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In love with The Nightmare Before Christmas and Dessert? Well this Jack Skellington Dessert Cheese Ball is for you! The Pumpkin King is transformed into a frightfully tasty cheese ball for the perfect Halloween party treat!
This post/recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
There is no doubt that I love The Nightmare Before Christmas. I am a Halloween loving girl and Jack Skellington with his crew of spooky HalloweenTown friends make my spooky heart flutter! So, when it comes to making Halloween desserts and Halloween treats, also make sure to include him!
On my blog you can find Jack Skellington Macarons, Jack Skellington Rice Krispie Treats, Jack Skellington Dipped Oreos, Jack Skellington Chocolate Apples and now this amazing Jack Skellington Dessert Cheese Ball!
What you need for a Jack Skellington Dessert Cheese Ball:
- cream cheese, softened
- butter, softened
- powdered sugar
- mini chocolate chips
- vanilla extract
- sweetened shredded coconut
- Chocolate Candy Melts
How to keep the cheese ball shape:
While the cheese ball is in the fridge chilling it can loose its shape if you don’t wrap it, but I like to go a step further and make sure it really keeps the shape by sitting it down into a bowl.
So, once your cheese ball mixture is ready to go into the fridge, lay a piece of plastic wrap on a flat surface and spoon mixture into the center.
Roll and fold cheese ball into a ball, wrapping it in the plastic wrap. Place into a bowl to help it hold its shape.
Place wrapped ball into the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (or overnight)
What to cover the cheese ball in:
I choose shredded coconut for this Jack Skellington Dessert Cheese Ball but you could also try covering it in white chocolate chips instead!
When you’re ready to serve, just remove cheese ball from fridge and remove plastic wrap.
Place on serving place and cover in shredded coconut.
Melt Chocolate Candy Melts according to package.
Let cool slightly and pour into a piping bag.
Snip a very small hole at the end of the piping bag and use the candy melts to draw Jack’s face onto the cheese ball.
What to serve with the Jack Skellington Dessert Cheese Ball:
You can really serve anything you want with this Jack Skellington Dessert Cheese Ball but I picked out these bone shaped graham crackers and they were perfect! I mean they go perfect with the “Bone Daddy” dessert haha.
I just dipped them in the chocolate candy melts and then drizzled them with some white chocolate candy melts to make them match Jack!
I love how this Jack Skellington Dessert Cheese Ball turned out and I know he will be making an appearance at out Halloween dinner party this year!
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Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
- Jack Skellington Dessert Cheese Ball from Big Bear’s Wife
- Spooky Graveyard Layer Cake from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Bloody Vampire Cake from 4 Sons R Us
- Halloween Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls from Pastry Chef Online
- Fall Apple Cider Sangria from I am a Honey Bee
- Eye See You Bundt Cake from Cookaholic Wife
- Ghostly S’mores and Caramel Dip from Our Good Life
- Crystal Lake Punch from Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Coffin Fondue Dippers from Jen Around the World
- Halloween Muddy Buddies from Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
- Poison Halloween Milkshakes from Daily Dish Recipes
- Monster Eye Cookies from Everyday Eileen
- Gooey Halloween Brownie Cups from Desserts Required
- Ghost Hi Hat Cupcakes from Sweet ReciPEAs
- Kid Friendly Wicked Witch Punch from Katie’s Cucina
- Sanderson Sisters Cocktails from Love & Confections
- Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Sprinkle Frosting from The Baking Fairy
- Spider Cider Cocktail from Who Needs A Cape?
- Bat-tastic Caramel Apples from The Beard and The Baker
Happy Halloween! It’s October which means it’s time for Spooky Season and this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For the 2nd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 41 fantastically talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 160 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
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Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Texturra 7-Piece Bakeware Set
Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away a large baking box of goodies! Sweets and Treats will send one lucky winner a large assortment of sprinkles and lines and other samples of their products!
Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a set of Holiday Treat Decorations (1 Gummy Assortment, 1 Marshmallow Snowman, 1 Toy Solider and 1 Gingerbread Men)
Prize # 6– Litehouseis giving away the following: 1 Litehouse® Honeycrisp Apple Cider, 1 Litehouse® Old Fashioned Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel & 1 Litehouse® Chocolate Dip, Snack Packs
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 7th – October 13th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop, Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.