Thursday, November 10, 2011

Carmelized Garlic Cheese Ball

At our recent Halloween Party I made this carmalized garlic cheese ball.  It is a great make ahead appetizer and can be altered for any holiday.  I served it with chips but it is also great with little slices of bread and veggies.

Caramelized Garlic Cheese Ball

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed cheese flavored crackers
Melt 2 Tbsp butter in skillet, add garlic and sugar.
Cook over medium high heat stirring constantly until garlic starts to brown (3-5 minutes).
Combine garlic and all ingredients except cheese flavored crackers.
Beat on medium until creamy.
Shape into ball shape with hands.
Cover and refrigerate for 1 hours.
Place crushed crackers in a bowl, roll cheese ball in crackers pressing firmly to coat.
Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
Serve with crackers and veggies.

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