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Thursday, October 22, 2015

This Spider Is A Bit Cheesy

Cheese Ball
  • 1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) LAND O LAKES® Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, if desired
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seed
  • 2 grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 4 pretzel rods
Serve With
  • Crackers
  • Assorted cut-up vegetables

Combine all cheese ball ingredients in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.
Reserve 2 tablespoons cheese mixture for legs. Shape 1/2 cup cheese mixture into ball for spider head. Shape remaining mixture into round spider body. Place poppy seed into large shallow dish. Roll cheese balls in poppy seed, pressing seeds onto balls to coat. Place onto large plate or platter to form spider. Attach cherry tomatoes for eyes with toothpicks. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
Just before serving, attach legs by breaking each pretzel rod in thirds. Insert 3 pieces into each side of body; use reserved cheese mixture to attach remaining pretzel piece to form bent legs.
Serve with assorted crackers and vegetables.
Recipe courtesy of Land O Lakes®. For nutrition facts, a “how-to” video for this recipe and more about Land O Lakes®, please visit their website


  1. Looks delicious....and cute too. Thanks for visiting me. Sheila

    1. thanks for repaying the favor and coming over to visit us as well. I will be stopping back by I am sure as I loved your blog.

  2. Wow nice look so cute!!
    Happy Halloween!!!

    1. thanks for your awesome comment
      happy Halloween to you as well


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