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Spider Taco Cheese Ball

Spider Taco Cheese Ball

Recipe and Photo by Emilie Pianfetti
25 Min(s)
25 Min(s) Prep
This tarantula-like cheese ball is just the appetizer for your Halloween party. Or a kiddo's birthday. Or yours, if you're fond of spiders—we don't judge!
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24 servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Finely Shredded Triple Cheddar Cheese
1 pkg. (1 oz.) TACO BELL® Taco Seasoning Mix
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1/2 cup finely crushed blue corn tortilla chips
Assorted cheese and and 4 green onions for face and legs
Assorted crackers , tortilla chips or pretzels
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Let's Make It
Mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese and taco seasoning with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add green onion; mix well. Cover.Refrigerate several hours or until well chilled.
Shape 1/2 cup of mixture into a ball for head and remaining cheese mixture in flatter, oval shape for spider body. Roll in crushed tortilla chips.
Cut out cheese to make eyes and mouth. Insert 4 green onion stalks into each side for legs.Serve immediately with assorted crackers, tortilla chips or pretzels.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Special Extra
To create a perfect eye made out of cheese, use the end of a large, round decorating tip such as 2D. Use small piece of blue tortilla chip and attach in the center of spiders eye with leftover cheese ball mixture.
Tip 2
Make Ahead
You can easily prepare the cheese ball a day early, but be sure to roll in tortilla chips right before serving to avoid a soggy tortilla chips.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0g
Sodium 0g
Total Carbohydrates 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
24 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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