Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Cheeseball

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I found this adorable cheeseball on Pinterest and had to make it for our family dinner!  This cute idea came from Angela over at Handmade In The Heartland.  I simplified it by using a store-bought cheeseball and it turned out great! It was a big hit at our family get-together.

Turkey Cheeseball

2 8oz pkgs of cream cheese, softened
2 T. minced onion
1/2 T. minced green bell pepper
1 8oz can crushed pineapple well drained
1 t. salt
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. onion powder
1 c. chopped pecans

pretzel sticks
whopper candy
beef jerkey stick
candy eyes
candy corn
fruit roll up
chocolate icing or melted chocolate 

Mix all ingredients other than the pecans together until well combined.  With damp hands roll the mixture into a ball and then roll in chopped pecans.  Wrap it in wax paper and put it in the fridge to chill and firm up a bit. 

To make the turkey "feathers" stick your pretzel sticks into the back 1/2 of the cheese ball.  To create mr. gobblers head take a stick of beef jerkey and "glue" a whopper candy on top with icing.  Then attach the nose and eyes also with icing.  We made the gobbler by cutting a little strip of fruit roll up and then laying it over the candy corn.  

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