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Spider Cheeseballs for Halloween

Creepy, crawly, and delicious, these Spider Cheeseballs are the ideal Halloween appetizer recipe.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, cheeseball, halloween, recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 packages 8 ounces each cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup black sesame seeds
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • Additional pretzels and crackers for serving


  1. In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese and olive oil until smooth. Then beat in the goat cheese, green onions, garlic, dill, oregano, salt, and pepper. Chill for 30 minutes.
  2. With your hands, roll the cheese mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls (for small spiders) and 3-inch balls (for large spiders). Then roll the balls in the black sesame seeds to coat.
  3. For the small spiders, use four pretzel sticks broken in half to create eight legs (four on each side of the ball.) For the large spiders, use eight pretzel sticks to create eight legs (four on each side of the ball.)
  4. Cover the Spider Cheeseballs in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until you're ready to serve them. Serve with crackers or additional pretzel sticks.