Looking for a fun sports team treat that doesn’t take all day to make? Serve up a high-protein snack and have a ball at the same time with these adorable, simple Babybel Cheese Balls. You can make enough to feed a crowd in just 15 minutes (March Madness party, anyone?) and can customize them to your favorite sport. The best part? They pair perfectly with pretzels and look adorable on party tables.
Whether you’re pulling together a birthday party, hosting a game day celebration, or toting along a team snack, this idea is a winner every time. Find more sports themed cheese ball dishes here!
Step 1: Mini Babybel Cheese
Start with a pack of mini Babybel cheese wheels. Depending on where you purchase them, they can be found in a variety of colors—red, orange, yellow, and white. Pick your favorite color!
Step 2: Decorate the Colored Wax
Unwrap the outer plastic, but leave the colored wax wrap intact. Now grab a pen and decorate to your heart’s content. I used a permanent Sharpie marker, because the marker ink does not seep through the waterproof wax. If you’re concerned about food safety, an edible food pen will also work.
Step 3: Sports Themes
Here’s a quick peek at all of the easy ways you can decorate your Babybel cheese rounds to look just like the sports ball of your choice. Just a few simple lines and voila — you’ve got a custom-printed design.
Step 4: Refrigerate & Serve
Refrigerate until ready, then place the Babybel cheese balls on a plate of pretzels or crackers. Serve and enjoy.
Babybel Cheese Balls
Ingredients – Serves 6
- 6 Babybel mini cheese rounds
- 1 cup crackers or pretzels
- Special equipment: sharpie or edible black marker
Unwrap cheese rounds by removing the outer plastic wrap. Use a black marker to draw lines on the outer wax, so each cheese round looks like a sports ball. Serve marker-side-up on top of pretzels. To eat, remove the wax wrapping and discard. Enjoy the cheese with crackers. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.