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Party Cheese Balls

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recipe is ready in 30-60 minutes time: 30-60 minutes

serves/makes:   10


recipe id: 1152
cook method: microwave

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8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
8 ounces processed cheese spread, (Cheese Whiz)
1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon brandy
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, snipped
1 teaspoon paprika
6 drops hot pepper sauce
1 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped


Place cream cheese and cheddar cheese in a 2-qt microwaveable dish. Microwave on High for 30 seconds. Add cheese spread and microwave on High for 20 to 30 more seconds, or until cheeses begin to soften. Beat until smooth. Place onion, garlic and butter in small bowl. Microwave on High for 30 to 45 seconds, or until onion is tender. Combine with cheese mixture and Worcestershire sauce, brandy, parsley, paprika and red pepper sauce.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Shape into 48 balls. Roll in pecans. Place on a large tray covered with wax paper. Cheese balls should not touch each other. Freeze until firm. Can be frozen for up to a month in advance.

To Serve: remove 12 cheese balls from container and place in circle on serving plate. Microwave on 30% power (medium-low) for 45 seconds to 2 minutes, or until defrosted but still cool. Rotate plate 1/2 turn every 30 seconds. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes before serving.


328 calories, 28 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrates, 10 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
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