Ripe Olive Cheese Balls

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Makes:
56 servings
Serving Size:
1 tablespoon
Yields:
2 balls (3 1/2 cups)
Prep:
15 mins
Chill:
4 hrs
Stand:
45 mins
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Ripe Olive Cheese Balls

Ingredients
2
8 ounce package cream cheese
1/2
cup butter
1/2
cup crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces)
1
4 1/4 ounce can sliced pitted ripe olives, drained
2
tablespoons chopped green onion or snipped fresh chives
 
Assorted crackers, flat bread, dried dates and/or dried apricots, and walnut halves

Directions

  1. Place cream cheese, butter, and blue cheese in a large mixing bowl; let stand 30 minutes to reach room temperature. With an electric mixer beat mixture on low speed until smooth. Stir in olives and green onion. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
  2. Shape mixture loosely into 2 balls; cover and chill until serving time. Serve cheese balls with assorted crackers and/or dried fruits.

From the Test Kitchen

Advance Preparation:

Prepare as directed. Place in a freezer container; cover. Freeze up to 3 months. Let thaw in refrigerator overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts

(Ripe Olive Cheese Balls)
    Per serving:
  • 55 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 14 mg chol.,
  • 69 mg sodium,
  • 1 g carb.,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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