Smokey Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

Serves:varies -nutritional info is for entire

recipe,10

CarbsPerServing:Per serving: 3477 Calories (kcal); 319g Total Fat; (81% calories from fat); 129g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 9g fiber; 842mg Cholesterol; 5020mg Sodium

Prep Time:30 minutes

Effort:Easy

Ingredients:

16 ounces cream cheese

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese — sharp or extra sharp

1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring

1/2 cup sliced green onions — thinly sliced green only

8 slices bacon — crisply cooked, patted dry and crumbled

1 tablespoon bacon fat

1/2 cup sunkist Bacon Cheddar Almond Accents

How to Prepare:

Bring cream cheese and blue cheese to room temperature. In a food processor combine cheeses and bacon fat well. If it seems too stiff* ,add 2-3T cream to thin it out some.Add the remaining ingredient (except almonds)and pulse to blend. Try not to break the bacon and onions up too much.Form cheese mixture into either 60 marble sized balls oe 2-3 cheese logs or balls and refrigerate until solid again(about 30 minutes). For mini-balls, pulse almonds in a food processor until almost ground then place 1T of the mixture in a baggie and shake 5-6 of the mini balls at a time to coat.If making larger cheese balls or logs, crush almonds slightly to break up a bit then roll chilled cheese balls or logs to coat lightly

.NOTE. Most Ingredients in these recipes can be bought in good health food shops and grocery store. If you have trouble finding something, feel free to exchange, but keep track of the carbs.