Recipes and Cooking Smoky Cheese Ball 4.2 (12) 2 Reviews This no-fail recipe can be customized with endless flavor combinations. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on November 1, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Chill Time: 4 hrs Stand Time: 15 mins Total Time: 4 hrs 45 mins Servings: 56 Yield: 3-1/2 cups spread Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 8 ounce package cream cheese 2 cup finely shredded smoked cheddar, swiss, or gouda cheese ½ cup butter or margarine 2 tablespoon milk 2 teaspoon steak sauce 1 cup finely chopped nuts, toasted Assorted crackers Directions In a medium mixing bowl let cream cheese, shredded cheese, and butter stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add milk and steak sauce; beat until fluffy. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. Shape mixture into a ball; roll in nuts. Let stand for 15 minutes. Serve with crackers. Variations If desired, divide mixture into thirds for smaller balls. Roll each in nuts or a mixture of dried fruit, such as cherries, apricots and cranberries; a mixture of chopped cashews and toasted coconut; and/or a mixture of crisp-cooked bacon and finely chopped jalapeno peppers. Andy Lyons Tips Prepare as above, except do not roll in nuts. Wrap cheese ball in moisture- and vapor-proof plastic wrap. Freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, thaw the cheese ball in refrigerator overnight. Roll in nuts. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature before serving. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 73 Calories 7g Fat 1g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 56 Calories 73 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 18mg 6% Sodium 66mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 1g 0% Protein 2g Calcium 40.4mg 3% Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 26mg 1% Folate, total 4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.