Cherry Cordial Snowman Cheese Ball

No bowls? No problem! Shape a third of the mascarpone mixture into a small ball. Wrap in plastic wrap. Shape the remaining mixture into a large ball, and wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze for 20 minutes. Prepare the remaining recipe as directed.

Cherry Cordial Sonwman Cheese Ball

Ingredients

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages Crystal Farms Original Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 (8 ounce) containers Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1 (14 ounce) bag sweetened flaked coconut
  • Chocolate-covered cherries
  • Gumdrop
  • Brown milk chocolate M&M's
  • Peppermint candies
  • Red licorice
  • Assorted cookies

Instructions

  1. Beat the cream cheese, mascarpone, confectioners’ sugar and bourbon in a large bowl until blended.
  2. Fold in chocolate and cherries.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Spoon a third of the mascarpone mixture into a plastic wrap-lined, small bowl, about 5 1/2-inches diameter x 2-inches deep. Wrap with plastic wrap.
  5. Spoon the remaining mixture into a plastic wrap-lined, large bowl, about 7-inches diameter x 2-inches deep. Wrap with plastic wrap. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  6. Unwrap each cheese ball. Transfer to a serving platter.
  7. Press coconut on balls to coat.
  8. Place chocolate-covered cherries for eyes, a gumdrop for nose and M&M’s for mouth.
  9. Arrange peppermint candies for buttons and licorice for scarf.
  10. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until serving.
  11. Serve with cookies.

Yield: 12-16 servings (about 5 cups)

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin