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Epi. 2 Prickly Pears & Curb Appeal




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 Prickly Pear Key Lime Balls 

Cheeky Buffalo Ranch Charcuterie Cups

Makes 30 Servings

Make this recipe your own by adding different flavored juices, sprinkles, or colored chocolate to fit your theme.


  • Vanilla cake mix

  • Cream cheese icing

  • 1 lime

  • Green sprinkles

  • Cake pop sticks

  • White chocolate almond bark

  • Mini cupcake cups


Basic steps -

  • Grab a box of your favorite white cake mix or scratch recipe.

  • Follow the basic instructions on the box substituting prickly pear juice for water, add an additional egg, and I used ghee.

  • Add two table spoons fresh lime zest.

  • Bake cake according to package instructions.

  • Cool cake completely and crumble into a large bowl.

  • Mix one 10 oz container of cream cheese icing into the crumbled cake mix until it forms a large ball.

  • Cover and place in refrigerator until chilled.

  • Use a cookie scoop to make even sized balls.

  • Melt white chocolate.

  • Use a toothpick to dip cake balls into white chocolate.

  • Set in either a small hors d'oeuvre bowl or a mini cupcake wrapper.

  • Add a tiny spoon or pick.

  • Let harden.

Servings are totally customizable to your needs

This "cheeky" twist on a charcuterie board is a handier, more sanitary, and less stressful option to a traditional board! *See the cheeky buffalo ranch seasoning recipe below.

Ingredients - Per Cup

  • 2 Slices of turkey lightly seasoned with Cheeky Buffalo Ranch Seasoning Mix*

  • 1 Turkey stick

  • 1 Pretzel stick

  • 1 Mozzarella cheese stick

  • 2 Celery Sticks

  • 1 Parm Blue cheese crisp

  • Olives on a skewer

  • 2 TBSP mixed nuts


Basic steps -

  • I started by folding the deli meats to fit inside the cup

  • Next, I added my cheese. I used one whole cheese stick and then cut small squares of cheddar and mozzarella to place into the cups

  • Then we add pretzel rods, some celery, and sprinkled some cashews into the bottom of the cup

  • Take the toothpick and place some Greek and pimento olives and add them to the cup

  • Last sprinkle some parmesan cheese onto a baking sheet with parchment paper in the oven for 3 min. You get a cute little parmesan chip to add to the cup


*Cheeky Buffalo Ranch Seasoning Mix

  •  1 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder

  •  1 tsp. cayenne powder

  •  1 tsp. black pepper

  •  2 tsp. cumin

  •  1 tsp. smoked paprika

  •  2 tbsp. brown Monk fruit sugar

  •  1 tbsp onion powder

  •  1 tbsp sea salt

  •  1 tsp dill

  •  1 tbsp parsley flakes