Using a variation of the Yummy Cheese Ball recipe found on this site by TABKAT, this ghoulishly good cheese ball has become a part of our family's Halloween tradition! It's as much fun to make as it is to eat! This recipe is even better if allowed to stay refrigerated for a day or two before decorating and serving. Serve with buttery crackers or fresh veggies.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
20 mins
3 hrs
3 hrs 50 mins
2 cheese balls


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook and turn bacon in batches in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain, cool, and chop bacon into small pieces.

  • Stir cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, diced green onion, and bacon pieces together in a bowl until well combined. Form cheese mixture into two balls, wrap each with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or up to 3 days.

  • Remove cheese balls from refrigerator 1 hour prior to decorating. Decorate cheese balls using red cabbage for hair, green olives for eyes, pepperoncini for nose, red pepper for mouth, black olives for toes, red pepper for toe nails, and reserved green onion tops for ears.

Cook's Note:

You can mince a clove of garlic and use in place of garlic powder, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

408 calories; protein 16g 32% DV; carbohydrates 18.6g 6% DV; fat 30.3g 47% DV; cholesterol 80.2mg 27% DV; sodium 804.5mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Adorable and delicious...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
Adorable and delicious...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I am rating this just on the decoration. It was such a huge success nobody wanted to cut into it. My "hair" was radish strips and I used my own tried and true cheese ball recipe. This was sooooo cute. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It is deliciously fun for both kids and adults. Love it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good cheese ball recipe (I did not decorate as they suggested) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Took this to a Halloween party. My son's were pretty mad I didn't bring home the leftovers. Now they want me to make them another one. Read More