Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday Cheese Truffles

These cheese truffles turned out great! I loved the presentation and their taste! They made a great additional to our holiday party that we hosted last weekend. You can roll the cheese truffles in whatever you like. I used pecan bits, fresh diced parsley, shredded cheese, and paprika. The recipe says it makes 24 truffles but I made mine a bit smaller which made about 34. Making them smaller made them much more bite-size.

Again, I just love the presentation of these little guys. Huge thanks go out to my brother-in-law and his wife for this adorable plate they bought me. l love it!!! :)

Holiday Cheese Truffles
Source: Kraft

2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 t. garlic powder
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4 c. chopped roasted red peppers
2 green onions, sliced
1-2/3 c. chopped PLANTERS Pecans

Beat first 4 ingredients with mixer until blended. Divide in half. Add peppers to half, and onions to remaining half; mix each until blended.

Refrigerate several hours or until chilled.

Shape into 24 (1-inch) balls; roll in nuts. Serve with crackers.

*Try these other coatings for these tasty truffles -- sesame seed, chopped fresh parsley, paprika and your favorite shredded cheese.

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