Flayed Man Cheese Ball

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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!

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Prep Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings

Ingredients

1 plastic face mask (from crafts store)

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages prosciutto

  • 2 pimento-stuffed green olives

  • 24 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 6 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 6 ounces shredded Havarti cheese

  • ½ cup pitted green olives, chopped

  • ¼ cup roasted red peppers, drained and chopped

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    top-down view of a "face" made with prosciutto and olive eyes, surrounded with crackers
    France C

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 (per serving)

189 Calories
18g Fat
1g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 189
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 427mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 45mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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