Trio of Cheese Balls for the Holidays
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Serves: 3 cheese balls
 
Having a holiday party? Try my trio of cheese balls including the Classic Cheddar Cheese Ball, a Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball, and a sweet Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheese Ball.
Ingredients
For the Classic Cheddar Cheese Ball:
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 t. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 t. hot pepper sauce
  • 1 t. dried parsley
  • ½ t. dried mustard
  • 1 t. onion powder
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. black pepper
  • 1 c. Keebler Townhouse Crackers, crushed
For the Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball:
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 t. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 t. onion powder
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 3 T. jalapenos, minced
  • 3 strips bacon, crumbled
  • 1 packet Ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 c. Keebler Townhouse Crackers, crushed
  • ¼ t. cayenne pepper
For the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheese Ball:
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese,
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 1½ c. powdered sugar
  • ¼ c. Dannon Oikios Strawberry Yogurt Drink
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 c. Oreos, crushed
Instructions
  1. To make the cheddar cheese ball combine all ingredients from the cream cheese through the black pepper. Mix well to combine.
  2. Shape the mixture into a ball and roll in the crushed crackers. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
  3. To make the Jalapeno Bacon Ranch cheddar cheese ball combine all ingredients from the cream cheese through the bacon. Add all but ½ teaspoon of the Ranch seasoning. Mix well to combine.
  4. Shape the mixture into a ball.
  5. In a small bowl combine the remaining Ranch seasoning, the crushed crackers, and the cayenne pepper. Roll the cheese ball in the cracker mixture.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
  7. To make the sweet cheese bowl combine the cream cheese, butter, and yogurt drink in a food processor and process until smooth.
  8. Add the powdered sugar, a quarter cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Mix in the cinnamon.
  9. Shape the mixture into a ball and roll in the crushed Oreos.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
Notes
A Hezzi-D Original recipe

**Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 3 days before serving**
Recipe by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks at https://www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com/2016/12/trio-of-cheese-balls-for-the-holidays.html