Sunday, April 17, 2011

Whiskey Cheese Ball

Today is National Cheese Ball day so I'm sharing a recipe I created a couple weeks ago and shared with my co-workers to taste test ~

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups pepper jack cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp onion flakes
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp Jack Daniels or your favorite whiskey
1/2 cup peanuts, finely chopped

1. Mix together softened cream cheese and shredded pepper jack cheese.  Add in whiskey.  Add in onion flakes and spices, mix well.

2. Roll into a ball in the same bowl that you used for mixing.  Cover with plastic wrap.  You can use the plastic wrap to help mold the cheese into a ball.

3. Refrigerate for 2 hours.  Remove plastic wrap and roll into crushed peanuts.

4. Wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.  Remove from refrigerator and let warm up 15 minutes before serving.