Halloween Recipes: Spicy Pumpkin Balls
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Before indulging in the sweets, why not start off with savory treats? These simple recipes will be spine-tingling for the whole family. This pumpkin-shaped cheese ball is perfect for a Halloween party.
Ingredients (serves 6 pieces)
- 2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 green onion, finelychopped
- ¼cup red pepper, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons prepared salsa (medium to hot spice level)
- blue corn tortilla chips
With a mixer, beat cream cheese and half the cheddar cheese until well blended.
Stir in green onion, red pepper and salsa.Add a little more salsa for extra spiciness.
Wrap mixture in plasticwrap and refrigerate for at least one hour, or until firm
While still wrapped, shape cheese mixture into a ball.Remove wrap. If desired, make vertical grooves in ball with your fingertips to resemble a pumpkin.Roll ball in the remaining cheese.
Break tortilla chips into small triangles to make the jack-o'-lantern's eyes, nose and mouth. Press into ball.
If you have a green pepper on hand, cut awaythe stem and use it to decorate the top of the cheese ball. Save rest of the pepper for later use.
Serve with tortilla chips.