North Carolina Design Holiday Recipes ~
Turkey Cheese Ball, Taylored Spaces

Posted on | December 21, 2016 | No Comments

Our holiday recipe today is both delicious and animated. Raleigh Kitchen Designer Ruth Ann Taylor of Taylored Spaces shares with North Carolina Design her festive Turkey Cheese Ball. Turkey is my favorite part of the holiday meal, and if this was served up – I could have it twice, so to speak. It’s very creative to make the turkey feathers from pretzels and the beak from candy corn!

Turkey Cheese Ball
Ruth Ann Taylor, Taylored Spaces

2 8oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons minced onion
½ tablespoon minced green bell pepper
1 8oz. can crushed pineapple well drained
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 cup chopped pecans

pretzel sticks
whopper candy
beef jerkey stick
candy eyes
candy corn
fruit roll up
chocolate icing or melted chocolate

Mix all ingredients other than the pecans and decorations together until well combined. I used my Kitchenaid stand mixer. With damp hands roll the mixture into a ball and then roll in chopped pecans. Wrap it in wax paper and put it in the fridge to chill and firm up a bit.

To make the turkey “feathers” stick your pretzel sticks into the back 1/2 of the cheese ball. To create mr. gobblers head take a stick of beef jerkey and “glue” a whopper candy on top with icing. Then attach the nose and eyes also with icing. We made the gobbler by cutting a little strip of fruit roll up and then laying it over the candy corn.

Images Courtesy of Taylored Spaces ©

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