This is a cheese ball cleverly disguised as a skinned human face. So gross and yet SOOOooo good! Arrange crackers, pretzels, or any snacks you want around the face and serve with a knife!

Tara
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
1 plastic face mask (from crafts store)

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Lightly coat plastic face mask with cooking spray (see Cook's Notes). Line the face mask with plastic wrap, taking care to press it down fully into the nose and eyes.

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  • Reserve two or three slices of prosciutto and set aside. Tear the remaining slices of prosciutto into strips and lay them into the mask to form the "muscle tissue." Start around the eyes, leaving eyes blank, and then create the cheeks, chin, and forehead.

  • Take the two whole green olives and position them in the eye holes, pimento side-down. Set the mask aside.

  • Combine the softened cream cheese, Cheddar, and Havarti cheeses in a mixing bowl. Add the chopped green olives and roasted red peppers. Use an electric mixer or clean hands to mix until thoroughly combined.

  • Take a heaping spoonful of the cheese mixture and arrange it to form an eye around one olive, and then the other. Gently lay handfuls of the cheese mixture all around the mask, taking care not to move the slices of prosciutto. Press the cheese down as you work to fill in all of the crevices. When the mask is full, gently press in the cheese mixture all around the mask. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  • Invert the mask onto a serving platter and gently remove the mask and the plastic wrap. You should be left with a gorgeous (and freaky) face. If there is cheese showing around the bottom edges, use the reserved prosciutto slices to cover it before serving.

Cook's Note:

Plastic face masks are available at craft stores like Michael's® or Jo-Anns®. If you have your own cheese ball recipe, you can certainly use it instead.

Nutrition Facts

189.2 calories; 6.9 g protein; 1 g carbohydrates; 53.7 mg cholesterol; 426.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2015
This was the gruesome hit of our Allrecipes pre-Halloween party. One of my co-workers scooped out an eyeball right away and ate it. Sick. The cheese mixture was exactly the right amount for the mask and it firmed up nicely and held its shape. And it tasted really good! Tips: 1) It's tricky to position the olives so they don't get all wonky when you add the cheese filling. Next time I might add them afterwards. 2) I used the edge of a spoon to emphasize the outline of the lips. I think that made it extra life-like. 3) The next time I make this I might download a photo of the musculature of the face and try to copy that with the prosciutto. Because that's how I roll. 4) This isn't just for Halloween; how about a Game of Thrones or Walking Dead viewing party? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2015
This was the gruesome hit of our Allrecipes pre-Halloween party. One of my co-workers scooped out an eyeball right away and ate it. Sick. The cheese mixture was exactly the right amount for the mask and it firmed up nicely and held its shape. And it tasted really good! Tips: 1) It's tricky to position the olives so they don't get all wonky when you add the cheese filling. Next time I might add them afterwards. 2) I used the edge of a spoon to emphasize the outline of the lips. I think that made it extra life-like. 3) The next time I make this I might download a photo of the musculature of the face and try to copy that with the prosciutto. Because that's how I roll. 4) This isn't just for Halloween; how about a Game of Thrones or Walking Dead viewing party? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2012
Made this for an appy before dinner tonight and everyone LOVED it! I used our favorite cheese ball recipe: 'Herman Reunion Cheese Ball' fron this site. I used black olives for the eyes too b/c that's what I had on hand. This was super simple and turned out really cool looking (I wish the lighting was better b/c my pic does not do this justice). Awesome concept and something that I would've never thought of...This is definitely gonna be a new Halloween staple in my house YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2016
I added bacon bits for some dirty teeth. Love this idea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2013
This was super easy and a HUGE hit. I took it to a Halloween party and everyone was commenting and taking pictures of it. I did use a different cheese ball recipe though. Only because I did not have all the ingredients on hand. So I used 3 cream of cheese 3 tbl (1 oz)dry ranch dressing mix 3 cups sharp cheddar 1/4 c real bacon bits and black olives for eyes. Extremely tasty and easy! PS: I did watch the video. Also my face had already been cut into so his chin is missing;0 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2013
Yummy and creepy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2012
I made this and took it to work and everybody loved it. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2015
This was the BEST halloween treat anyone could ever make! Its soooo creepy looking its hard to believe it is food! I made this for my teenage son and his friends for a Halloween party and it was a huge hit! Plus it tasted great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2014
Amazing! My guests loved it! Much easier to make than I thought it would be. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2018
Amazing!! I brought this to a Halloween party and EVERYONE was taking pics of it and asking who made it. No one wanted to cut into it to "ruin" it! This was a huge hit! I put toothpicks into the olives while I packed the cheese in so I could keep the olives straight. But...don't worry you can straighten them out once it's flipped onto the plate. I also shaped the lips with a toothpick once it was flipped out of the mask because they didn't come out too well. I combined the cheese ball part of the recipe with another dip mix. I put the cream cheese green olives and cheddar into my food processor. I then added a packet of Cugino's "Garlic Schmarlic" dip mix. So delicious! People are still talking about it and were posting pics all over social media! Read More
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