Bat Cheese Ball

Several years ago, my friend Becky shared her recipe for her easy 2 Ingredient Cheese Ball here on the blog. Last year, I used her recipe as a base & made a post of 13 different ways to jazz it up & create more flavors with the prep being just as simple.

Today, I’m using Becky’s cheese ball again & giving it a Halloween spin with this Bat Cheese Ball.

Feeling a little batty (or cheesy?) – well read on to see how to make it.

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You only need 4 ingredients to make this Halloween appetizer. (Printable recipe is at the bottom of this post)

  • 2 8oz blocks of cream cheese
  • 2 packets of Italian dressing mix
  • blue corn tortilla chips
  • pimento stuffed green olives

In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and Italian dressing mix. I use latex free disposable kitchen gloves & just use my hands for this part, but you can use a spatula too. Form it into a ball. I like for mine to sit in the fridge for a couple hours after this point for the flavors to meld, but it’s not absolutely necessary. It just tastes better πŸ™‚

Next, it’s time to bat-ify the cheeseball!

Crush up some of the blue tortilla chips – about 1/2 cup’s worth. I just gave mine a quick spin in the food processor but you can easily crush them with your hands, or in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin to crush them. Roll the cheeseball in the crushed blue corn chips, covering all sides. Using 2 full chips, insert them on either side of the ball for the bat’s wings. I like to find two tortilla chips in the bag that are slightly curled because they look a little more ‘wingy’ to me.

For the eyes, insert two pimento stuffed green olives in the front of the cheeseball.

And that’s it – you have a Bat Cheese Ball! It would be perfect for a Halloween party, don’t ya think?

Bat Cheese Ball

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 8oz blocks of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 packets of dry Italian dressing mix
  • about 1/2 cup of crushed blue corn tortilla chips plus 2 whole uncrushed chips for the wings
  • 2 pimento stuffed green olives

Directions:

In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and Italian dressing mix. I use latex free disposable kitchen gloves & just use my hands for this part, but you can use a spatula too. Form it into a ball. I like for mine to sit in the fridge for a couple hours after this point for the flavors to meld, but it’s not absolutely necessary. It just tastes better πŸ™‚

Next, it’s time to bat-ify the cheeseball!

Crush up some of the blue tortilla chips – about 1/2 cup’s worth. I just gave mine a quick spin in the food processor but you can easily crush them with your hands, or in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin to crush them. Roll the cheeseball in the crushed blue corn chips, covering all sides. Using 2 full chips, insert them on either side of the ball for the bat’s wings. I like to find two tortilla chips in the bag that are slightly curled because they look a little more ‘wingy’ to me.

For the eyes, insert two pimento stuffed green olives in the front of the cheeseball.

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