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Chili Cheese Ball

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Serves 20 | Prep Time 15 min + CHILLING | Cook Time

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 piece (4 ounces) Gouda cheese, shredded
1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
3-1/2 teaspoons chili powder, divided
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup chopped almonds, toasted
Assorted crackers


In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add the Monterey Jack and Gouda; mix well. Stir in the olives, onion and mustard. Add 2 teaspoons chili powder and the garlic powder. Shape into a ball. Combine almonds and remaining chili powder; roll cheese ball in almond mixture. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1 cheese ball (2-1/2 cups).

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