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Special Cheese Balls Recipe
Special Cheese Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped salted peanuts
  • Assorted crackers, grapes and/or apple slices

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 110 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cheeses, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder and garlic powder. Shape into two balls. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine pecans and peanuts; press onto cheese balls. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with crackers, grapes and/or apple slices. Yield: 2 cheese balls (2 cups each).
Originally published as Special Cheese Balls in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2006, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 110 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 174 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

I had high hopes for this cheeseball, as I was trying to locate a "secret recipe" from one our neighbor gives us every year. The 4-1/2 teaspoons of horseradish is WAY overpowering...that's all you can taste...it even overpowers the blue cheese. I may try again and knock it down to one or one and a half. Maybe this is a type-o in the recipe?

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

This is an excellent cheeseball. Could eat it any time of the year.

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