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Reindeer Christmas Cheeseball is a flavorful and fun appetizer shaped to look like a cute reindeer! This cream cheese cheese ball is a wonderful dish to serve at holiday events, family gatherings or bring to your next Christmas potluck for everyone to enjoy.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Reindeer Christmas Cheeseball
Servings: 16
Calories: 191kcal


  • 16 oz block of Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Colby Jack Shredded Cheese
  • ¾ cup Green Onions chopped
  • ½ cup Pepperoni diced
  • ½ cup Salami diced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ½ cup Walnuts finely chopped
  • 1 Cherry Tomato with 1 Toothpick to secure
  • 2 Pretzel sticks
  • 2 Chocolate Chips
  • Crackers for dipping


  • Prep: Start by chopping the green onion into small pieces. Then, dice the pepperoni and salami into small chunks as well.
  • Assemble dip: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, shredded cheese, green onions, pepperoni, salami, and Italian seasonings. Mix the ingredients together well using a fork or even an electric mixer, you want the cream cheese to be pliable and all the ingredients well combined.
  • Next, place the cheese mixture onto a serving plate and mold it into a triangle. I typically do this with clean hands, you can also wear simple plastic gloves if you want to keep the cheese off your hands.
  • Proceed to cover the entire surface of the cheese dip with the chopped walnuts. I find it easiest to stick the walnuts to the cheese in small handfuls, press them on gently but firm enough they stick into the cheese.
  • After that, add the pretzel rod for antlers, the chocolate chips for the eyes, and the cherry tomato for the nose. Use a toothpick to hold the tomato in place if needed. Serve with crackers and enjoy!


Reindeer Christmas Cheeseball makes a fantastic holiday appetizer to bring to your next event. This cream cheese cheese ball calls for basic ingredients and comes together quickly, a perfect appetizer option for the holiday season! 


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 518IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 0.4mg