Pecan and Cheddar Cheese Balls

Pecan and Cheddar Cheese Balls

About This Recipe

This recipe appears in: Nutty Cheese Balls


  • 4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar
  • 12 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans


  1. 1

    In a mixing bowl, combine cheddar, cream cheese, paprika, pepper sauce, and honey with rubber spatula. When well blended, roll mixture into single ball or several bite size balls (about 1 inch in diameter).

  2. 2

    Spread chopped pecans on pie plate. Roll cheese ball(s) through, making sure every side is coated with pecans. Wrap cheese ball(s) in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with crackers or raw vegetables.


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