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Many have told us we make the best cheese balls around. Some of our chapters enjoy sharing their tasty recipes while others treat them as closely guarded secrets.

Here are few of the tasty recipes they're willing to share:

Individual Wasabi-Pea/Granola/Ginger Snap Cheese Balls

Ingredients
1/4 cup wasabi-coated green peas
1/4 cup granola
1/4 cup graham cracker/ginger snap mixture
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan $
1/2 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
2 11-ounce logs goat cheese

Preparation
Grind the wasabi peas in a food processor or crush them in a resealable plastic bag. Spread the crumbs on a plate. Combine the Parmesan and fennel on another plate. 

Shape the cheese into balls, working with about 1 rounded tablespoon at a time. Refrigerate them, uncoated, for up to 24 hours. Roll the balls in the coatings no more than 1 hour before your gathering.

Bacon Cheddar Cheese BallsBacon Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball

2 packages cream cheese
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 T. dill weed
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. onion powder
1 T. chives (fresh or freeze dried), optional
Salt to taste
1 pound bacon, cooked crisp and finely crumbled

Mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, spices, and 1/4 of a cup of crumbled bacon together in a medium bowl until well combined.  Taste with a cracker and adjust seasonings as needed and add salt if desired. Spread the remaining crumbled bacon out on a plate. Form the cheese mixture into a ball using your hands and roll in the bacon crumbles. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Notes: Block cheese that you shred at home (opposed to shredded cheese in a bag) works better here and lends to a smoother texture.

Pineapple Cheese BallsPineapple Cheese Ball

2 packages cream cheese
1 small can crushed pineapple, well drained
Chopped nuts for rolling, optional

In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese and well drained pineapple, mix until well combined.  Form the cheese mixture into a ball using your hands and roll in the chopped nuts if desired. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.

Serve with your favorite crackers, graham crackers or fruit.


Note: This one sounds boring but it is always a crowd-pleaser!


Beef and Onion Cheese BallsBeef and Onion Cheese Ball

2 packages cream cheese
5 green onions, green part only, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped roast beef
1/2 to 1 t. garlic powder
2-3 T. Worcestershire sauce
salt, to taste
chopped nuts for rolling, optional
crackers for serving

In a large bowl add the cream cheese, green onion, roast beef, garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce (add the smaller amounts of the garlic powder and Worcestershire).  Using your clean hands, blend everything together really well. The heat from your hands really helps to work everything together.  Taste with the crackers you are using.  Add salt if needed and more Worcestershire or garlic powder as needed.  Taste again and adjust accordingly.

To make a party-sized cheese ball, scrape as much of the cream cheese mixture as you can from the bowl into your hands.  Pat and roll in between your hands to form a ball.  Roll in nuts if you are going to, reshape, and then wrap in plastic wrap.  Let it firm up in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving.

Cookie Dough Cream Cheese BallMonster Cookie Dough Cheese Ball

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup oats (regular or quick)
1 cup  miniature plain M&Ms
1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix cream cheese through oats together in a medium bowl until well combined.  Spread the M&M’s and mini chocolate chips out on a plate. Form the mixture into a ball using your hands and roll in the M&M’s and chocolate chips. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. Serve with graham crackers, animal crackers, or vanilla wafers.

 

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