Mini Cheese Balls
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Everyone loves a good cheese ball! So why not give them their own! These Mini Cheese Balls are perfect for parties, movie night, football games and more!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 48 cheese balls
  • 2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, garlic powder and ground red pepper together with a mixer until blended
  2. Divide into two equal parts and put in their own medium-size mixing bowls. Add roasted red peppers to one half, green onions to the other half; mix each until blended
  3. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled
  4. Shape each mixture into 24 (1-inch balls)
  5. Divide each group of 24 balls into 3 groups of eight; roll each group of 8 balls in one of the toppings (sesame seeds; chopped parsley leaves; chopped pecans)
  6. Serve with crackers
  7. Store leftover in refrigerator
Recipe by Pocket Change Gourmet at