Updated: Apr 7
Maybe it’s because I am Southern or maybe it's because I just love cheese..but for every major holiday I love making a holiday inspired cheeseball. I have made a Reindeer shaped cheeseball for Christmas, a football shaped cheeseball for the Superbowl so why not a carrot shaped cheeseball for Easter. I am having an outdoor dinner for Easter tomorrow and wanted to have an appetizer for my guests and this cheeseball is perfect! Cheeseballs are so easy to make and so delicious especially if you love cheese as much as I do! If you are looking for a quick and easy appetizer to serve this Easter Sunday, look no further.
Happy Easter from Spilling the Sweet Tea!
Ingredients Needed to make a Carrot Shaped Cheeseball
2- 12 oz containers of whipped cream cheese
1 cup of finely shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon of scallions, chopped
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 teaspoon of onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste
4 slices of cooked bacon, finely chopped
Directions to make a Carrot Shaped Cheeseball
1. Mix together cream cheese, shredded cheese, scallions, garlic, bacon, paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper; mix until well blended and smooth. Place mixture onto a piece of Saran Wrap and form into the shape of a carrot. Place in the refrigerate to firm up for 30 minutes.
2. On a large serving tray, place a bunch of parsley for the top of the carrot and then place the chilled cheeseball mixture on top of the stems of the parsley. Cover with finely cheddar cheese. See video below.
3. Surround cheeseball with crackers and enjoy!