Holiday Cheese Truffles

13  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 3 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 4 doz. or 24 servings, 2 truffles (36 g) and 5 crackers (13 g) each.


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Holiday Cheese Truffles Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg. (250 g each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (200 g) shredded double-cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  •  dash ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1-2/3 cups chopped pecans
  •  Christie Sociables Original Crackers

Instructions

  • Beat  first 4 ingredients with mixer until blended. Divide in half. Add roasted peppers to half and onions to other half; mix each until blended.
  • Refrigerate  several hours or until chilled.
  • Shape  into 24 (1-inch) balls. Roll in nuts. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tips

Festive WreathAlternately arrange different flavoured truffles in a large circle on platter to resemble a holiday wreath. Create a decorative bow out of green onion strips. Use to garnish wreath.

Cheese LogsRoll each half into 6-inch log before coating with nuts.

Variation For variety, coat truffles with one or more of the following: sesame seed, chopped fresh parsley, paprika and/or your favourite shredded cheese.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 4 doz. or 24 servings, 2 truffles (36 g) and 5 crackers (13 g) each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 200 
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 35 mg
  • Sodium 260 mg
  • Carbohydrate 10 g
  • Dietary fibre 1 g
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A 8 %DV
  • Vitamin C 6 %DV
  • Calcium 10 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV

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