50 DIY Days: Cheeseball Snowman

Day 19: The cheeseball snowman! Yup, I have been making this guy every year since I found the recipe in the Martha Stewart magazine around 2005? Yup. It’s delicious. It’s cheese! How could it not be fantastic? The photos above are from a Christmas Party last Christmas. He’s delicious! I’d like to share the recipe… here it is….
Cheeseball Snowman
By, Martha Stewart magazine
1 pound cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, grated
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper
**Celery, clove, pumpernickel slice, black olives, and carrot
1. In a food processor, combine cream cheese (reserve a spoonful for hat), 1/2 cup Monterey Jack, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Freeze until firm, 30 minutes.
2. Shape mixture into 3 balls; roll balls in remaining Monterey Jack. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
3. Just before serving, stack balls; secure with toothpicks. Use vegetable peeler to shave celery scarf; pin with clove. Cut bread into 1- and 1 1/2-inch rounds; glue hat together with cream cheese, then secure with toothpick. Punch dots from olives with plain round pastry tips, and cut end off carrot; press in place. Serve with crackers.
**If you’ll notice… I do not have celery, pumpernickel, or olives on my snowman…. Pretty much I used the stuff I already had in my home. Instead of the suggested decorations…. I used apple skin for the scarf, peppercorns for the eyes and buttons, and just normal bread for the hat. 🙂
Enjoy! AND, trust me: it’s delicious and super easy to make! The kids thought it was pretty amazing!

My cost: About $6
Time: 30 minutes.


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Categories: 50 DIY Days, food


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