Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Versatile Cheese Ball Recipe

Here's another yummy recipe you might want to try for your next party or family get together.  It is easily adapted to suit your taste.   Be creative and add your own twist to either recipe,  have fun and ENJOY!

Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball
2 ~ 8oz blocks of cream cheese (room temperature)
1 ~ 8oz can crushed pineapple (drained)
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped bell pepper (a combination of red and green is nice for Christmas)
2 Tablespoons minced onion
1  cup chopped pecans (1/2 cup mixed into the cream cheese, 1/2 cup for the outside of the cheese ball)


Mix together the above ingredients and shape into a ball or log.  Roll in the chopped pecans, cover and refrigerate until chilled thoroughly.  Serve with assorted crackers, toast points, celery sticks or pita chips.
Dessert Cheese Ball

2 ~ 8oz blocks of cream cheese (room temperature)
1 ~ 8oz can crushed pineapple (drained)
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 Tablespoons Kraft Marshmallow Cream
1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
1/2 cup shredded coconut (save 1/4 cup for the top)
1/2 cup chopped pecans



Mix together the above ingredients and shape into a ball or log.  Roll in the shredded coconut, cover and refrigerate until chilled thoroughly.  Serve with vanilla wafers, gingersnaps, shortbread, graham crackers or graham cracker sticks.

Tomorrow......A Treat for Our 4 Legged Friends

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