Great recipe from Hungry Happenings.  Want to throw a Monster’s party? Mini Monster Cheese Balls are great for parties and you can serve them with your favorite crackers.

If you would like a recipe for the crackers, please see Homemade Cheddar Cheese Crackers.


Mini Monster Cheese Balls


8 ounces cream cheese, softened

8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup finely chopped cooked bacon or ham


8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

black olive slices

pretzel sticks

white cheese slices

black food coloring marker.

Special Supplies Needed: 1 tablespoon size ice cream scoop, optional small round metal cutter.


Stir all of the cheese ball ingredients together. Place 8 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl. Scoop out a tablespoonful of the cheese ball mixture and drop it into the bowl of cheese. Toss it around in the cheese, pressing the cheese onto it until the entire cheese ball is coated in shreds. Repeat until you just have a tablespoon of filling remaining.

You will need this to be the glue to hold the eyes and mouths onto your monsters.

Use a small round cutter to cut eyes out of white cheese slices. Draw pupils onto the eyes using a Food Black Marker Break pretzel sticks in half. Stick one, two or three sticks coming out of the top of each mini cheese ball. Use some of the remaining cheese ball filling to attach the cheese slice eyes to the pretzel sticks.

Use the round cutter to cut small little mouths out of the black olive slices. Use some of the cheese ball filling to attach them to each monster.

Makes approximately 18 monsters.

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3 Responses so far.

  1. Thank you for your comment. I agree! this is the reason why I try to stay away from boxes and cans as much as possible. Using fresh, real ingredients and cooking homemade meals is really the best thing for families to be healthy.

  2. Dee-Dee says:

    I was wondering what i could use in place of olives. I am drawing a blank. I don’t think raisons would go very well..
    Thank you