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Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball Carrots

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With just three ingredients and a few minutes you can have the cutest spring or Easter appetizer. The perfect cheese ball for a garden party too!

carrot shaped cheese balls with parsley toppers

      Your Easter appetizer table just got a whole lot more fit for the Easter Bunny! This fun cheese ball is shaped like carrots to keep old EB happy.

It will keep your family happy as well. Just get the crackers ready, because everyone will keep going back for more!

     A couple of years ago I made a Havarti cheese ball in the shape of a carrot for our Easter Eggstravaganza.  It won’t over so well.  That recipe is a winner anyway.

     I was hooked on it the first time our friend Ro made it for us and of course I had to get the recipe.  I have made it a few times since and it is always so good.  As these things go, it is even more fun when it is shaped like a carrot!

    Then there was the Pig Skin Cheese Ball that the guys just couldn’t stop eating during football.  So I decided to do a hybrid.

    I took the ranch and cheddar idea from the pig skin football and the carrot shape and morphed them into these cute little carrots.  What a fun snack for our eggstravaganza, don’t you think?

cheddar bacon ranch cheese ball spread over crackers

    Of course you don’t have to make it into carrots.  It would be just as delicious in a ball, just not as cute.

    My husband went crazy for this cheese ball too.  He helped himself to a big plateful and some pretzel sticks after everyone left.  A reward for another fun event!

platter of carrot shaped cheese balls with easter bunny spreader knives and crackers.
Yield: 24 Servings

Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball Carrots

With just three ingredients and a few minutes you can have the cutest spring or Easter appetizer. The perfect cheese ball for a garden party too!

With just three ingredients and a few minutes you can have the cutest spring or Easter appetizer. The perfect cheese ball for a garden party too!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cheddar cheese
  • 24 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 pkg. ranch dip seasoning mix
  • fresh parsley or dill for serving

Instructions

  1. If using bock cheese like I did, place in food processor and process until chopped finely. If you don’t have a food processor, use finely shredded cheddar.
  2. Use processor or a sturdy spoon to stir in cream cheese and ranch dip.
  3. Chill mixture until it is sturdy enough to handle. Shape into a ball or if desired roll between your hands to make long carrots. 
  4. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour.
  5. If desired, insert stems of fresh herbs into carrots for presentation. 
  6. Serve at room slightly chilled or at room temperature with cracker or pretzels.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 234mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

Your Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball Carrots look awesome! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Friday 21st of April 2017

I love that you take the time to make a cheese ball into carrots!! You do inspire me to take more time and be a bit more creative with the presentation.

Carlee

Friday 21st of April 2017

It did make it a lot of fun to serve, that is for sure. Really it wasn't a ton more work either. Thank you!

Amy

Thursday 20th of April 2017

Carlee, this is a darling cheese ball idea and it sounds good too. I ended up here after I saw this on Think Tank Thursday link party.

Carlee

Friday 21st of April 2017

Thank you so much, Amy!

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

Too funny, I just packed some of the cheese ball we had on Easter in a container for my lunch today, ha ha! But you talk about adorable! Literately the cutest cheeseball I've ever seen! Brilliant idea and what a huge hit it must've been!

Carlee

Friday 21st of April 2017

Great minds think alike! I do have to admit that the carrots turned out kind of cute. Thanks, Andrea!