Fright Bites

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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