Turn your normal block of cheese into this Skull and Crossbones Mozzarella Cheese Shapes! This simple snack is easy to make yet deathly delicious!
Can you believe this is cheese? I know it looks like white chocolate, but indeed it is Mozzarella cheese that I melted and pressed into a skull and cross bones silicone mold.
Over the summer I exchanged many e-mails with our exchange student and I told her of my love of Halloween. The day she arrived, she showered us with gifts from her homeland. One of the items she presented to me was a silicone mold that could be used to make skull and crossbones shaped ice cubes, chocolate, gumdrops, or as I found out, cheese. She is excited that I used the mold for one of my blog projects and I am thrilled that she is really looking forward to celebrating Halloween with us. We will certainly be serving skull shaped cheese at our party this year.
Skull and Crossbones Mozzarella Cheese (fills one mold)*
8 ounce block of Mozzarella Cheese
microwave safe bowl
Skull and Crossbones Silicone Ice Cube Mold (or any other shape)*
*The mold I used for this project is made of clear silicone, but I did also just purchase some black molds from Amazon.com, so we'd have more to use for our party. I noticed that the cavities in the clear mold are a bit thicker than the black, so if you use a black mold, you may have enough cheese to make an extra skull and crossbones.
Shred the cheese. Do not use the already shredded cheese, as there are things in those packages to keep the cheese from sticking and it is too dry for this project.
Pour cheese into a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 20 seconds. Stir. Heat for 15 seconds. Stir. Heat for 10 second increments, stirring after each until completely melted. It will be one thick ball once melted.
Pinch off pieces of the mozzarella cheese and press into the cavities of the skull and crossbones silicone mold. Fill the cavities completely, adding pieces of cheese as needed. Heat in the microwave for 12-15 seconds just to re-melt the cheese so that it stays together.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove mold from the fridge, turn it upside down, press on the skull or cross bones and the cheese will pop right out.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until your party. Serve with crackers. There are so many cool silicone molds available these days that you can make these for practically any holiday. I haven't tried any other cheese yet, but think that any cheese that melts well will work. I've added some links below for some other Halloween silicone molds, if you make something other than the skull and crossbones, let me know how it turns out.
Be sure to check out all the Halloween recipes here on Hungry Happenings.
Halloween silicone Molds that are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)
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- Mini Basketball Cheeseburgers - February 15, 2023
- Snowman Popcorn Bucket - December 24, 2022
approximately how many pieces of cheese do you get from (1) 8 oz. block?
Beth Jackson Klosterboer
I filled the mold once and had a little left over, so I'd say 10 or so pieces.
Heehee sooo cute!!
cheesy LEGO minifigs and bricks are definitely in my future this weekend!
Fantastic! Definitely a new way to use those molds for me, and I am so doing skulls for the 19th!!
So awesome! I have the same molds and have no idea what to do with them. Now I do 😉
Thanks so much for sharing this!!! I can't wait to use molds of cheese in my son's lunch.
Wonder if it would work with cheddar... might have to try!
Beth Jackson Klosterboer
I assume it will work, but I'm going to try to find time to check it out too.
Beth Jackson Klosterboer
I just tried this out with cheddar cheese and it works too. The cheese is a bit more greasy than the mozzarella, but it still molds well.
Oh my goodness, this is brilliant!! And to think... I JUST passed up some wicked marvel heroes silicon molds today! for shame...
Such a great idea! Love it!
Michelle | Creative Food
This is awesome! We use silicone molds but never tried with cheese. Love the idea!
love it! I pinned it!
This is cool, and the skull and crossbones would also work for International Talk Like A Pirate Day, which is September 19th. 🙂
Oh, that is awesome! Just in time for International Talk Like A Pirate Day, as well as Halloween! :)Yummy cheesy skull and crossbones? Yes, please!
Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com
This is such a great idea!
So cool - Maybe I can do this and kiddo will finally eat Mozzarella Cheese?!
Very very cool!
~ Kerry DeKelver|~
Oohhh... u just opened up a whole new world of silicone molds for me! Did not know that shredded cheese was any different. Thanks for the heads up on that!
Thanks for sharing this! I have lots of candy molds that I haven't been using. With this great idea, I'll be breaking them out again. 🙂