Pecan-Basil Cheese Ball

56389851YIELD: 8 Servings
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 2 1/2 hours
INGREDIENTS

2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (about 8 oz.)
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup loosely packed, roughly chopped basil leaves
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 1/4 cups chopped toasted pecans
1 Bag Stacy’s® Fire Roasted Jalapeño Pita Chips
 
PREPARATION

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse cheddar cheese, cream cheese, basil, honey, salt and pepper in a food processor until smooth. Place cheese mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap and use plastic wrap to shape into a ball; chill until firm, at least 2 hours.

Unwrap and roll cheese ball in pecans and let sit at room temperature 20 minutes before serving. Serve with Stacy’s® Fire Roasted Jalapeño Pita Chips.

Courtesy of Epicurious