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Holiday Cheese Truffles

Holiday Cheese Truffles

They may look as cute as holiday chocolates, but these mini cheese balls are made for those of us who love a little cayenne and sharp cheddar on our party plate.

Prep time15 min
Total time4hr 15min
ServingsMakes 24 servings, 2 truffles and 5 crackers each.
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1⅔ cups chopped pecans
  • SOCIABLES Crackers
  • Beat first 4 ingredients with mixer until blended. Divide in half. Add peppers to half, and onions to remaining half; mix each until blended.
  • Refrigerate several hours or until chilled.
  • Shape each mixture into 24 (1-inch balls); roll in nuts. Serve with crackers.
Recipe Tips
  • Size-Wise
    Enjoy a single serving of these indulgent holiday treats.
  • Special Extra
    Try these other coatings for these tasty truffles -- sesame seed, chopped fresh parsley, paprika and your favorite shredded cheese.
  • Variations
    Prepare as directed, using one of the following options: Festive Wreath: Alternately arrange different flavored truffles in a large circle on platter to resemble a holiday wreath. Create a decorative bow out of green onion strips; use to garnish wreath. Cheese Logs: Roll each half into 6-inch log, then roll in desired coatings.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 19g 
   Saturated fat 7g 
Cholesterol 35mg 
Sodium 290mg 
Carbohydrate 11g 
   Dietary fiber 1g 
   Total sugars 2g 
Protein 5g 
Vitamin A10 %DV
Vitamin C4 %DV
Calcium10 %DV
Iron4 %DV

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