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Cranberry Nut Cheese Balls – Spread

Brightly colored, bite-size keto fat bombs double as an easy appetizer. Elegant entertaining doesn’t have to be difficult or super fancy.

These gorgeous cranberry cheese balls sport a crunchy, nutty coating and a smooth creamy center.

Roll in your favorite toppings, or add them to the cream cheese base. Either way, these pair beautifully with wine.

 

Cranberry Nut Cheese Balls - Spread

Cranberry Nut Cheese Balls – Spread

177 cal – 3g net carbs per serving

(2837 cal – 49g net carbs in total recipe)

Servings: 16 balls

 

Ingredients

16 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

2 cups white sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

1/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped

1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped

3 tbsp green leafy garnish, finely chopped

Try mint, parsley, rosemary, sage, basil or thyme.

 

Directions

In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, garlic and cheddar cheese until well combined, and cheddar is evenly distributed.

Using a spoon, drop balls of the cheese mixture onto a sheet of parchment paper or a non-stick baking sheet.

Cover balls, place into the fridge and chill at least one hour, or overnight.
Remove from fridge. Set up three small plates or containers, each with one ingredient: walnuts, cranberries, and chopped green herbs.

Lightly roll and press the balls into the chopped walnuts. Roll in the dried cranberry. Roll through the chopped green herbs.You can use your hands to press the toppings into all the cracks and crevices.

Keep chilled until ready to serve.

 

Nutrition

Total Recipe: 2837 Calories; 258g Fat (82% calories from fat); 86g Protein; 54g Carbohydrate; 5g Fiber.

Per Serving: 177 Calories; 16g Fat (82% calories from fat); 5.4g Protein; 3.37g Carbohydrate; 0.31g Fiber.

 

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Cranberry Nut Cheese Balls - Spread

More than Cheese Balls

These crowd-pleasing, low carb cheese balls have perfect keto macros, doubling as a chilled fat bomb. There’s just enough dried cranberry for flavor, but not enough to ruin your plan.

Singles

Press into molds, or form several smaller balls. Insert toothpicks or skewers for easy handling.

Doubles Plus

Form a cheese log or larger cheese ball using plastic wrap. Chill, then cover in your favorite toppings. Serve with a spreading knife and sliced low carb veggies like zucchini chips.

Edible Color

Add some sparkle to ordinary grilled or baked chicken. Spread over slightly cooled chicken or fish for a tangy sweetness.

 

Cranberry Nut Cheese Balls - Spread

 

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Category: Desserts, Sauces - Dips