- 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 pound (1 cup) LAND O LAKES ® Deli American Cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon sliced green onions
1/4 cup finely chopped peanuts
18 pretzel sticks
- Beat cream cheese and milk in small mixer bowl on medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth (1 to 2 minutes). Add cheese and green onions. Continue beating until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes). Cover; refrigerate at least one hour.
- Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in peanuts.
- To serve, place pretzel stick in each ball.
Makes 18 appetizers.
TIP: To pack along: Wrap the cheese balls in plastic food wrap. Be sure to keep this cheese snack in a take-along cooler so the cheese stays cold. Place pretzel stick in each ball at serving time.
TIP: This cheese mixture can also be shaped into a log and rolled in chopped peanuts. Serve with assorted crackers.
Nutrition Facts (1 appetizer):
Fat: 4.5 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Sodium: 120 mg
Carbohydrates: 1 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 2 g
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Land O Lakes, Inc.