Updated: Nov 5, 2020
Hello, hi & welcome back! Today, I'm excited to share with you my recipe (okay I stole the base of the recipe from my mom) for a super cute Pumpkin Cheese Ball! Mom's cheese balls are always a hit at our holiday parties so I thought I'd give it a fun Halloween twist by making it look like a pumpkin for our upcoming Halloween Party!
Don't forget to pin this recipe for later!
16 oz Cream Cheese
1 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar
1 Cup Shredded Colby Jack
1 Packet Ranch Dressing Mix (powder; NOT the dip mix)
Large Bell Pepper Stem
Crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos
Combine Cream Cheese, Shredded Cheddar, Shredded Colby and Ranch Powder in a mixing bowl. I use my hands to properly squish it all together. A spoon just doesn't do the trick.
Form a ball and roll in crushed Doritos until the entire outside is covered in orange.
Wrap the entire cheese ball in plastic wrap (not too tight; leave a little room to change shape in the next step).
Using yarn or string, create the pumpkiny-curves!
This can be stored in the fridge until ready to serve. I prepped mine the night before and left it in the fridge until right before we left.
Serving: Remove the string/plastic wrap and place the bell pepper stem on top! Serve with crackers or veggies or anything that you like with cheesy-ranch!
I hope you have enjoyed creating with me!