Snowman Cheese Ball

Dish type


  • 1 tub (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup PLANTERS Slivered Almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Peppercorns
  • 1 baby carrot


Prep Time
15 minutes plus refrigerating
  1. Divide cheese mixture into 3 different-size balls (1 small, 1 medium and 1 large). Coat with Parmesan. Arrange in line on serving plate to resemble a snowman lying down. (Largest ball should be at bottom of plate for the snowman's base, and the smallest ball should be at the top for the snowman's head.)
  2. Decorate with remaining ingredients to resemble photo.
  3. Yule Log: 
Prepare cheese mixture as directed; divide in half. Roll each half into log. Roll in chopped PLANTERS Cashews and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley to resemble yule logs.
  4. Decorated Christmas Tree: 
Prepare cheese mixture as directed; drop by tablespoonfuls into triangular shape on small platter; smooth top with spatula to resemble Christmas tree shape. Add a few pretzel sticks for the tree trunk and chopped red, green and yellow peppers for the ornaments.
  5. Truffles: 
Prepare cheese mixture as directed; shape into 1/2-inch balls. Roll in KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, ground PLANTERS Pecans, dry bread crumbs or chopped fresh parsley.
  6. Wreath: 
Prepare cheese mixture as directed; drop by tablespoonfuls around drinking glass on serving plate. Smooth top with spatula; remove glass. Garnish with finely chopped fresh parsley and red peppers to resemble Christmas wreath.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
2 tbsp. each
Per Serving
Calories 110, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 25mg, Sodium 180mg, Protein 5g
Serving Size2 tbsp. each
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat5g
Vitamin A10%DV
Vitamin C0%DV