Easter Carrot Cheese Ball

This easy to make cheese ball is perfect for Easter and spring get together. It is shaped as a carrot that gives it all the Spring vibes. Perfect as an appetizer or later after noon snack with crackers, veggies, crackers and bread.

What I love about cheese balls?

Let's be honest. Is it really a holiday party without a delicious cheese ball that everyone can enjoy? It is always one of my favorite parts of get togethers. You can make them ahead of time. This recipe can be made up to a week in advance. Although you will want to wait to add the cheese layer until closer to when you serve so it doesn't dry out. The only problem about making it in advance is trying not to eat it yourself! It's super easy to make...which makes it super low maintenance. Cheese balls are perfect for as party appetizers! You make make one under 30 minutes, and can serve it with a variety of crackers, breads, and vegetables.

How to store and freeze.

How to make-ahead:  Make the cheeseball but don’t coat with shredded cheese.  Store it in an airtight container  and place it in the refrigerator for up to one week. Before you are ready to serve, coat with shredded cheese. How to store and freeze: You can store this cheese ball in the refrigerator in an airtight container and it wills stay fresh for about a week depending on the freshness of the ingredients. To freeze the cheeseball wrap it well in plastic wrap with out the shredded cheese and place into a freezer safe ziplock. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and add shredded cheese once it is completely thaw.      
  • Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 24 yield(s)
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Ingredients
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup bacon bites
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1 bunch of Parsley
Instructions
  1. Place cream cheese, bacon, garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce and 1 cup of shredded cheese into a mixing bowl.
  2. Blend together . Refrigerate for 30 mins.
  3. Using parchment or wax paper, form cheese mixture into a carrot shape. Cover with the remaining shredded cheese.
  4. Top with a bunch of parsley, slightly pushing it into the cheese ball. Serve with veggies, crackers or pretzels!