Black Widow Cheese Ball


  • 8 oz low fat cream cheese
  • 1, 5 oz jar Kraft Old English Cheddar Cheese (when I can’t find this, I just use shredded cheddar and it works well too)
  • 2, 5 oz jars Roka Blue Cheese
  • 1 small onion chopped small
  • 23 garlic cloves minced
  • pecan meats chopped
  • 1, 5 oz jar black sesame seeds
  • red frosting gel
  • 2 small pieces of red bell pepper
  • 4 silver pipe cleaners for decorating


  1. Bring cheese to room temperature.
  2. Blend with electric mixer until fluffy.
  3. Add onion, garlic and pecans and mix on low.
  4. Scoop onto a plate, cover with plastic wrap loosely, and use your hands to form into the shape of a spider (two circles, one smaller for the head, and one bigger for the body).
  5. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  6. Coat with black sesame seeds and add two small red bell peppers for eyes and an X-shape triangle for the ‘black widow’ on the top of the spider’s back.
  7. Cut pipe cleaners in half ad bend in a V-shape for spider legs.
  8. Tuck each of the eight legs onto the spider’s body.
  9. Serve with your choice of crackers and veggies like carrots and celery.

Keywords: cheese ball, appetizer, halloween