Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles: these festive mini cheese balls only take 15 minutes and are loaded with creamy goat cheese, cranberries and crunchy pecans!
Table of Contents
- Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles: these festive mini cheese balls only take 15 minutes and are loaded with creamy goat cheese, cranberries and crunchy pecans!
- These Easy Cheese Truffles Are So Easy To Make
- What Type of Pecans Are Best For This Appetizer Recipe?
- What Other Ingredients Are In These Cheese Balls?
- Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles
These Easy Cheese Truffles Are So Easy To Make
Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles. That’s right, truffles made of cheese.
Are you feeling fancy yet?? I know I am and so were all of my guests while we were stuffing our faces at my Christmas party last weekend!I have to let you in on a little secret though, cheese truffles is just a fancy name for mini cheese balls.
Also, while they look fancy, these only take 15 minutes start to finish. 10 minutes if you are a super fast ninja style chopper.
What Type of Pecans Are Best For This Appetizer Recipe?
Thankfully Fisher Nuts sells Pecan Chips, so that’s one less thing we have to worry about chopping.
I love their little bags for when I only need a handful of nuts and their large stand-up bags to keep around for snacking or for adding to cookies.
The big stand-up bags are not only built for connivence, but they also have resealable tops.
They stay fresh for a really long time in the pantry after being opened!
This is my second year partnering with Fisher Nuts and I am so excited to be bringing you more amazing nut centric recipes.
You can find more great recipes featuring pecans, almonds and walnuts on FisherNuts.com!
Fisher Nuts always have a place in my pantry because their nuts are fresh out of their shells and have zero preservatives and are non-GMO Project Verified.
Bonus: you can now find Fisher Nuts on amazon!
What Other Ingredients Are In These Cheese Balls?
These Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles are made with a mixture of goat cheese and cream cheese.
The cream cheese is just there as a filler cheese to save you money. You can’t taste it, the goat cheese is definitely still the main cheese flavor.
Then we add some honey, a little cinnamon and some pecans. Whip it together and then use a cookie scoop to easily create the truffle ball shape without making a mess.
To finish them off, we roll them in more pecans, craisins and minced parsley.
And if you are feeling extra fancy, like me, you drizzle them with a little honey before serving.
These cheese truffles would also be great with diced almonds, walnuts, dried cherries or apricots!
- 10 oz goat cheese
- 6 oz cream cheese
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons honey, plus extra for garnish
- 1 1/2 cups Fisher Nuts pecan chips, divided
- 1 cup diced dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
- In a large bowl, beat goat cheese, cream cheese, cinnamon and honey until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup pecan chips, folding to combine. Set aside.
- Line countertop with parchment paper. Toss together remaining pecan chips, dried cranberries and parsley in the center of the parchment paper.
- Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out one round of cheese filling and toss in pecan mixture. Continue until all truffles have been rolled in coating. (Watch the video above to see how I do this.)
- Refrigerate cheeseballs until ready to serve. You can make these up to three days before, just make sure and store them in an airtight container.
- To Serve: Drizzle with honey, if desired. Serve with crackers, warm crostini or as is with a toothpick!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 142mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 6g
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