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Nutty Bacon Cheeseball

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8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup milk
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup finely minced green onions (white part only)
1 (2 ounce) jar diced pimiento, drained
10 slices bacon, cooked, drained, finely crumbled and divided
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, divided
Salt and black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup minced parsley
1 tablespoon poppy seeds


Beat cream cheese and milk on low speed in large bowl with electric mixer until blended. Add cheeses. Blend on medium speed until well combined. Add green onions, pimiento, half of bacon and half of pecans. Blend on medium speed until well mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer half of mixture to large piece of plastic wrap. Form into ball; wrap tightly. Repeat with remaining mixture. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.

Combine remaining bacon and pecans with parsley and poppy seeds in pie plate or large dinner plate. Remove plastic wrap from each ball; roll each in bacon mixture until well coated. Wrap each ball tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use, up to 24 hours.

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