When planning a baby shower for our friend we just knew there had to be cheese balls. They are always one of her favorites. The problem is, serving from a large cheese ball in a buffet line like that can hold things up. So, we thought it would be fun to do them as individual cheese balls instead! All our guests had to do was grab a pretzel stick or two and move on. We served them with crackers on the side in case people would want to spread them over crackers. However, that is not completely necessary. These cheese balls have a fun mix of sweet and savory and are an unexpected addition to your menu.
Individual Cranberry Cheese Balls
Makes 2-3 dozen cheese balls depending on size
8 oz cream cheese
3/4 cup gorgonzola (feta would work if you prefer)
3/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
1/4 tsp hot sauce
1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
pretzel sticks for serving
- Combine cream cheese, gorgonzola, cranberries and hot sauce in a food processor.
- Process until completely blended.
- Form into small balls a heaping Tablespoonful at a time. Roll in chopped pecans.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. Stick a pretzel stick into each one.