Holiday Cheese Truffles Recipe -
Holiday Cheese Truffles Recipe
  • READY IN 3+ hrs

Holiday Cheese Truffles

Recipe by  

"Roasted red peppers and and chopped green onions star in these 2 different flavor cheese truffles. Rolled in chopped pecans and served with crackers, these mini cheese balls make a great holiday appetizer."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    3 hrs 15 mins


  1. Beat first 4 ingredients with mixer until blended. Divide in half. Add roasted peppers to half and onions to other half; mix each until blended.
  2. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled.
  3. Shape into 24 (1-inch) balls. Roll in nuts. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with crackers.
Kitchen-Friendly View


  • Variation: For variety, coat truffles with one or more of the following: sesame seed, chopped fresh parsley, paprika and/or your favourite Kraft Shredded Cheese.

Reviews More Reviews

Dec 30, 2010

I make these cheese truffles, and have rave reviews. I used the canned roasted red peppers, drained well, and they are awesome. Best to make the day ahead, so the flavors have time to blend.

Jan 27, 2011

Nice, easy appetizer. A couple of suggestions: add 1 t. onion powder, toast the pecans over medium heat and let cool, (really enhances their flavor), and use extra sharp cheddar. As with any cheese appetizer, take these out four hours or so before serving to get top notch flavor.


6 Ratings

May 14, 2012

If I try this again I will make the truffles smaller than suggested, it's a lot of cream cheese! I will also try sun dried tomatoes instead of peppers and more of the cayenne pepper and garlic powder, my truffles turned out a little bland.

Dec 28, 2011

These were fantastic! Even my meat and potatoes husband loved them. For a twist, I rolled the roasted pepper batch in smoked paprika. Delish!

Jan 30, 2012

These made many more than 24. Next time I would half the recipe. I put each in a mini cupecake paper and they looked very impressive. Almost like mini cheese balls. I would also roll them in other things for a variety.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 216 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 226 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Chicken On the Grill
Chicken On the Grill

Something about the grill's heat brings out the best flavor in the simplest chicken recipe.

Summer Desserts
Summer Desserts

We have over 700 dessert recipes just for summer fun.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Menus

Sorry, there are no related menus here yet.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States