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Christmas Tree Cheeseball

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I have another way for you today to turn a regular item you serve at this time of year into something a little more festive. Make a cheeseball look like a Christmas tree using 6 ingredients!

This cheeseball base is made with a mixture of cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and pesto. Once combined, refrigerate about 4 hours or until firm enough to shape.

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Then divide mixture in half and place one a sheet of plastic wrap. Loosely cover with the plastic wrap and shape each half into cone shape to look like a pine tree.

At this point, you can wrap each tree, label and freeze for up to 1 month. Twelve hours before serving, remove trees from freezer. Thaw in wrapper in refrigerator. Or place in the refrigerator again to firm up before serving.

It isn’t much more work to form and decorate your cheese ball to look like a Christmas tree. Just shape into a tree shape, roll in chopped parsley to give it that green tree color, and decorate.

The decorating the tree is the hardest part of the whole process. Slice almonds with small diced red pepper make up the ornaments on the tree. The great thing is you can make this ahead of time. Serve with crackers and you are set.

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Here’s what you need to make the
Christmas Tree Cheese Ball

  • CREAM CHEESE
  • SHREDDED CHEDDAR CHEESE
  • BASIL PEASTO
  • FRESH PARSLEY
  • SLICED ALMONDS
  • RED BELL PEPPER
  • ASSORTED CRACKERS FOR SERVING

Christmas Tree Cheese Ball

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Ingredients
  

  • 3 8 oz pkgs cream cheese or light cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 4 Tbsp basil pesto
  • ¼ cup finely chopped parsley
  • ¼ sliced almonds
  • 2 Tbsp chopped red bell pepper
  • Assorted crackers

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and pesto. Cover and refrigerate about 4 hours or until firm enough to shape.
  • Divide mixture in half and place one a sheet of plastic wrap. Loosely cover with the plastic wrap and shape each half into cone shape to look like a pine tree.
  • At this point, you can wrap each tree, label and freeze up to 1 month. Twelve hours before serving, remove trees from freezer. Thaw in wrapper in refrigerator. Or place in the refrigerator again to firm up.
  • Just before serving, roll trees in parsley, pressing it evenly onto trees. Place almond slices into trees in groups of 3. Press bell pepper pieces onto trees for ornaments. Serve with crackers. Makes 2 cheese balls.
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Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker.

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  1. This is such a fun idea! Im putting together some treats/snacks for our Relief Society sisters this Sunday and this would be perfect!