Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bacon Horseradish and Cheddar Cheeseball

 
Ever since this summer when I discovered the bacon horseradish spread at the local grocery store I've had in mind to make this cheese ball for the holidays. It's a very simple concoction with just a few ingredients that is best made at least 3 days ahead of time so the flavors have time to "marry". It can be rolled in whatever you choose like nuts, finely shredded cheddar, or parsley etc. I chose the cheddar because I knew I would have help to eat it if that is what I used. My husband and I have been enjoying little bits of it for a snack or as part of a light meal.
 
12 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
½ cup Bacon Bits
½ teaspoon Smoked Sea Salt
½ c. finely shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 Tablespoons Horseradish, drained
½ Tablespoon sugar
 
Mix together well. Form into a ball and roll into whatever you choose.(nuts, parsley, or cheese)Refrigerate. Best if made 3-4 days in advance. Serve with crackers of your choice.

Have a wonderful day!
♥Blessings!♥

10 comments:

  1. I could polish off a nice large helping of this right now! That sounds really yummy!

    What did you use for your red cut-out stars? They look so festive?

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    1. I used red peppers and a sharp metal cutout

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  2. well, 'festive' is not a question. that was a typo. lol....

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    1. :) Serena wanted to (and did) eat those right away but that was about all she wanted of this one. lol

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    2. haha...my Taylor would have eaten the stars, too! What a great idea!

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  3. Wow! That looks and sounds amazing.

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  4. Thanks for this recipe! I'm always looking for appetizers like this, especially ones that can be prepared ahead.

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  5. Looks wonderful Martha, what time are you serving hors d'oeuvres?

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    1. Hey Chris, we just finished with them :) there's still a little bit there waiting for you :)

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