Okay. Obviously we were going for terrifying with this guy.
I mean.... look at him.
The fat and fluffy, red eyes glowing, clearly angry cadaver rising from his cracker filled tomb.
Don't let the smile fool you. He'll tear you to shreds.
Or... maybe not.
Sue thought he looked entirely too happy.
I said I'd be that happy too if I were stuffed with ham and cream cheese.
It's true though.
Anyway.... sometimes cute is the right way to go for Halloween. Especially when you have little ones that get frightened easily. This guy can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and is sure to have your guests "ooh-ing" and "aaah-ing".
We are sharing our super easy, yet incredibly delicious cheese ball recipe, once again, but feel free to use your favorite. Pretty much any cream cheese based recipe will work!
Mummy Cheese Ball
2 (8oz) bricks Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
2 cans ham
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
generous splash of Worcestershire sauce
1 - 2 cups shredded, aged cheddar
dash of salt & pepper
about 1/2 cup sour cream
slice red pepper
slice cucumber skin
In a mixing bowl, stir together cream cheese, ham, onion, Worcestershire, cheddar, and salt & pepper until well combined.
If it is too gooey then refrigerate for about half an hour. If it is still fairly firm, you can continue.
Shape your mummy - a palm sized amount for the head, 4 finger sized amounts for the arms and legs, and then the rest for the body.
Place sour cream into a piping bag with a flat tip. Pipe strips over the entire head, body, and arms & legs in random directions. Leave a few long strips so it looks like his wrapping is unwinding.
Let chill for about 30 minutes.
Cut 2 small circles out of the red pepper slice for his eyes, and a crescent shape out of the cucumber peel for his mouth. Place on the mummy's head.
Admire how cute he is....
Now, chill until ready to serve.
Just before serving, surround this horrible monster with crackers.
Let the screams of terror begin.
A few notes: I actually forgot to put in the shredded cheese when I made this guy and he still tasted fantastic. You should probably add the cheese though, it is definitely better. It is up to you how much you want to add - I usually just go with about 2 handfuls.
As I mentioned above, you can shape almost any cream cheese based cheese ball recipe into a mummy. Give your favorite one a try if you don't like this recipe!! :)
You can pipe Greek yogurt on top as an alternative to sour cream, if you prefer. It doesn't change the flavor too much at all.
Happy Halloween everyone!!