Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Easy Cheese Truffles

Easy Cheese Truffles


2 pkg. (8 oz. each)  cream cheese, softened
1 pkg.  (8 oz.)  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  pecans


Beat first 4 ingredients with mixer until blended. Divide in half. Add roasted peppers to half and onions to other half; mix each until blended. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled. Shape into 24 (1-inch) balls. Roll in nuts. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with crackers. 

Coatings: sesame seeds, chopped fresh parsley, paprika and shredded cheese.

Cheese Logs: Roll each half into 6-inch log. Roll in desired coatings as directed.
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