Cheese Ball Recipe: Mini Pumpkin Bites

This Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe will be the hit of any Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving party. It just requires a few ingredients and will be enjoyed by all

I’m going to keep this short and sweet and full of bites and delights with my Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe!

How adorable is it?? And have no fear – I have a Thanksgiving version coming to a computer near you. I suppose a Christmas version is also in order, now that I think about it. A cheese ball recipe for all holidays and seasons! Can’t you just see it?

I can.

Cheese Ball Recipe with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, crackers, celery, parsley

Going into the colder months is no easy feat. We have to have something that tethers us, don’t you think? For some, it’s hunkering down at home with football games or knitting. Or both. You never know. Neither float my boat, but I’m all about pellet stoves, snuggles, soup, and books. I love long walks into the bath and the smell of wood burning smoke. Even though, Scarlet, when I was pregnant with you I hated that smell. (She doesn’t read my blog so I’m talking aloud to myself) The thing is, I have mountains to climb and mountains of photos to edit. We’re going away for a romantic weekend in NYC and I’m shuffling all the logistical kid and pet details. And I’m eating mini pumpkin cheese balls, because really how could you not?

If eating this cheese ball recipe is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.

Mini Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe

What You Need:

7.5 oz Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese
1 Cup Finely Shredded Cheddar Cheese
15-17 RITZ Crackers
Cheez-It Crackers (finely crushed)
Celery
Parsley

Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, crackers, celery, parsley

What You Do:

1 – In a medium size bowl, mix the cream cheese and the shredded cheese

2 – Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop about 1 Tablespoon of mixture and roll into a ball

3 – Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet

4 – Place in fridge for about 10-15 minutes to firm them up just a bit

5 – Take the finely crushed Cheez-Its and place in a bowl

6 – Add one cheese ball and roll around in the mixture until well coated

7 – Cut up the celery into skinny ½ inch pieces and place one stalk into a cheese ball

8 – Add a piece of parsley if you wish

9 – Place onto RITZ Cracker “platforms”.

10 – Enjoy!

Loving the fall recipes? I also make Pumpkin Apple Muffins!

So, what’s your favorite thing to hunker down with in the colder months?

This Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe will be the hit of any Halloween, Fall and Thanksgiving party. It just requires a few ingredients and will be enjoyed by all

Zombie Graves Mini Halloween Cakes

How fun are these Zombies in the graveyard? Easy to make with pre-made Rice Krispie treats! Great for any party or reason for Halloween Cakes! #recipe #fun

I originally posted this in 2017, but had to bring it back. Zombie Graves! Mini Halloween Cakes!

It’s simultaneously easy/creepy. It’s all things Halloween in this household, in ways I haven’t fully discovered yet. I’ve been in my blur of photo editing, lack of vitamin D (thanks, 14 gloomy days in a row), and being in a total fog after our DC trip over the weekend. That said, this is Halloween time! It’s on all of our brains! (BRAAAAIIIINS) I’m trying really hard not to give any spoilers away. It aches me not to share photos of Des’ costume. It’s SO cute that my teeth hurt. Mine is funny and goofy, but not fetching. Scarlet’s is brilliant but will go over some people’s heads, and Cassidy’s costume is still evolving.

These days, I rely heavily on video and phone photos. They’re good, but they’re not real camera photos. And that said, it’s super hard to juggle two excited kids, my own propensity for dressing up, and a phone, AND a camera. I’ll see what I can do, though. It matters. A lot. And I’m super horrible at keeping secrets so I’m just going to stop talking now and share a recipe.

All good things in due time! I promise you that.

Zombie Graves Mini Halloween Cakes:

Ingredients

1 pkg. Rice Krispies Treats
1 can Vanilla Frosting
1 pkg. Chocolate Graham Crackers
2 — Hershey’s Cookies N Crème Candy Bars
Wilton Candy Melts, Orange
Green Candy Shreds
Black Food Coloring
1 pkg. Gummy Monsters

Halloween Treats

Directions

  1. Color the frosting with a few drops of black food coloring so it is a dark gray color, and then spread it on top of each of the Rice Krispies Treats.
  2. Place a monster on each one so it looks like it is coming up from the ground.
  3. Crush one package of the grahams and sprinkle over the frosting. Sprinkle some green candy shreds on to look like grass.
  4. Divide each candy bar into 3 sections. You can use an edible marker to write dates or funny names on the candy bar headstones.
  5. Melt the orange chocolate melts per package directions and put a dot on the front bottom edge of each candy bar headstone and press against the end of the krispies treat behind the zombie.


Halloween Cakes

Halloween Treats

Halloween Treats

Halloween Treats

Halloween Treats

How fun are these Zombies in the graveyard? Easy to make with pre-made Rice Krispie treats! Great for any party or reason for Halloween Treats! #recipe #fun

So, would you make these awesome Halloween Cakes?

How fun are these Zombies in the graveyard? Easy to make with pre-made Rice Krispie treats! Great for any party or reason for Halloween Treats! #recipe #fun