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mini turkey cheeseballs on a white platter

Mini Turkey Cheese Balls

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword mini cheese balls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 mini cheese balls


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 6 each baby carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and dried cranberries.
  • Form mixture into a roll and cut into 6 even slices. Form each slice into a round ball.
  • Roll each ball in chopped pecans.
  • Lightly press sliced almonds into each ball to form 'turkey feathers'
  • With a vegetable peeler, shave the bottom half of each carrot into a point. Press into the front of each ball to form the 'turkey nose'.
  • Serve with crackers, celery sticks, and/or carrot sticks and enjoy!