Fright Bites

These baked cheese balls have a pleasing dose of cumin-and-hot pepper flavor.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1 1/3
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2
cup crumbled feta cheese (2 oz)
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened, cut up
1
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon red pepper sauce, as desired
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat all ingredients except parsley on medium speed until smooth. Stir in parsley. On lightly floured surface, knead dough 10 to 12 times; shape into ball.
  • 3 Roll into 24 balls, using about 2 teaspoons dough per ball; place on cookie sheet 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and set. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat all ingredients except parsley on medium speed until smooth. Stir in parsley. On lightly floured surface, knead dough 10 to 12 times; shape into ball.
  • 3 Roll into 24 balls, using about 2 teaspoons dough per ball; place on cookie sheet 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and set. Serve warm.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you don't have parchment paper on hand, spray the cookie sheet with cooking spray instead.

For a fun presentation, use the bites to spell out "boo."

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
115mg
115%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.