star fruit (to use as the star for the top of the tree)sliced (optional)
pomegranate seeds (to use as tree decoration)optional
Using an electric or stand mixer, combine both cream cheeses.
Stir in 2 tablespoons of ranch dressing mix, green onion, red pepper and shredded cheddar cheese.
Spread out a large sheet of plastic wrap.
Sprinkle half the chopped parsley onto the plastic wrap.
Top with cheese ball mixture.
Take the rest of the chopped parsley and sprinkle it onto the tops and sides of the cheese ball and wrap it up well with cling wrap.
Gently form the cheese ball into a cone (tree) shape. If the mixture is too soft, pop it into the refrigerator for about an hour, then try again.
Once formed, place the cheese ball into the fridge for a minimum of two hours (overnight is best.) Not only do the flavors get better as it sits, but as the mixture cools, it will help it to keep the tree shape.
When ready to serve, carefully remove the cling wrap.
Then add on the slice of star fruit to the top. And dot the tree with pomegranate seeds (gently pushing them into the cheese ball)