NanaJaci's Recipe Reviews
Posted 4/8/2011 6:59:52 PM
I have loved these since I was a kid when my mom used to have "Wine and Cheese Princess House Crystal" parties. I have also come up with a variation. I mix 4 to 6 ounces softened cream cheese, 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapenos and 2 tablespoons crisp bacon, crumbled/chopped finely. Mix together and make a "snake' about 1/2-inch in diameter by rolling the mixture in plastic wrap. Freeze the "snake." When cream cheese "snake" is well chilled, or even frozen, mix the cheese dough. Cut a small piece of the cream cheese mixture, about the size of an olive, and wrap in the cream cheese mixture in the dough, being careful to make sure there are no holes in the dough. Place on a pan and chill or freeze just like the olive-filled cheese balls. When needed, you bake them just like the olive cheese balls. I have also tried different cheeses for variation in the flavor of the dough. Its a very versatile recipe and ever SOO scrumptious. Martini anyone?