Beat cream cheese and cheddar in small bowl with mixer until blended.
Add all remaining ingredients except nuts; mix well.
Refrigerate several hours.
Shape into ball; roll in nuts.
Prepare by reducing the amount of Cheddar cheese to 1/2 cup and using PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. In addition, coat the cheese ball with chopped fresh parsley instead of chopped nuts.
Serve this cheese spread on special occasions with RITZ Crackers and/or cut-up celery.
Substitute pimentos for the red bell peppers and/or toasted chopped PLANTERS Slivered Almonds or finely chopped fresh parsley for the nuts.
Mix cream cheese mixture as directed; shape into log or 24 small balls, each about 1 inch in diameter. Roll in nuts until evenly coated. Serve as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 2g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
24 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.