All holiday appetizers should be this fun! This adorable snowman is made of a delicious spread of seasoned cream and Cheddar cheeses.

Make-Ahead Snowman Cheese Ball
Serves 7
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
4 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
4 hr 10 min
  1. 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  2. 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (16 ounces)
  3. 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  4. 1 tablespoon grated onion
  5. 1/4 teaspoon yellow mustard
  6. 2 drops red pepper sauce
  7. 1 container (4 ounces) whipped cream cheese, softened
  8. Decorations (see Success Hint), if desired
  9. Assorted crackers, if desired
  1. Mix 3 packages cream cheese and the Cheddar cheese; divide into 3 equal parts. Combine 2 parts to equal two-thirds of mixture; mix in pesto. Mix onion, mustard and pepper sauce into remaining one-third mixture.
  2. Cover each cheese mixture and refrigerate about 4 hours or until firm enough to shape. Shape each cheese mixture into ball. Wrap each ball, label and freeze.
  3. About 12 hours before serving, remove balls from freezer. Thaw in wrappers in refrigerator.
  4. Arrange balls on serving plate with smaller ball on top for head of snowman. Frost snowman with whipped cream cheese before serving. Decorate as desired. Serve with crackers. Store covered in refrigerator.
  1. * Guests may be a little reluctant to start sampling your delicious creation, so make extra to fill serving bowls to help get them started.
  1. Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
  2. Calories 42, Total Fat 4g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 45mg, Total Carbohydrate 0g, Fiber 0g, Protein 2g
  3. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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