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Cheeseball Christmas Tree

Cheeseball Christmas Tree

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Funny story!  To cut the bell pepper stars for my Cheeseball Christmas Tree cheese ball, I used the star-shaped pieces from the popular family game Perfection.

Sometimes parents need to get creative!

Cheeseball Christmas Tree
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • CHEESE BALL
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup thick salsa
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack or sharp cheddar cheese
  • COATING
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 thin slice cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • SERVING SUGGESTIONS
  • Sliced red and green bell peppers
  • Celery sticks
  • Cucumber slices
  • Parmesan crostini
Instructions
  1. Make the cheese ball: Place the cream cheese, salsa, and shredded cheese in a large mixing bowl and stir until smooth and well combined. Form into a ball, wrap in parchment paper, and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to set.
  2. Meanwhile, use a tiny star-shaped cookie cutter and cut about stars out of the red bell pepper. First, cut the pepper into ½-inch slices. Then lay the slices flat and cut out the stars.
  3. Cut a star out of the slice of cheese for the top of the tree. Alternatively, you can use a sharp knife to cut the pepper and cheese into diamond shapes.
  4. Place the chilled cheese ball on a serving tray and form it into a tree shape. Press the chopped cilantro all over the tree, then decorate with the bell pepper stars and top with the cheddar cheese star.
  5. Serve with red and green bell pepper slices or other dippers of choice. Store extras in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Notes
calories 155 • fat 13g • protein 5g • carbs 2g • fiber 0g

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About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".

8 Comments

  • Beth says:

    They are super cute…. Happy holidays and best wishes.

  • Wenchypoo says:

    I just didn’t agree with some of the products that were advertised. They were keto products, but they were unhealthy and I would never personally eat most of the products.

    …and this is why I keep coming back here. If YOU won’t put it in YOUR mouth, I’m not putting it in mine! It’s not coming in my house. It’s not going to register on my grocery store radar. Many times I’ve said that the safest place on Earth to eat is at your house, and since I can’t actually BE in your house (too far away), I come here instead to learn how to re-create your food. It’s the next best thing.

    As far as using Perfection pieces go, my older sister once made a “wedding” cake with plastic Fisher-Price bride-and-groom people on it (for a couple of smitten little kids)–and yes, the pieces were thoroughly washed first, and a plastic barrier went between them and the cake itself. This cake had the Fisher-Price bride and groom, the FP pastor, and Weebles guests that sat on Lego pews. Sadly, the only picture of it is in my head–little ol’ me (at the time) was in charge of building the pews and rounding up the Weebles for guests–it was bath time, then off to cake-church for them. When it comes to decorating food, you use what you have or can get ahold of.

  • Catherine says:

    Thank you so much, super excited to make this, and I have all the ingredients already in the house! Thank you for sharing, thank you for you. Happy Holidays

  • Linda from PA. says:

    Maria! I appreciate SO MUCH that I do not have to fight with ads and pop up videos to enjoy/learn from your blog. I appreciate that I can TRUST the products on your sideline to be “clean and healthy”. It is SO nerve wracking to go on Keto sights and have to deal with all of the nonsense. I get it that these bloggers need an income. But do you truly believe in your cause or not? It is obvious that you have a true passion for the health of mankind. I 💕 love you for that!

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