Easter Bunny shaped cheese ball with fresh vegetables on the side

When you go to search for “cute” Easter recipes, most of what you get is desserts and while they all look scrumptious, I wanted to make a savory recipe that is both adorable and tasty. This sweet Easter Bunny Cheese Ball is actually very easy to make. As someone with very little artistic decorating skills when it comes to food, I can assure you no such skills are required to make this little guy.

The cheese ball is made with cream cheese and freshly grated white cheddar cheese and seasonings. After mixing it up, you just have to roll and shape into the body, head, ears, and legs (which look more like hands and feet here, but whatevs). I prepped this cheese ball the night before and then in the morning, fluffed him up with some fine shredded Italian blend cheese for his fur, olive eyes, cucumber whiskers, and his sweet radish nose.

The hardest part about this cheese ball is deciding when and where to dig into him! :)

Overhead picture of Easter Bunny Cheese Ball with cucumber whiskers and olive eyes with fresh veggies

Recipe Tips and Suggestions:

  • You can prep this cheese ball the night before you plan to serve it by mixing up the base of the cheese ball, and shaping the bunny on a serving board or tray. Cover with foil and chill overnight. I added the shredded cheese for his fur the day of and decorated his face as it only took a few minutes. I wouldn’t cut the veggies for his face until you are ready to serve!
  • The base of the cheese ball is cream cheese and fresh shredded white cheddar. You can use different cheeses like jack cheese or even pepper jack for a kick. On the outside for the fur, I used Italian blend as I wanted a bit more flavor, but plain mozzarella would also work fine!
  • Feel free to add in additional mix-ins like sliced green onion or more seasonings such as ranch seasoning for added flavor. I kept this simple for my picky kiddos.
  • You can also experiment with different veggies for his face, but I used olives for the eyes, a small sliver of radish for his nose and cucumbers for the whiskers. Carrots or celery could also work!
  • I served this with a big try of veggies and olives, but I would also recommend serving with some crackers!

Easter Bunny Cheese Ball on a wooden serving board with carrots, tomatoes, and celery

Easter Bunny shaped cheese ball with fresh vegetables on the side
Yield: Serves 6-8

Easter Bunny Cheese Ball

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Easter Bunny Cheese Ball- A fun savory appetizer or snack to make for Easter! This simple cheese ball is delicious and adorable!


  • 2 (8-ounces) plain cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup finely shredded Italian cheese (or mozzarella)
  • 1 black olive
  • 1 radish
  • 1/3 cucumber


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and cheddar cheese until smooth and combined. Then mix in the seasonings (salt, garlic powder, and paprika).
  2. Take about 1/3 of the mixture and then another 1/4 or so (you don't need to be exact). Shape both into a ball with your hands. Take the larger ball and place down onto your serving board, pressing down gently to flatten a bit to create the body of the bunny. Then take the smaller ball and place directly above the body section, again pressing gently down to flatten a bit to create the head shape. Make sure they are touching as pictured. Create a slightly raised oval shape in the center of the head (where his nose and whiskers will go later on).
  3. With the remaining cheese mixture, take about 1/2 to create the ears. Shape the ears by rolling in your hands into a tube, then spread and shape into two bunny ears. Connect each ear to the bunny's head by gently pushing together and then use your fingers or a knife to spread the cheese together to bond and blend together between the head and ears.
  4. With the cheese mixture that is now left, create the bunny's 4 legs (or feet and hands) by rolling to small balls and placing and sticking the to the body as pictured. Cover the cheese ball with foil and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Remove from the fridge. Use the finely shredded Italian or mozzarella cheese and cover the entire bunny to create his fur, working in small sections and gently pushing the cheese into the bunny as you go (If needed, you should be able to tilt the board as needed and shake carefully to remove extra cheese without the bunny moving).
  6. For his eyes, cut a black olive in half and then cut two additional small pieces, use your fingers or a knife to shape into a circular shape. For the nose, slice a radish or carrot into a nose and stick on top of the raised oval part of the bunny's head. For the whiskers, you will need thinly sliced cucumber (or celery). Stick each piece into the sides of the raised nose section.
  7. Serve with fresh sliced veggies and crackers!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 344mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g
Easter Bunny Cheese Ball