Oh, you are going to love me for this. It’s adorable! It’s delicious! It’s no-cook! Not to mention it’s fast and easy to prepare, and seriously, who doesn’t like a good cheese spread? If you have small children, this gets even better: it’s so simple that they can do this for you while you sit on the couch sluggin’ back a Hot Toddy. You’re welcome.
Besides, who can resist goat cheese, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese in the form of a sassy snowman? You just may want to let others know in a subtle way that you can actually eat this thing and that it’s not just a work of art. Scroll down for the recipe…
Cheeseball Holiday Snowman
- 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 10 oz. log of goat cheese
- 1 16 oz. package of shredded white cheddar (or any kind of shredded white cheese of your choice)
- Crackers for dipping, or vegetables (*tip: buy a tray of crudité from your grocery store, like I did, and plop the snowman in the center!)
- 1 bamboo skewer
- To “dress” the snowman: a small baby carrot cut into a point for a nose (using a knife or vegetable peeler), a few peppercorns for “buttons”, and 2 pretzel sticks for “arms”.
Using your hands mix all cheeses together in a large bowl, blending well. Shape the cheese into three balls of different sizes: one large, one medium, and one small. Stack on top of one another like you would a snowman: the largest at the bottom, then the medium, then the smallest. Add the skewer down the center to keep them together.
Next, add the “accessories” to complete the snowman, and place in the center of a crudite tray (purchased from the grocery store) or crackers. Work one of the carrots into the shape of a nose with a vegetable peeler. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Enjoy!
*Note: The snowman I created, was going to an adult party with friends, hence the lovely greetings on the chalkboards (purchased at Michael’s). You’ll probably want to put a more G-rated, festive greeting that normal people might like, such as “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Hanukah”.