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Zombie Brain Cheese Ball
Zombie Brain Cheese Ball

Zombie Brain Cheese Ball

Recipe and Photo by Becky Tarala, Two Bite Club
15 Min(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
Find out why zombies are everyone's favorite monster when you make this spooky Zombie Brain Cheese Ball. This Zombie Brain Cheese Ball is a fun recipe that's sure to bring laughter, squeals, and of course, satisfied snacking.
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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
2 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts
1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp. HEINZ Balsamic Vinegar
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Let's Make It
1
In a food processor, blend 1 pkg. of cream cheese and the feta cheese until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Spoon into a plastic baggie and refrigerate.
2
Add the remaining 1 pkg. of cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and pesto sauce to the food processor and process until well blended. Add the toasted pine nuts and pulse several times to mix. Place mixture into a plastic wrap-lined bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
3
Add the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, water, olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the food processor and process until smooth. Set aside.
4
Unwrap the pesto ball and turn onto a plate. Gently shape into an oval. Cut the tip off of one corner of the feta mixture baggie and pipe onto the pesto ball in a twisting brain-like pattern. Spoon the sun-dried tomato sauce around the cheese ball and serve with crackers.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
How to Toast pine nuts
To toast pine nuts, place in a dry skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Tip 2
Make Ahead
Cheese ball can be made up to three days in advance. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition
Calories
180
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
23%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg
12%
Sodium 260mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fibers less than 1g
Sugars less than 1g
Protein 4g
8%
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
4%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
16 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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