Sunday, June 7, 2015

Zesty Bacon Cheese Ball

Super easy, quick to make, and delicious to eat!  I made this as an appetizer for a recent party.  It was gone in a flash, to rave reviews.  Just the right amount of spicy with a little kick and the bacon adds the perfect smokiness. It's creamy and fantastic with both the celery ribs and crackers.  Try it – You’ll like it!

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 ounces cream cheese, softened ( I used 1/3 less fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese)
2 Tablespoon mayonnaise (I like Best Foods/Hellmans.  Whatever you do, do not substitute Miracle Whip for this step)
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire
2 cloves garlic, grated/minced
2 teaspoons Sriacha
1/2 cup bacon bits
Walnut pieces, fresh parsley and fresh chives for rolling

Combine first 6 ingredients bowl. Add the bacon bits and mix
well.  Wet your hands with an ice cube, until freezing.  This
helps to insure the cheese won't stick to your fingers.  Mold
into a ball and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours.  Prior to
serving roll in the fresh parsley & chives and then into the
walnut piece.  
Serve with Celery Ribs and/or Crackers.