As most of us now do when we’re looking for something creative to create from recipes to crafts, we head to Pinterest. Going back and forth, I was skeptical of this little Turkey Cheese Ball I came across. It very well could’ve been added to my post on Pinterest Fails, you know? But feeling confident, I gave it a try and WOW, what a success! Everyone at our Thanksgiving celebration loved it. I didn’t quite go by the original pin, but instead adapted the ingredients and supplies by what I already had in my home.
So, you want to make one too? Here’s how:
- TWO 8oz pkgs of cream cheese, softened
- 2 Tablespoons minced onion
- 1/2 tablespoon minced green bell pepper
- One 8oz can crushed pineapple well drained
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 cup chopped pecans
What you’ll need for the decorations:
- pretzel sticks
- 1 piece of Whopper candy
- 1 Swedish Fish candy
- 1 pretzel rod
- candy eyes
- candy corn
- chocolate icing or melted chocolate
Using what I already had, smaller pretzel sticks were used. I added crackers to the plate. For the head, I used a donut hole instead of using a Whopper then a piece of red fruit rollup instead of a piece of Swedish fish. Both times I used peanut butter to adhere the head and eyes, but you could also use icing as ‘glue’ and a piece of candy corn for the beak. Just throwing some options out there!
Overall, I’d say this little guy was a hit. The cheeseball was delicious and the presentation was perfect for a Thanksgiving treat. An added bonus: I was able to make it in-between taking a shower and getting my son ready for our Thanksgiving dinner at our cousin’s house. That’s a win in my book!