- 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), shredded
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- Chili powder
- Assorted crackers
- In a small bowl, combine the cheeses, pecans and garlic salt. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Shape into a ball. Coat completely with chili powder. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1 cheese ball (3 cups).
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We have made this for 30 years and its always a hit. We use 8 ounces cream cheese plus minced garlic, bell pepper and pecans!
it's not christmas in our house without this. my mother (portales, new mexico) made this for years with slight variation. she always used a block of american cheese (no longer available ?) instead of velveeta. we made it into logs about the size of a stick of butter and coated each in chili powder. perfect size to include on a snack plate or as a gift.
I made this recipe to take to Easter dinner at my brothers, it was excellent and everyone loved it. Instead of using pecans I used sliced almonds, definately be making this again for more parties & cookouts. Carolyn PA