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Cream Cheese Balls with Nuts

This savory, crunchy, creamy app is a crowd pleaser that makes a beautiful presentation! Serve with crackers, sliced fruit, and a crispy wine and watch this party starter disappear.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2+ cup green olives. chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or any nuts of your choice


  1. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, olives, garlic powder, and salt together. Set aside. Place the nuts in a deep bowl. Set aside.
  2. Form cream cheese ball(s) to your desired size. You can make individual, bite-size balls or you can make one big ball and let people slice off what they want. After forming the ball(s), roll the ball(s) in the nuts coating evenly. Use a dish that you can put in the freezer and place the ball(s) on the dish and in the freezer for 45 minutes. Remove and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Serve with crackers.