Cheese Bites from "Fix,Freeze, Feast"
Kitsune says,"These are ridiculously addictive appetizers,
I brought them to a party and everyone attacked them." These are from the cookbook "Fix, Freeze, Feast", by Katie Neville and Lindsey Tkacsik.
"You can make these ahead of time, freeze and bake what you need. Keep on hand all the time", says Kitsume.
- 2 lb
- sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 c
- unsalted butter, softened
- 5 c
- 1 tsp
- 1/2 tsp
- cayenne pepper, more or less
- 8 oz
- jar of small pimento-stuffed green olives, well drained, optional
- pecan halves , optional
If using pecans, press 1 nut into each ball.
Place in trays in freezer for 30 minutes. Remove and place in freezer bags or containers. Seal and freeze.
Place cheese balls 3 inches apart on an un-greased baking sheet.
Bake 15-17 minutes if frozen-13-15 minutes if thawed.