Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sweet & Heat Cheese Ball

Kicking off the countdown to the Super Bowl and the first up is a cheese ball which is always a welcome treat.  This one gets it's sweetness from dried cranberries and heat from green chilies.  

Sweet & Heat Cheese Ball

8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Craisin's, chopped
2 tbsp green chilies
1/4 cup pecans, chopped

Mix together softened cream cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. Add in the chopped Craisin's and green chilies. Shape into a ball shape in bowl and cover
with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove and roll in chopped
Cover and return to refrigerator. Remove 15 minutes before
serving.  Serve with crackers.

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