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    Monkey Cheese Ball

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    20 mins

    20 mins

    Iceland's Note:

    What a twist to an all time favorite! I make cheese balls all the time as you can make them before head when you are awaiting a crowd or have hungry guests dropping in without knowing beforehand. Sometimes neither me and nor DH feel for cooking, then we just sit down, i chop up some apples, carrots and find some crackers or nice bread and we enjoy some really fast dinner which still makes you feel good. The bananas give this cheeseball a slightly sweet taste which is though not over whelming as there are lots of spices too. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. I can recommend to serve it with salted crackers or, if you like it to bee more filling, with dark, freshly baked rye bread. Note: Cooking time does not include chilling time.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4-8

    Yield:

    ball

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Soften the cream cheese in your mixer or food processor.
    2. 2
      Add salt, roasted garlic and thyme and beat until well blended.
    3. 3
      Stir inn the chopped up banana, green onion and cheddar cheese.
    4. 4
      Blend in 1 cup of chopped walnuts.
    5. 5
      Refrigerate for 2 hours.
    6. 6
      Shape into ball and roll in the remaining walnuts.
    7. 7
      Decorate with fresh thyme leaves if you like.
    8. 8
      Serve and enjoy.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 06, 2010

      55

      This was a fantastic cheese ball! I never had a banana mixed in with a cheese ball, but here it worked out wonderfully, and it blended in extremely well. I don't think i would change a thing, as none of the ingredients overpowered any of the others. And it was so pretty to see the colour of the thyme mix with the colour of the walnuts, too.

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    Nutritional Facts for Monkey Cheese Ball

    Serving Size: 1 (122 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 925.3
     
    Calories from Fat 785
    84%
    Total Fat 87.2 g
    134%
    Saturated Fat 34.5 g
    172%
    Cholesterol 154.4 mg
    51%
    Sodium 1096.2 mg
    45%
    Total Carbohydrate 19.6 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
    21%
    Sugars 5.8 g
    23%
    Protein 25.2 g
    50%

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