The holiday season is the time of year when families and friends come together to celebrate the season. This can mean lots of gatherings and lots of tasty food. Since Soph and I love cheese, we thought this year, for some of our holiday parties, we’d try out a cheese ball. Not just any cheese ball though, a Christmas tree shaped cheese ball with olive decorations 😀 It looks cute and tastes, oh so yummy!
Christmas Tree Cheese Ball:
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup colby jack cheese, grated
1/4 cup green olives
1/4 cup black olives
3 Tbsps mayo
1/2 tsp garlic salt
3/4 cup crushed guacamole corn chips
First prep all of your ingredients (chop the green onions, grate the cheese, etc.). For the olives, measure them whole and then chop them. Then, dump everything except the chips in a bowl and mix with a hand mixer until well blended. Then make it into a ball in the bowl and chill it in the fridge for at least an hour. Once it’s firmed up a bit, shape it in to a cone and then role it in the crushed corn chips. Then, if you want, decorate it with whole olives by sticking ’em in with tooth picks. Keep it chilled until you serve it…if you an wait, I think we ate 1/2 of it immediately upon completion 😀
Watch Alex and Soph demonstrate this recipe on Two Kids Cooking TV!