Nani's Cranny

Nani’s Favorite Cheese Ball

The Holidays are approaching and this is a great classic cheese ball recipe. Originally it was called Philly Cheese Bell. I believe it was Kraft that made a cold pack cheese and marketed it during the Christmas season in red containers shaped like a bell. The recipe came from Kraft. I can no longer find this brand of cold pack cheese, so I use whatever brand and flavor I can find. You can vary the taste by the flavor of cheese that you use. Smoked and bacon flavored work very well. This cheese ball is always a big hit and has a great consistency for spreading on crackers. I love rolling it in chili powder, but if your tastes lean towards non-spicy, it is very good rolled in nuts, too. Need chili powder? It’s available at [ad#Myspice Hyperlink]

  • 8 oz package cold pack cheese, softened
  • 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 teaspoons chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chili powder or 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix all ingredients well except the chili powder or nuts. Return to refrigerator for a couple of hours until cheese mixture becomes firm. Remove from refrigerator and shape into a ball. Pour chili powder or chopped nuts on a piece of wax paper and roll ball until it is covered. Serve with your favorite crackers.


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