Spooky Caramelized Onion Cheese Ball

I love Halloween and this year it will be especially fun due to the spooktacular night falling on a Friday! This creates the perfect set up for a true Halloween Night Party. The kids can stay up late eating candy from their trick-or-treating adventures while watching movies and the adults can enjoy company without the dread of an early morning to follow.

Whether you are throwing a party or attending one, a good party dish will be needed. I love hunting down creepy and ultra gross looking food ideas to feed my kids around this time of year, such as burnt hand meatloaf, bloody band aid crackers, and witch finger cookies. The more grossed out they are at the dinner table the better! It always leads to laughter as the bravest kid decides to take that first bite. While these foods are super fun for our household, they may be a bit out-there for other folks. Not everyone enjoys that side of Halloween, especially those with younger children who might get frightened. That is why I've created a dish that is spooky looking without being gross or gory. I can bring this Caramelized Onion Cheese Ball to any party without the fear of putting other guests over the edge. Served alongside some eerie colored vegetable chips this cheese ball will perfectly fit in with the spirit of the holiday without taking the fun too far. Product Shot 96 When preparing your cheese ball, sliced onions are perfectly caramelized then mixed with low fat cream cheese and Litehouse's Lite Honey Dijon Vinaigrette and herbs. The sweetness from the onions and the sweet and tangy dressing bring maximum flavor to the cheese ball without adding a bunch of calories. Poppy seeds are the perfect coating adding an eerie and almost spooky look to the dish without altering the flavor of the cheese ball itself. Guests will surely love the look of this dish just as much as they'll love to eat it! Dipping Chip 96 Be sure to check out these other fun and party appropriate Halloween Foods from Litehouse! •Decontructed Goblin PlatterSpooky Strawberry Halloween Cheesecake TreatsSpiced Pumpkin Cupcakes

Spooky Caramelized Onion Cheese Ball

Serves 8-12 | Finish in 20 minutes

This cheese ball is made with flavor packing ingredients that not only make it taste amazing but also lend to the spooky looks. Perfect for a sophisticated Halloween Party.


2 oz. bricks low fat cream cheese
1 large onion thinly sliced
1/3 cup Litehouse® Lite Honey Dijon Dressing
2 Tbsp. Litehouse® Instantly Fresh Chives
Poppy seeds for coating


Place the onions in a pan over medium low heat and drizzle with a bit of oil. Cook the onions slowly over medium low heat until browned, sweet, and caramelized. This will take 15-20 minutes. In a mixer combine the cream cheese, caramelized onions, dressing, and chives. Mix on low speed until everything is combined. Wet your hands with water and shape the cream cheese mixture into a ball. Coat the outside with the poppy seeds and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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