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Deck The Halls Mini Cheese Balls

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Deck the Halls Mini Cheese Balls

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2011-01-05 Appetizer
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The ever-popular cheese ball is made mini-sized for an easy and festive appetizer. A great crowd-pleaser that can be made well in advance of your next party.

  • Servings: 12-16

Ingredients:

2 (8 Oz.) Pkg. Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp Seasoned Salt
⅛ tsp Cayenne
½ tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup Crushed Pineapple, well drained
¼ cup Thinly Sliced Green Onions
¼ cup Roasted Red Bell Pepper, diced and drained
1½ cups Chopped Pecans
2 Tbsp Parsley Flakes
24 Tree Shaped Pretzels
24 Red Bell Pepper Strips, ¼ x 1"

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, seasoned salt, cayenne, and Worcestershire sauce on low speed until smooth. Stir in pineapple, green onions, and bell pepper. Shape mixture into 24 walnut-size balls. Place pecans in a pie plate. Roll balls in pecans. Place on a large plate. Sprinkle tops with parsley flakes. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until serving time. Just before serving, place each ball on the center of a pretzel and add a pepper strip to the top. Serve with crackers as desired. Serves 12-16.

Helpful Tips:

These delicious cheese ball minis are crowd pleasers and great party food because utensils are not needed for serving; guests simply pick up a pretzel tree. They make a festive presentation, displaying red and green both inside and out.