Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep Time
20 Mins
Chill Time
1 Hour
Makes 6 appetizer servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until well combined. Cover mixture tightly, and chill at least 1 hour or until firm (can chill up to 3 days).

Step 2

Roll cheese mixture into 3/4-inch-round balls. Roll each ball in parsley. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve. If chilled, let stand 30 minutes before serving. Serve with cucumber slices, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, and whole almonds.

Ratings & Reviews

Kkay68's Review

June 27, 2013
These were a hit! You definitely have to let them chill for easier handling. I also very lightly dampened my hands (very lightly) for the rolling and although they were still a little messy it seemed to help some. I toasted some pecans, ground them up in the processor and rolled some of the balls in that and it was fantastic!! This is an awesome recipe and very versatile. I'm making the parsley and pecan rolled balls for a birthday party this weekend. Should be a winner!

emmaandchris's Review

March 31, 2011
Really delicious! We rolled half in a spice mixture so gave a contrast to the green parsley. Don't make them too big as they are quite rich. Serve with crackers, or best yet, crusty bread to spread them on.

bethg2's Review

December 04, 2010
These are incredible! Very addicting! The parsley adds the perfect punch of taste.

Willette's Review

July 30, 2010
I LOVED these truffles, as did all of the guests at my daughters piano recital. I also used a cookie baller to make the perfect round shape. BTW: I have looked all over the internet to find a serving tray like the one you have in the photo. Any chance you remember where you got it? Thanks!!

lululuke's Review

April 23, 2010
These truffles disappeared when I took them to a recent party. I used light cream cheese, fat free feta, and used baby romaine instead of parsley (since I made these last minute and didn't have any parsley). I used a cookie dough scooper to make the balls and it cut down on the mess. I served these with an array of fresh veggies, different cheeses, and crackers. I received many requests for this recipe and requests to bring them again. Thanks for something different!

elenaash's Review

November 26, 2009
These were just okay. They were slightly messy to make, my truffles didn't hold together well, and they were passed over by guests. There's nothing wrong with these truffles, but nothing great either. I probably won't make them again.

mandyw's Review

December 20, 2008
it was a little too salty. maybe a little dab of sugar next go around? but great on crackers or pita crisps!

cookcarolynB's Review

December 08, 2008
These were excellent! I used low fat feta and cream cheese. The recipe makes approximately 18 truffles. I recommend making the cheese mixture 1-2 days ahead to let the flavours blend, and then rolling the truffles within 4 hours of serving.