Crunchy Cheerios®-Coated Carrot-Cheese Balls

These yummy, crunchy cheese balls are easy to make and extra fun to smoosh onto whole grain crackers. Happy snacking!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 40 min
  • Servings 20

1
package (8 oz) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
1
cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1
to 2 tablespoons milk
1
medium carrot, finely chopped
1/2
cup coarsely crushed Cheerios™ cereal

  • 1 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.
  • 2 Roll cheese mixture into 20 (1-inch) balls. Place on plate; cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3 Just before serving, roll cheese balls in cereal. If desired, serve on baked whole-wheat crackers.

Expert Tips

For uniformly sized cheese balls, use a #70 cookie or ice cream scoop.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
0%;
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;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.