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      cranberry cheeseball apple slice

      Cranberry Pecan Cheese ball bites

      Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball Bites Are A Tasty Blend Of Holiday Classics



      Prep Time: 15 minutes
      Cook Time: 5 minutes
      Total Time: 15 minutes
      Servings: 6
      Calories: 383kcal



      • 8 oz Cream Cheese
      • 1 cup white sharp cheddar cheese - shredded
      • 1 cup dried cranberries - chopped and divided
      • 1 cup pecans - (or walnuts), chopped and toasted *optional
      • ¼ cup chives - or green onions, chopped
      • ½ tsp garlic powder
      • pretzel sticks


      • To Toast Pecans or Walnuts: Preheat the oven to 375F. Coarsely chop the nuts and put them on a baking tray. Bake for 5 minutes or until aromatic. Remove from oven and set aside.
      • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ½ toasted pecans, ½ cup dried cranberries, chive or green onion, and garlic powder until well combined.
      • Combine remaining ½ cup pecans, ½ dried cranberries, and 2 tablespoon chives in a shallow bowl.
      • Using a cookie dough scoop, scoop out balls of the cream cheese mixture and drop them into pecan/cranberry mixture.
      • Roll them around a bit until coated. Place them on a cookie sheet. Just prior to serving, insert a pretzel stick into each cheeseball bite. 


      • If you want a splash of color add a tablespoon or so of chopped flat-leaf parsley to the nut mixture before rolling.

      To make a Large Cheeseball

      1. Place mixture in the center of a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper and cover completely with wrap while forming it into a ball shape. Place in fridge until ready to serve.
      2. Just before serving, combine remaining ½ cup pecans, ½ dried cranberries, and 2 tablespoon chives on a flat surface or cutting board. Unwrap the ball and roll in cranberry-pecan mixture. Serve with apple slices, crackers, pita chips, pretzels, carrots or celery.


      Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 778IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 18g
      Tried this recipe?Mention @Budget101com or tag #Budget101com!
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