Amazing Cheese Truffles

"Found this on another online site. A great twist makes a tasty party pleaser. Prep time doesn't include chill time."
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  • Beat cream cheese, shredded cheese, garlic powder and ground red pepper until well blended. Divide in half.
  • Add roasted red peppers to one half and green onions to the other half; mix each half until well blended.
  • Cover and refrigerate several hours or until chilled.
  • Shape each cheese mixture into 24 balls, each about 1-inch in diameter.
  • Roll in pecans.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve with crackers or chip of your choice.

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  1. soursugar
    I've been using this exact recipe for years now. I have to make it every year at Christmas or I receive a lot of complaints! To make them more festive I alternate rolling the truffles in sweet paprika, dried parsley flakes, almond slivers and finely shredded white cheddar. Makes a nice green, red, and white plate that way. You can leave out the nuts entirely if allergies are an issue. If you don't have time to roll all the little balls you can also make one large log rolled in your chosen topping and put it out with a spreading knife.
  2. mickeydownunder
    This made for a great presentation, TRUE!<br/>And were SO easy to do!<br/>My center truffle, looked like Ferraro Roche!<br/>Used dried parsley, drived chives, sweet paprika....recipe MADE MY DAY!<br/>Thanks!
  3. luvcookn
    These were an absolute hit on Christmas Eve. I made the red, white and green coatings for them. I will be definately making these little gems again and again. Thank you for sharing your yummy recipe.
  4. Beansy
    Very good.Will add more red pepper flakes next time. Thank you for sharing this!
  5. Lt. Amy
    These are OK, taste like a standard cheese ball. Serving bit size cheese balls is an interesting idea, but it seemed to confuse people a little and they weren't sure how they were supposed to eat them (spread on a cracker, pop in mouth?)


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