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Pecan and cranberry party popsCheeseBalls
Makes approx 30 balls

These savoury crunchy little mouthfuls are easy to make and perfect for a party. Muruku from Alison’s pantry are made from chick peas and seasoned with spices, and make great gluten free spicy sticks or use plain salted pretzel sticks.

250g full fat cream cheese
100g tasty cheddar cheese, grated
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup Alison’s Pantry Cranberries, chopped
1 spring onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 cup Alison’s Pantry Pecans, lightly toasted and crushed to form crumbs

For the sticks – Alison’s pantry Muruku – or use plain salted pretzel sticks

  1. Place the chopped pecans in a shallow bowl.
  2. In a processor combine the cream cheese and cheddar with the Worcestershire sauce and garlic until completely blended. Scrape the mixture into a bowl and fold in the spring onion and chopped cranberries.
  3. Using a teaspoon, scoop small spoonful of cheese mixture, and with your hands roll it into a 2cm diameter ball.
  4. Continue with the remaining mixture and when all the balls are rolled, coat them in the toasted pecans and insert a Muruku or pretzel “stick”. Store in the fridge until required.


Recipe from Sophie Gray for Alison’s Pantry Christmas booklet 2014
Download the PDF version here: Pecan and Cranberry Party Pops