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Holiday Cheese Balls Recipe

I received this party-perfect recipe from the wife of one of my co-workers. Everyone loves the delicious yet simple blend of cheeses, Worcestershire sauce, onions, parsley and pecans.—Carol Hawley, Frederick, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling YIELD:28 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 cup process cheese sauce
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans, divided
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, blue cheese and cheese sauce. Add 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup parsley, onion and Worcestershire sauce; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • 2. Shape into two balls. Combine the remaining pecans and parsley; roll cheese balls in pecan mixture. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cheese balls (1-3/4 cups each).

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers) equals 124 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.