Sweet Cheese Ball Recipe
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Sweet Cheese Ball Recipe

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You’ll need only a few items for this unique cheese ball sent in by Melissa Friend of Oakland, Maryland. Coconut comes through in the cherry-flecked mixture that’s coated in pecans. It looks pretty and tastes delicious served with apple slices, pineapple wedges, berries and other fresh fruit.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 28 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 8 maraschino cherries, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Assorted fresh fruit

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 73 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 30 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in the coconut and cherries. Shape into a ball; roll in pecans. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with fruit. Yield: 1 cheese ball (3-1/2 cups).
Originally published as Sweet Cheese Ball in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p21

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 73 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 30 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"This was OK but not great. I served it with pineapple slices and star fruit."

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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2010

"I love it , its so good i use fresh cherries instead of maraschino cherries , theres never any left after aparty !!!!!"

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"although I did not put in the coconut, I added vanilla and the cherries and instead of nuts used mini chocolate chips, my neices and nephews plus the adults loved this recipe!!! Thank you!"

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