Our assignment this month was “something colorful”…….well now that is a wide open field isn’t it. But for the holiday season we wanted to at least include green and red in the color scheme so how about some delicious and colorful snacks???? This is a fun HOP that is co-hosted by our friends at Canadian Cats and the Weims at EasyWeimaraner. If you click the badge above it will take you to Chef Shoko’s blog and you can check things out!!!
So what did we make that’s colorful?
Holiday Cheese Ball Bites
- 1 8 ounce block cream cheese softened
- 4 ounces mascarpone cheese softened
- 6 ounces finely grated sharp white cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans regular or candied pecans
- 3/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced chives
- 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
Place the cream cheese and mascarpone cheese in a bowl; using a mixer or a large spoon, mix until thoroughly combined.
Add the cheddar cheese and salt and pepper to taste, mix until well combined.
Roll the mixture into bite sized cheese balls.
Place the cranberries and pecans on two plates. Mix together the chives and parsley and put the herbs on a third plate.
Roll 1/3 of the cheese balls in the pecans, 1/3 in the cranberries and 1/3 in the herbs.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
I daresay these will be hard to resist if you plan on having a night in with a Christmas movie or two (or three) and even though we aren’t having big get-togethers this year, this makes enough to last the whole week of Christmas!!!