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Sweet Cheese Ball

 Sweet Cheese Ball
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.
28 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

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

Directions

  • 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).
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.