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Special Cheese Balls

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


2 cheese balls (2 cups each)

—Margaret B. Nichols, White Hall, Illinois


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups 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 apple slices


  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.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 110 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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