Easy Halloween Appetizer – Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Scrambling for an easy Halloween appetizer recipe for a party tonight? This pumpkin cheese ball recipe is quick and simple, using just a few ingredients readily available at the supermarket. Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

16 ounces softened cream cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons minced green onion, chives or onion
2 tablespoons salsa
1 teaspoon ground cumin
5 minced jalapeño slices
15-20 Nacho Cheese Doritos or Flamin Hot Cheetos
Dark corn tortilla chips for eyes
Bell pepper stem for topper

Mix ingredients well and place on plastic wrap. Wrap up the ball and form a ball. Chill around 2 hours; or place in the freezer for 15 minutes to speed up the process.

When chilled, unwrap and roll the ball in crushed Doritos or Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Place a bell pepper stem on the top, and make eyes from dark corn tortilla chips, using some of the dip to paste on.