Mini Turkey Cheese Balls

Mini Turkey Cheese Balls

These tasty Mini Turkey Cheese Balls are created with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, pieces of sweet dried cranberries, rolled in pecans and decorated to appear like a turkey! Make these for a Thanksgiving day appetizer or a entertaining fall gathering!

How to Make Mini Cheese Balls

mini festive turkey cheese ball on a white plate with crackers around it

These mini cheese balls are so uncomplicated to make! I identified the easiest way to make these is to mix up all the components, and then roll it out into a log type. Then slice six even pieces and roll these into small balls.

Roll every ball into the chopped pecans. You will want to spot the almonds and carrot in the cheese ball though the cheese is nonetheless soft. I utilised infant carrots for these cute small turkeys, mainly because I like the rounded appear on the finish of the carrot. To make the carrots less complicated to push into the cheese ball, I took a peeler and shaved the carrot till it was a point shape on the finish. After you have them all place with each other, spot in the fridge till you are prepared to serve. If you like softer cheese, you can set them out 30 minutes just before you want to serve them.

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Can Mini Cheese Balls Be Made Ahead of Time?

This cheeseball recipe is the great appetizer to make ahead of time. They hold up extremely properly in the refrigerator, and really taste far better when the flavors combine with each other for longer.

If you want the nuts to be genuinely crunchy, then hold off rolling the cheese balls in the pecans and adding the almonds till closer to when you want to serve them. You can type the balls ahead of time, and pull them out 30 minutes just before you want to add the nuts to let the cheese soften just adequate that the nuts quickly stick to it.

The excellent factor about these mini cheese balls is that they are compact adequate for your youngsters to quickly deal with them. You can give them the assignment to roll them in the pecans and add the almonds and carrot nose. It is really a genuinely entertaining meals activity for them!

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I hope you get pleasure from these darling Mini Turkey Cheese Balls appetizer for your youngsters!

I would like your feedback!  If you make this recipe, will you leave a comment and star rating beneath? Your feedback is super valuable for SHK parents and other readers who are pondering about creating theseThank you so a great deal!

mini turkey cheeseballs on a white platter
  • eight ounces cream cheese softened
  • three/four cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/two cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/two cup pecans, finely chopped
  • six every infant carrots
  • 1/two cup sliced almonds
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and dried cranberries.
  • Form mixture into a roll and reduce into six even slices. Form every slice into a round ball.
  • Roll every ball in chopped pecans.
  • Lightly press sliced almonds into every ball to type ‘turkey feathers’
  • With a vegetable peeler, shave the bottom half of every carrot into a point. Press into the front of every ball to type the ‘turkey nose’.
  • Serve with crackers, celery sticks, and/or carrot sticks and get pleasure from!


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