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Fall Appetizer – Scarecrow Cheese Ball

Make a really easy and festive fall appetizer. This scarecrow cheeseball is made with 3 different types of cheese for a cute snack!

If you are looking for a really fun appetizer for Thanksgiving or another fall party, then this one is perfect! Everything on this adorable scarecrow is edible, but he’s so cute you won’t want to eat it!

If you are looking for a really fun appetizer for Thanksgiving or another fall party, then this one is perfect! Everything on this adorable scarecrow is edible, but he's so cute you won't want to eat it!

Easy Fall Appetizer

I love easy appetizers. When it comes to fall parties, I’m usually so busy making food for the dinner that I don’t want to spend a lot of time on a complicated snack. That’s why this cute scarecrow cheeseball is so perfect! It looks like a smiling scarecrow but it’s so uncomplicated. If you know how to mix things together, you can make this.

Fall appetizer cheese ball ingredients.

How To Make This Easy Fall Appetizer 

All of the details are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. You can scroll down and read it all. I’m going to share a few tips in this section that I hope will help you out (including some helpful photos of the process).

Cheese Ball Ingredients

I used the following ingredients in this recipe. This is what you’ll need from the store.

  • Cream Cheese (2 packages)
  • Velvetta cheese
  • Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Worcestershire sauce

Ingredients to make the scarecrow fall appetizer.

Scarecrow Decoration Ingredients

Here is what I used to decorate the cheese ball and make it look like a scarecrow.

  • Triscuit crackers
  • Matchstick carrots
  • Red bell pepper
  • Black olives
  • Grape tomato
  • Stem parsley

Scarecrow Cheese Ball Step-By-Step Photos

All the exact details about how to make this easy fall appetizer are in the printable recipe card further down in this post. If you want to see how I made it, here are some pictures of each step.

Mix together the cheese and spices.

Mix The Cheeses and Spices Together

You can do this step by hand, but it’s so much faster and easier if you use a hand mixer like a Kitchen Aid. It will also speed up the process if the cream cheese and Velveeta are at room temperature.

Place cheese ball mixture into a pie plate and turn over onto a plater to make the round scarecrow face.

Shape Into A Ball

The easiest way to do this is to wrap it in plastic wrap and place it inside of a pie plate. You will have to refrigerate it, so leave it in the pie plate while it chills.

Place cheese ball mixture into a pie plate and turn over onto a plater to make the round scarecrow face.

Unwrap The Cheese Ball And Decorate It

Now comes the fun part! Unwrap the Cheese ball and put it on a plate.

Scarecrow face is made of sliced olives for eyes, a tomato nose and a slice of red pepper for the mouth!

Use Crackers As The Hat

I think Triscuit crackers look just like a straw hat. You can use any type of crackers that you want.

Slice red pepper for the mouth!

Veggies For The Hair & Smile

Then, use your favorite veggies to make the smile, eyes, nose, and hair. Again, this part is completely up to you. I really like how the carrots make him a red-head.

Scarecrow face is made of sliced olives for eyes, a tomato nose and a slice of red pepper for the mouth!

Parsley For Garnish

Finally, add a little sprig of parsley as a leaf for his hat. That’s the perfect way to finish it!

A close up of the scarecrow hat made of wheat crackers.

How To Store This Easy Fall Appetizer

If you want to make this ahead of time, store it before you decorate it as a scarecrow. Just keep the cheese ball wrapped in plastic wrap until you are ready to make it and serve it.

If you have leftovers, try to keep the cheese ball separated from the crackers and store it in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

The cheeseball will last about a week in the refrigerator.

If you are looking for a really fun appetizer for Thanksgiving or another fall party, then this one is perfect! Everything on this adorable scarecrow is edible, but he's so cute you won't want to eat it!

Scarecrow Cheese Ball

This easy fall appetizer looks just like a smiling scarecrow
Prep Time15 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Fall Appetizer
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 302kcal
Cost: 10

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 pound Velveeta room temperature
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 9 Triscuit Crackers
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 slice red bell pepper
  • 2 black olives
  • 1 grape tomato
  • 1 stem parsley

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together all of the ingredients until completely blended.
  • Using plastic wrap, shape the cheese mixture into a round disc. Refrigerate at least one hour prior to serving.
  • When ready to serve, place the cheeseball on a serving plate. Across the side of the circle designated as the top, place a row of 5 Triscuit crackers, gently pressing the crackers into the cheese. Then, place a row of four crackers over the first row. This forms the scarecrow’s hat. Add a small piece of parsley as the flower. Arrange the matchstick carrots as hair.
  • To make the scarecrow face, slice the black olives and place two slices as eyes. Press the grape tomato into the cheeseball as the nose. Then, press the red bell pepper slice into the cheeseball as a mouth.
  • Serve with additional crackers or vegetable dippers.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 869mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2103IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 392mg | Iron: 1mg

If you are looking for a really fun appetizer for Thanksgiving or another fall party, then this one is perfect! Everything on this adorable scarecrow is edible, but he's so cute you won't want to eat it!

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Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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