Cheerios cereal takes a turn as an appetizer, with this cheese-and-veggie rich snack.
package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
to 2 tablespoons milk
medium carrot, finely chopped
cup coarsely crushed Cheerios™ cereal
In medium bowl, place cheeses; let stand at room temperature about 20 minutes or until softened. Beat milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, into cheeses with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Stir in carrots.
Roll cheese mixture into 20 (1-inch) balls. Place on plate; cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
Just before serving, roll cheese balls in cereal. If desired, serve on baked whole-wheat crackers.
For uniformly sized cheese balls, use a #70 cookie or ice cream scoop.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.