Halloween Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Balls

Saturday, October 30, 2010
A cheese spread shaped into Pumpkin heads for a Halloween party appetizer.

This pumpkin-shaped cheese ball is so easy and fun to make besides being delicious and easy to spread on crackers, toasted bread, and vegetables.

The cheese call looks so festive for a Halloween party and makes a great centerpiece on your party table.

It's always a big hit at any party and of course, you can decorate them for Thanksgiving without the faces and just leave them plain.

Serve with toast points, garlic bread, cucumber slices, and just about any cracker or vegetable assortment.

Everyone always gets a big kick out of making them look like a couple so get creative to make two festive cheese balls.

Ingredients You Will Need

  1. softened cream cheese 
  2. package cut up of sharp cheddar
  3. mozzarella shredded or cut-up 
  4. Swiss cheese
  5. garlic powder, paprika, Worcestershire sauce
  6. chopped pecans and walnuts mixed
  7. Garnish and decorate: pepperoncini sliced olives roasted peppers

Tool You Will Need

  • wax paper
  • butter knife or offset spatula
  • bowl
  • food processor
  • cheese spreader

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Halloween or Fall Parties

These two pumpkin heads are a delightful addition to your Halloween or Thanksgiving party table. The soft assortment of cheeses are delicious and spread easily on an assortment of toasted bread and crackers.

Everyone raves about how adorable these two spreadable cheeses are and the nutty delicious taste is addicting, these won't last long!

Halloween Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Balls

Halloween Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Balls

Yield: 24
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinInactive time: 25 HourTotal time: 25 H & 15 M
A delicious cheddar and cream cheese spread shaped into pumpkin heads as a fabulous Halloween appetizer


  • 1 8oz package softened of cream cheese
  • 1 8oz package cut up of sharp cheddar
  • 1 8oz mozzarella shredded or cut-up Swiss
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of garlic powder, paprika, Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup chopped pecans and walnuts mixed
  • Garnish and decorating:
  • pepperoncini
  • sliced olives
  • roasted peppers


  1. In a heavy-duty mixer using the flat beater bar, beat everything together until smooth.
  2. Scoop onto wax paper shape into balls,( two large ) roll into chopped pecans.
  3. Cut tops off of pepperoncini for the stem on the pumpkins, use sliced olives for the eyes and red pepper strips cut into a smile for the mouth.
  4. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
  5. Refrigerate if you have any leftovers.
  6. Serve with pita crackers, butter crackers, celery sticks, cucumber slices or any other snack-sized dipping vegetables and crackers you prefer.
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  1. so cute and creative these cheese balls!happy halloweeeeeeeeeen!

  2. Claudia, cute party cheese balls for sure. Happy Halloween

  3. My only problem is it would be hard to dig into those cute little smiling faces! Neat idea!

  4. Very creative. It always tickles me to see halloween creations. ;)

  5. I love the cheese balls.
    I picked up some goat cheese today and was going to try to mix it up with rum and raisins or chambord and pineapple. Not sure how that will taste but it makes me want to have a party just to see how it goes over. Ted's not a good test subject because...believe it or not...he isn't crazy about goat cheese. I'll end up having to eat the concoctions all myself. Maybe not a bad thing. ;)

  6. Very cute! They have to be delicious! I would probably devour most of it before anyone could get near. Love all that cheese!

  7. they are so cute! I bet they're a hit at parties. Happy Halloween :)

  8. How cute are those! I love having cheese at a party and these look great for Halloween!

  9. Really adorable, especially the hats. Happy Halloween

  10. Everyone says they're cute but I'm finding them a bit scary actually...! I think it's the eyes.

    Hungry Jenny x

  11. Oh this is too much fun. So cute I almost couldn't eat them. Remember I said "almost."

  12. You're cheesehead balls look so delicious! I could eat them with a spoon! So cute.

  13. These are so cute! I love it when food looks like people... seriously. Growing up my grandma would make this Armenian sweetbread for us around Easter and she would shape the dough into people. My mom still humors us every Easter, haha :) I think these cheeseball heads would be perfect for a party, so playful!


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