Crunchy Wasabi Cheese Balls

Crunchy Wasabi Cheese Balls

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"Soothing cream cheese provides just the right relief from the fire of the wasabi pea!"
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25 m servings 38 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 38 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.3g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 30 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Grind wasabi peas in a food processor to pebble and sand texture (or place peas in a 1-quart freezer bag and crush them with a rolling pin). Place in a shallow pan.
  2. Mix cream cheese, chives, soy and pepper with a fork until well-blended. (Peas and cream cheese mixture can be covered and refrigerated for 2 days.)
  3. About 30 minutes before serving, use a 1 tsp. measuring spoon to drop cheese mixture into the pan of wasabi peas; roll into balls, coating each with ground peas. Place on a serving platter.


  • Copyright 2006 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.


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Really rich and hard to eat more than one. Not spicy enough. I won't make this again.

I think these were awesome! We had a party to go to, wanted to bring something that I knew no one else would bring. They were a hit!! Thank you!

I won a appetizer contest with these. At our family wine tasting event. Everyone loved them.

These are loved or hated, no middle ground. Took to a party and it was amusing to watch. Doubled the recipe - super easy to make. I'll be doing this again for sure. May even just do it for a...

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