Turn mozzarella cheese into Skull and Crossbones Cheese using a silicone mold. This simple snack would be a great addition to a Halloween appetizer platter.
Can you believe this skull and crossbones are made of cheese?
How did I do that, you ask? It's easy and I'll show you the simple process below.
Skull and Crossbones Mozzarella Cheese (fills one mold)*
8-ounce block of Mozzarella Cheese - You must use a block of cheese. Do not use pre-shredded cheese as that contains ingredients to keep it from sticking. That type of cheese won't melt as smoothly.
Skull and Crossbones Silicone Ice Cube Mold (or any other shape)
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Melt the cheese.
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.
Fill the silicone molds with melted cheese.
Pinch off pieces of the mozzarella cheese and press it into the cavities of the skull and crossbones silicone mold.
Fill the cavities completely, adding pieces of cheese as needed.
Heat the filled mold in the microwave for 12-15 seconds just to re-melt the cheese so that it stays together.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove the mold from the fridge, turn it upside down, and press on the skull or crossbones and the cheese will pop right out.
Serve with crackers.
One 8-ounce block of cheese filled the 8 cavities in this skull and crossbones silicone mold.
The cheese is easier to unmold from softer silicone molds than from those molds sold as ice cube trays.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until your party.
There are so many cool silicone molds available these days that you can make them for practically any holiday. You can use any freshly shredded melting cheese to make fun cheese for a party.