Baby Chick Easter Cheeseball

Baby Chick Easter Cheeseballs are the cutest Easter appetizer!  They are super easy to make, and did I mention how cute they were?

I got the idea to make these Baby Chick Cheeseballs on Pinterest.  I saw a couple different cheeseball recipes, one for a Bunny Butt Cheesecake Cheeseball, and another what was decorated to look like a baby chick popping out of its shell.  After I squealed at how cute it was, I knew I wanted to make my own version.  Just a couple weeks ago, it was my birthday, and whenever we have a party, I am always asked to make a cheeseball, so instead of the usual Jalapeño Popper Cheeseball I usually make, I made these Baby Chick Cheeseballs instead!  They were a huge hit with the kids and adults at the party, and I couldn’t wait to share them with you!

Making the cheeseballs takes a little bit of prep, and a little extra time, but it’s a job that your kids can help you out with, and that they will enjoy doing!  Anthony helped me decorate our cheeseballs by adding the beak, eyes, feet and wings.

How To Make Baby Chick Cheeseballs

Prepare Cheeseball 
Prepare cheeseball according to recipe directions.  Roll into 12-24 (depending on how big you want them) equal sized balls.  Roll cheeseball balls in shredded cheese, and place in fridge for 20 minutes.

Prepare Eyes, Beak, Feet & Wings
Cut peeled, thin carrots or baby carrots into slices, and cut a small triangle out of each slide to make beak and feet.  To make eyes, cut pecan pieces, or use sliced olives, or even raisins or peppercorns.  For wings, use sliced almonds.

Assemble Cheeseballs
Place two pecan pieces (or olives, or raisins or peppercorns) on cheeseball for eyes.  Then gently press in the small triangle piece of carrot for a beak.  Place a tiny dab of cream cheese on each carrot ‘foot’, and place cheeseball on top.  Press a sliced almond into each side of the cheeseball for wings.  Repeat with remaining cheeseballs.

Arrange & Serve
Serve Baby Chick Cheeseballs on a bed of candy grass, with pretzel thin or ritz crackers for serving.

Category,

Yields1 Serving

 8 oz cream cheese, softened
 1 pkt (2 tbsp) ranch seasoning
 1 cup shredded cheddar
 1 cup shredded white cheddar
 ½ cup shredded Monterey jack
 2 green onions, minced
 pecan pieces
 sliced almonds
 baby carrots
 candy grass
 pretzel thin crackers

1

In a large bowl, combine; cream cheese, ranch seasoning, ½ cup cheddar, ½ cup white cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses together until well combined. In a separate bowl, mix together remaining cheeses. Roll 2 tbsp size balls, and roll in shredded cheese mixture to completely coat. Cut baby carrots into slices and then cut into beaks and feet by cutting a triangle out of each slice. Arrange baby carrots, sliced black olives and sliced almonds to look like baby chicks. Place candy grass on a plate, and place baby chicks on top. Arrange pretzel-thin crackers around candy grass to serve with cheeseballs.

2

In a separate bowl, mix together remaining cheeses. Roll 2 tbsp size balls, and roll in shredded cheese mixture to completely coat.

3

Cut baby carrots into slices and then cut into beaks and feet by cutting a triangle out of each slice. Arrange baby carrots, sliced black olives and sliced almonds to look like baby chicks.

4

Place candy grass on a plate, and place baby chicks on top. Arrange pretzel-thin crackers around candy grass to serve with cheeseballs.

Ingredients

 8 oz cream cheese, softened
 1 pkt (2 tbsp) ranch seasoning
 1 cup shredded cheddar
 1 cup shredded white cheddar
 ½ cup shredded Monterey jack
 2 green onions, minced
 pecan pieces
 sliced almonds
 baby carrots
 candy grass
 pretzel thin crackers

Directions

1

In a large bowl, combine; cream cheese, ranch seasoning, ½ cup cheddar, ½ cup white cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses together until well combined. In a separate bowl, mix together remaining cheeses. Roll 2 tbsp size balls, and roll in shredded cheese mixture to completely coat. Cut baby carrots into slices and then cut into beaks and feet by cutting a triangle out of each slice. Arrange baby carrots, sliced black olives and sliced almonds to look like baby chicks. Place candy grass on a plate, and place baby chicks on top. Arrange pretzel-thin crackers around candy grass to serve with cheeseballs.

2

In a separate bowl, mix together remaining cheeses. Roll 2 tbsp size balls, and roll in shredded cheese mixture to completely coat.

3

Cut baby carrots into slices and then cut into beaks and feet by cutting a triangle out of each slice. Arrange baby carrots, sliced black olives and sliced almonds to look like baby chicks.

4

Place candy grass on a plate, and place baby chicks on top. Arrange pretzel-thin crackers around candy grass to serve with cheeseballs.

Baby Chick Cheeseballs

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