NEW YORK (WABC) -- Heather O'Rourke's 'Turkey Cheeseball' See the recipe below.
2 8oz pkgs of cream cheese, softened
2 Tablespoons minced onion
1/2 tablespoon minced green bell pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
beef jerky stick
chocolate icing or melted chocolate
1. Mix all ingredients together until well combined, I used my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. With damp hands roll the mixture into a ball and then roll in. Wrap it in wax paper and put it in the fridge for a day or two to firm it up a bit.
2. Make the turkey's neck and face: Take a stick of beef jerky and "glue" a whopper candy on top with melted chocolate or icing. Melt chocolate and put it into a plastic bag and then clip the end - the chocolate will glue the head onto the beef jerky, then create the face with candy corn and the candy eyes using the melted chocolate. I used mini marshmallows and use a sharpie to make the eye balls, but you can also use a piece of chocolate. Then attach the nose and eyes also with the chocolate. Put this in the fridge for a day or two.
Decorate: I added fig jelly to make the cheeseball salty and sweet. To make the turkey "feathers" stick your pretzel sticks into the back 1/2 of the cheese ball, then add your crackers (I used Ritz Flips because they are oval shaped). I also added veggies for those with gluten allergies.
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