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Mexican-Style Party Cheese Ball

Mexican-Style Party Cheese Ball recipe
photo by:kraft
Give your cheese ball a kick of flavor. Fresh cilantro and lime plus pepper Jack cheese and chili powder spice things up.
time
prep:
20 min
total:
1 hr 20 min
servings
total:
16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1
cup  KRAFT Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA
1
cup  KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2
Tbsp.  finely chopped red peppers
2
Tbsp.  chopped fresh cilantro
2
 green onions, finely chopped
1
tsp.  hot pepper sauce
1
tsp.  lime zest
1/4
tsp.  chili powder
12
 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed (about 1/2 cup)

Make It

BEAT cream cheese and shredded cheeses in medium bowl with mixer until well blended.

ADD all remaining ingredients except cracker crumbs; mix well. Shape into ball. Refrigerate 1 hour.

ROLL in crumbs. Serve with additional RITZ Crackers.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Variation
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese and RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers.
Note
Recipe can easily be doubled or halved depending on the size of your group.
Substitute
Substitute 1/2 cup finely crushed plain tortilla chips for the cracker crumbs.
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