RECIPE: Mini Everything Nutkrack Cheese Balls

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RECIPE: Mini Everything Nutkrack Cheese Balls

These cheese balls are a crowd pleaser for the new year, whether you're sipping champagne, watching a bowl game, or snacking post-outdoor activity. If you haven't tried our Everything Seasoned Nutkrack yet, there's no time like the new year!

Ingredients
Makes 12-16 cheese balls

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
4 oz sharp cheddar cheese spread
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup dried fruit (such cherries or craisins), coarsely chopped
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 cup Everything Seasoned Nutkrack, finely chopped
1 bag of medium sized pretzel sticks

Instructions

  1. Beat together cream cheese, cheese spread, shredded cheddar, fruit, lemon juice, and mayo until smooth.
  2. Lightly coat hands with olive oil. Form mixture into tablespoon sized balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Roll each cheese ball in Everything Seasoned Nutkrack, pressing them lightly into the balls so that they stick.
  4. Keep covered in the fridge until you're ready to serve. (For best results, chill overnight).
  5. Skewer with a pretzel just before serving.
  6. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Oh Sweet Basil. Picture by Oh Sweet Basil.

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