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: 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!