close up on the witches hat cheese ball with a plastic spider crawling onto the plate
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Witches Hat Cheese Ball

This witches hat cheese ball is a great Halloween party appetizer, put it centre stage on your buffet table, add a platter of crackers, and vegetable sticks and wow your guests with a fun and easy halloween snack. The cream cheese is mixed with bell pepper, green onions and some herbs, before being formed into a 'hat shape and covered in black olives. Definitely one for you halloween parties.
Prep Time20 mins
Chilling time4 hrs
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Servings: 10
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Ingredients

  • 2 blocks cream cheese (8oz/250g packets) - see note 1
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 1/2 cups pitted black olives
  • 1 tbsp olive oil - optional

Instructions

  • Remove the cream cheese from the fridge at least 30 minutes before you want to start.
  • Finely chop the bell pepper and green onion.
  • Place the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl and add in the red bell pepper, green onion and chopped parsley. Use a hand mixer or wooden spoon to thoroughly combine the ingredients.
  • Place a sheet of cling wrap on the counter top and spoon the cream cheese mixture on top.
  • Lay another sheet of cling wrap over the top (you may need two)
  • Use your hands to gently push the ball of cream cheese into a cone shape.
  • Bending the tip over slightly to resemble a crooked hat top.
  • Gently pick up the cone up with one hand and peel off the bottom sheet of cling wrap.
  • Place the hat directly onto your serving plate - see note 2.
  • Remove the outer cling wrap.
  • Cut the olives in half and then decorate the outside of the hat with them.
  • Chill for 4 hours or uptown 48 hours.
  • When ready to serve lightly brush the olives with oil to help them glisten.

Notes

  1. You can use either full fat or low fat blocks of cream cheese, don't try and use the spreadable cream cheese, as it doesn't hold up to moulding well and can collapse.
  2. Use a small black plate to accentuate the witches hat appearance and look like the brim of the hat.

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 17.7mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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