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Snowman Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, Holiday
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling 4 hours
Servings 10
Author Melissa


  • 2 8 oz blocks of cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese at room temperature
  • 1 oz package ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded jack cheese
  • 1 baby carrot
  • whole peppercorns


  1. Let cream cheese and sharp cheddar come to room temperature. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese and ranch dressing mix. 

  2. Divide cheese mixture and form one smaller cheese ball for the head and one larger cheese ball for the body. Transfer cheese mixtures to two separate sheets of plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Can be made several days ahead. 

  3. Right before serving, press shredded cheese into cheese ball. Place on a serving plate and place smaller cheese ball onto larger cheese ball. Slice the tip off of a baby carrot and press into cheese ball to make a nose. Use whole peppercorns for mouth, eyes and buttons. Serve with crackers. 

Recipe Notes

Cheese Ball can be mixed and refrigerated up to three days before. Add jack cheese and snowman decorations right before serving.