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Cheeseball bunnyI admit it!  I have never been much of a cheeseball fan.  I know there are many of you that probably make a great cheeseball, but my experience for many years was just the store purchased variety.  Need I say more!  That is until this cheeseball recipe was made by one of my sisters and it changed my opinion forever!

This cheeseball is so good!  I was working on my Easter dinner menu recently and decided it would be nice to have an appetizer to greet family as they arrived.   I thought of the cheeseball and decided to make it with a twist, shape it into a bunny head!

I really hope, and I think that you will, enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I have through the years!

Cheeseball bunny

Cheeseball Ingredients:

  • 2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese
  • 1 (8 oz) can of crushed pineapple – drained
  • 1 tablespoon of seasoned salt
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped bell pepper

Cheeseball Instructions:

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  • Open the cream cheese and place it in a medium sized bowl, allow to soften

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  • While it is softening, chop the green onion and bell pepper
  • Open and drain the can of crushed pineapple

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  • Add the drained pineapple, seasoned salt, chopped green onion and bell pepper to the cream cheese
  • Mix well
  • Shape into a ball
  • Roll in nuts
  • Store in air tight container in fridge

Cheeseball bunnyBecause I wanted to attempt a bunny head shape, I forego the shaping it into a ball and did my best to make a bunny shaped head and ears.  I’m not nearly as artistic as many, or probably most of you, so don’t laugh at my bunny head!  I then just poured the nuts on slowly, pressing them in lightly with my fingers.

For the face, I cut circles out of the white of a radish and placed a green olive slice on top.  Next for the nose and mouth, I used the red portion of the radish.  And then I finished it off with carrots for the whiskers!  Actually I think it’s a funny looking bunny, but I doubt if the people eating it will be bothered by the imperfections of the bunny!

Finish your cheeseball off by placing it on a pretty serving plate and surrounding it with the crackers of your choice!

Most important, have a wonder Easter!

Please click here for the printable recipe:  Cheeseball Recipe



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