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Festive Mini Cheese Balls

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 x 8 oz packages cream cheese softened
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 4 oz white cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced chives

Coating

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced chives
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 30 pretzel sticks

The cream cheese MUST be at room temperature or you’ll have a really hard time mixing.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine the ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until combined.
  2. Use a cooke scoop to scoop out small balls.
  3. Roll into a ball using your hands.
  4. Place chives, pecans, and cranberries into separate, shallow bowls.
  5. Roll the cheese balls into your desired coating and spear with a pretzel stick.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  7. If preparing more than 4 hours in advance, don’t add the pretzel sticks until ready to serve.
  8. Serve with assorted crackers and pretzels.

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