Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
3 Hours
Yield
3 cups or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

How to Make It

Step 1

BEAT cream cheese and Cheddar in small bowl with mixer until well blended.

Step 2

ADD all remaining ingredients except nuts and crackers; mix well. Refrigerate several hours.

Step 3

SHAPE into ball; roll in nuts.

Step 4

Serve with RITZ Crackers.

Step 5

Kraft Kitchens Tips:

Step 6

Healthy Living
Save 50 calories and 7 grams of fat, including 3 grams of saturated fat, per serving, by reducing the amount of Cheddar cheese to 1/2 cup and using PHILADELPHIA 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. In addition, coat the cheese ball with chopped fresh parsley instead of chopped nuts and serve with RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers.

Step 7

Substitute
Substitute pimentos for the red bell peppers and/or toasted chopped PLANTERS Slivered Almonds or finely chopped fresh parsley for the nuts.

Step 8

Variation
Mix cream cheese mixture as directed; shape into log or 24 small balls, each about 1 inch in diameter. Roll in nuts until evenly coated. Serve as directed.

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