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This southwestern-flavored cheese ball is shaped into a black spider to spook all your guests at your next Halloween gathering!
Combine all cheese ball ingredients in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.
Reserve 2 tablespoons cheese mixture for legs.
Shape 1/2 cup cheese mixture into ball for spider head. Shape remaining mixture into round spider body. Place poppy seed into large shallow dish. Roll cheese balls in poppy seed, pressing seeds onto balls to coat. Place onto large plate or platter to form spider. Place black olive and red pepper piece onto toothpick. Insert into spider’s head for eye. Repeat for other eye. Place red pepper piece for mouth. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
Just before serving, attach legs by breaking each pretzel rod in thirds. Insert 3 pieces into each side of body; use reserved cheese mixture to attach remaining pretzel piece to form bent legs.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
I made this recipe last night. It was too soft to roll. I just shaped it on the pan and sprinkled the poppy seeds on the top. From the previous comments, my cream cheese and butter wasn't too soft. The taste is great and I will make it work. Next time I will grate my own shredded cheese instead of the package ones. I think that will make it more firmer
I made this cheese ball and it tastes great, however, it is too soft to retain it's shape! Possibly leaving out the butter would help.
This was a huge hit at the halloween party and very tastey!!!
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