Delight your Easter guests with this easy and adorable bunny butt bacon ranch Easter cheese ball! It comes together quickly and easily, and is such a fun addition to your Easter appetizers.
Our family loves hosting holiday parties, and this year we hosted a very special Easter brunch: we told our family that we’re announcing baby #3!
With that in mind, we wanted to take things up a notch with some fun Easter-themed appetizers and I wanted to add some cute Easter party food. This bunny butt Easter cheese ball was a huge hit!
I was inspired after stumbling upon a similar recipe by My Heavenly Recipes that I knew my family would love. With a few tweaks, it was perfect for our own Easter spread.
This Bunny Butt Easter Cheese ball is quick and easy to put together and only requires a few ingredients. I actually chose to make mine the night before since we were expecting guests by 10am. I assembled the cheeseballs, stuck them in a Tupperware in the fridge overnight, and it was even easier the next day.
While I created a cute Easter cheese ball in the shape of an Easter bunny cheese ball you can also use this cheese ball recipe to create an Easter carrot cheese ball. Just shape the cream cheese mixture into the shape of a carrot, instead! A bunch of parsley would easily make a cute top of the carrot.
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Ingredients Needed for this Easter Cheese Ball
You only need a few items to create this yummy bunny butt cheeseball for Easter.
Softened cream cheese- make sure you let your cream cheese soften before you start making this! It’s too hard straight out of the fridge to mix easily.
Chopped green onions (you can also use chives)
Crumbled bacon (fresh bacon or bacon bits both work great)
A packet of dry ranch mix (you can find this in the salad dressing aisle)
Shredded cheddar cheese- you can also substitute other types of shredded cheese like a fiesta blend, pepper jack etc. We used mild cheddar.
A block of cheddar cheese to create the pads of the bunny’s feet. You can also substitute sliced veggies like radishes or black olives for this.
You’ll also need a large or medium bowl and a serving plate.
How to Assemble a Bunny Butt Bacon Ranch Cheeseball
Creating this cute Easter cheese ball is easy and pretty quick and makes the perfect appetizer for your Easter menu.
First, take your cream cheese out of the refrigerator and allow it to soften on the counter for about 20 minutes until it’s up to room temperature. Place the softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, ranch mix and green onions into a large bowl.
Using a sturdy spoon, mix well to combine. If needed you can use your hands, but be aware that the cream cheese will really stick to your fingers. I don’t recommend using a hand mixer for this as the cream cheese gets really stuck to that as well.
Take the cream cheese mixture and separate into one extra-large ball, two medium balls and one small ball. Using these cheeseballs, assemble your bunny butt. The extra-large ball will form the “butt” of your bunny. Use the two medium cheese balls for the feet and the small ball for the bunny’s tail.
Take the cheddar cheese and slice into a few slices. Using a sharp knife, carefully carve out the pads and toes of the bunny’s feet and place on the medium cheese balls.
Place the assembled Easter cheese ball into the refrigerator to harden for about 30 minutes. If you want to keep it in there longer, place it in a large airtight container or wrap in a large piece of plastic wrap first.
Serve on a serving platter or large plate with crackers or tortilla chips and enjoy! This cheese ball mixture tastes great with veggies like baby carrots as well.
This cute cheeseball was also our favorite snack the next few days following Easter too. There are endless possibilities of what you can use this Easter cheese ball recipe for! Little lambs? Cheesy farm animals? Easter eggs? You can use this delicious cheeseball for all of those ideas.
- 3, 8 oz. packages of softened cream cheese
- ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ¾ cup of crumbled bacon
- 1 packet of ranch mix
- 1 package of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup of chopped green onions or chives
- Cheddar cheese cut into circles
- Crackers for dipping
- Take your cream cheese out of the refrigerator and allow it to soften on the counter for about 20 minutes. Place the softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, ranch mix and green onions into a large mixing bowl.
- Using a sturdy spoon, mix well to combine. If needed you can use your hands, but be aware that the cream cheese will really stick to your fingers.
- Take the cream cheese mixture and separate into one extra-large ball, two medium balls and one small ball. Using these cheeseballs, assemble your bunny butt. The extra-large ball will form the “butt” of your bunny. Use the two medium cheese balls for the feet and the small ball for the bunny’s tail.
- Take the cheddar cheese and slice into a few slices. Using a sharp knife, carefully carve out the pads and toes of the bunny’s feet and place on the medium cheese balls.
- Place the assembled Easter cheeseball into the refrigerator to harden for about 20 minutes. If you want to keep it in there longer, place it in a large airtight container first.
- Serve with crackers and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 234Total Fat: 23gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 551mgCarbohydrates: 4.3gProtein: 8.3g
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This easter cheese ball recipe is such a great party appetizer. It’s an easy Easter appetizer that looks like you spent forever putting it together!
I hope you and your family love this delicious cheese ball. It’s the perfect addition to your Easter Sunday spread.