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Sweet Cheese Ball

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Makes

1 cheese ball (3-1/2 cups)

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.

Ingredients

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

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.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 73 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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