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Holiday Cheese Truffles

Holiday Cheese Truffles recipe
photo by:kraft
They may look as cute as holiday chocolates, but these mini cheese balls are made for those of us who love a little cayenne and sharp Cheddar on our party plate.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
4 hr 15 min
servings
total:
24 servings, 2 truffles and 5 crackers each
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What You Need

2
pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1
tsp.  garlic powder
Dash  ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
cup  chopped roasted red peppers
2
 green onions, sliced
1-2/3
cups  chopped PLANTERS Pecans
 Multi-shaped savory crackers

Make It

BEAT first 4 ingredients with mixer until blended. Divide in half. Add peppers to half, and onions to remaining half; mix each until blended.

REFRIGERATE several hours or until chilled.

SHAPE each mixture into 24 (1-inch balls); roll in nuts. Serve with crackers.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
Enjoy a single serving of these portion-controlled holiday treats.
Special Extra
Try these other coatings for these tasty truffles -- sesame seed, chopped fresh parsley, paprika and your favorite KRAFT Shredded Cheese.
Variations
Prepare as directed, using one of the following options: Festive Wreath: Alternately arrange different flavored 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 Logs: Roll each half into 6-inch log, then roll in desired coatings.
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