Cheese Ball Cauldron
Cheddar cheese ball rolled in poppy seeds decorated to look like a witch's cauldron makes a fun appetizer for Halloween.
cheese ball cauldron, halloween appetizer
Beth Jackson Klosterboer
plus 3 more ounces, softened
shredded cheddar cheese
crumbled bacon or real bacon bits
small red peppers
small orange peppers
small yellow peppers
Stir together 8 ounces cream cheese, cheddar cheese and bacon until well combined.
Roll into a ball.
Pour poppy seeds into a shallow bowl.
Roll the cheese ball in the poppy seeds leaving about 1/3 of the ball on one end uncovered.
Stir the remaining 3 ounces cream cheese until soft and creamy.
Spoon into a disposable pastry bag.
Snip off the tip of the bag and pipe a thick tube of cream cheese around edge of the uncovered area creating the rim of the cauldron.
Sprinkle poppy seeds over the rim and top of the cauldron.
Pipe a 1 1/2 inch round of cream cheese in the center of a plate.
Break off 2 1/2 - 3 inch pieces from the ends of the pretzel rods.
Arrange 10 pretzel rod pieces around the cream cheese on the plate so they look like logs on a fire.
Enjoy the inner pretzel pieces as a snack.
Set the cheese ball cauldron on top of the logs.
Cut thin slices from the peppers then cut them into tear drop shaped flames.
Attach them to the base of the cauldron using the remaining cream cheese.
Spoon guacamole into a pastry bag.
Cut off the tip and pipe guacamole into the top of the cauldron.
Allow a bit to drip over the rim.
Serve with your favorite crackers.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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