Pumpkin {Shaped} Cheeseball

Hi friends!

It's been a while! Imagine my surprise when I realized that the last time I blogged was for last month's Secret Recipe Club...and here we are again! I'll be back tomorrow with some fun weekend updates pertaining to pumpkins and tutu's...here's a sneak peak...

Meanwhile, I made a simultaneously delicious and adorable cheeseball this weekend! 

There were so many recipes that I wanted to try from SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl. Desiree has so many amazing looking recipes, that I found it tough to pick just one. Her blog really makes me want to get cooking again...not to mention that apparently she ALSO cries during every Parenthood episode...best.show.ever. Just sayin'. 

Anyhow, on Sunday I went to a football party at my aunt's house and so I knew this pumpkin-shaped cheeseball would be perfect for tastiness and cuteness to celebrate the season. I was right, wasn't I?

This came together in a snap. It's no bake = simple. It can also be lightened up with some reduced fat cheeses. I haven't worked out the Points+ yet, but I have a feeling it's not terrible. Note: this recipe doesn't actually contain pumpkin. It's just shaped like a pumpkin, making it perfect for all of your autumnal gatherings!

Pumpkin {Shaped} Cheeseball

*from SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl

8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese

8 oz. reduced fat chive & onion cream cheese

2 oz. reduced fat sour cream

2 C reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

2 tsp paprika

2 dashes Worceshire sauce

salt & pepper to taste

celery stalks, for dipping & 'stemming' the pumpkin

carrots, pretzel chips, and anything else you like to eat with cheese

Beat cream cheeses and sour cream until smooth. Stir in the cheddar cheese, paprika, Worceshire and salt and pepper. Place on a platter and shape into a ball, cutting into the top part slightly to resemble a pumpkin. Insert a celery rib on top to act as the 'stem'. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours or overnight.

Serve with your favorite dippers!

I hope you enjoy this. We did!

What are your favorite Halloween-themed eats?