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Spider Cheese Ball


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Spider Cheese Ball

Prep Time30 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Servings: 1 Cheeseball
Calories: 1859kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 ounces white cheddar cheese grated
  • 3 ounces sharp yellow cheddar cheese grated
  • 4 tablespoons mango chutney
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ cup poppy seeds
  • 1 pitted black olive cut in half
  • 17 gluten-free pretzel sticks
  • Gluten-free crackers and/or vegetables for serving


  • Put the cheeses, chutney, and mustard in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until creamy. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Reserve about 2 tablespoons of the mixture to use as “glue” for the spider legs. Roll ½ cup of the mixture into a ball for the head of the spider. Shape the remaining mixture into a ball for the body. Roll both cheese balls in poppy seeds to coat. Place on a serving platter or plate, placing the head and body together. Insert the olive halves in the head for eyes.
  • Insert 4 pretzels into each side of the body for legs. Using the reserved cheese mixture, glue another pretzel to each leg section at a 45 degree angle. Sprinkle the “glue” with some poppy seeds. Cut the last pretzel in half and insert beneath the eyes for feelers.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with gluten-free crackers or vegetables.


Nutrition Facts
Spider Cheese Ball
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1859 Calories from Fat 1305
% Daily Value*
Fat 145g223%
Saturated Fat 80g400%
Cholesterol 428mg143%
Sodium 1992mg83%
Potassium 721mg21%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 61g122%
Vitamin A 4750IU95%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 1824mg182%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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