On the 9th Day of Christmas … We’re going to share recipes for easy holiday treats!
I have two cheese ball recipes that you and your guests will love.
First is a ham cheese ball:
1 package cream cheese softened 3 green onions chopped fine 6-8 oz ham chopped fine. I prefer smoked or black forest. 1-2 splashes of Worcestershire, more or less to taste
Using a fork, smash & stir all ingredients until they are mixed well. (Optional: You can chop pecans, cashews or almonds and either mix with other ingredients or roll chilled ball in mixture to create a light coating.) Place in decorative bowl or plate and surround with Townhouse, Wheat Thins, or Club crackers.
Next, is a chocolate chip cheese ball. (Yes, I said chocolate, yum yum)
1 package cream cheese softened 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup confectioner sugar 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar 1 splash of vanilla Miniature chocolate chips – light or dark. Chopped pecans, candied pecans, cashews, peanuts or almond Optional: dried cranberries chopped extra fine
Combine the butter and cream cheese, either with a fork or hand mixer, until smooth. Blend in confectioner sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Next, mix chocolate chips and chopped nuts into the mixture, starting with a small amount and adding more gradually to desired strength. (Optional chopped cranberries can be added at this time as well) Chill for 2 hours, shape into a ball, then roll in remaining chocolate chips and nuts. Place in decorative bowl or plate and serve with graham crackers or chocolate wafers.
I hope you and your guests enjoy these yummy snacks. For today’s contest, tell us what your favorite holiday treat is. Share a recipe if you’d like. Tell your friends to stop by and join in. Everyone who comments will be entered into today’s drawing for a $5 Starbucks gift card.
Yesterday’s winner is Crystal B. I’ve already sent you a link to your gift – the eBook copy of By Love’s Honor Bound. Congratulations!