Holiday Cheese Truffles

Published on Dec 23, 2010
Updated on Oct 26, 2018

Holiday Cheese Truffles // A great appetizer for your holiday party or get together! | Tried and TastyBetween cheese and bread, I don’t know which one I couldn’t live without more! When I found these I was SO excited!!! Why? Because they are MINI – and I love all things mini! These little dazzlers are perfect for any party or get together. They are super fast to whip up and the perfect appetizer. I used chopped pecans, chopped walnuts, fresh parsley, and sesame seeds as my coatings. I tried finely dicing red bell pepper, but that didn’t work so well. I served them with Triscuits and Ritz (both were good!)

Holiday Cheese Truffles

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday Cheese Truffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill: 2 hours
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 126 kcal
Author: Yvonne

These Holiday Cheese Truffles are a great appetizer for your holiday party or get together!



  • 2 pkg. 8 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. 8 oz. Kraft Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Dash ground red pepper cayenne
  • 1/4 c. chopped roasted red peppers
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1-2/3 c. chopped Planters Pecans


  1. Beat first four ingredients with mixer until blended. Divide in half. Add peppers to half, and onions to remaining half; mix each until blended.

  2. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled. Shape into 24 (1-inch) balls; roll in nuts. Serve with crackers.

  3. Try these other coatings for these tasty truffles: sesame seed, chopped fresh parsley, paprika and your favorite Kraft shredded cheese.

Recipe Notes

Prepare as directed, using one of the following options: festive wreath: alternately arrange different flavored truffles in a large circle on platter to resemble a holiday wreath. Create a decorative bow out of green onion strips; use to garnish wreath. Cheese logs: roll each half into 6-inch log, then roll in desired coatings.

Adapted from Kraft

Nutrition Facts
Holiday Cheese Truffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 119mg5%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 360IU7%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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