This fun finger food will fit into any occasion, be it casual or formal. I chose to dress mine up for a Christmas canapé buffet.
Mini Cheese Ball Bites
(adapted from tastesbetterfromscratch.com)
1- 8 ounce package of room temperature cream cheese
2 tblsp butter at room temperature
2 tblsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp hot sauce
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup grated sharp white cheddar cheese
Pick your favorites; I used:
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup chopped pistachios
1/3 cup grated white cheddar
12-15 pretzel sticks
Other choices are chopped green onion, parsley, pecans, walnuts or almonds. Use your imagination!
Add first 6 ingredients to a medium mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to beat until smooth. Stir in white cheddar.
Divide into 12-15 tablespoon sized portions. Roll into small balls. Chill at least 30 minutes. Roll balls in desired toppings. Do not add pretzel sticks until you are ready to serve.