Serve a twist on the popular cheese ball at your next dinner party and make these amazing Cream Cheese and Olive Pecan Bites. These crunchy on the outside and creamy in the middle little delights make the perfect pop in your mouth appetizer. Only napkins needed for this appetizer! Scroll down for more appetizer recipes↓!
You can make these Cream Cheese and Olive Pecan Bites into a small individual cheese balls but I love the presentation of the stuffed pecan halves. So easy to make your kids can help! Perfect for entertaining at your home or to take to the office party. How early can I make these mini cheese balls?
When it comes to serving appetizers, the whole timing thing can get a little tricky. Especially if you’re planning on serving several hot dishes. That’s why these cream cheese and olive pecan bites are perfect! They can be made ahead of time, no plates are required and no oven is needed. In fact the process can be spread out to several days. TWO DAYS BEFORE THE PARTY: Make the filling. ONE DAY BEFORE THE PARTY: Fill the pecan halves and get them party ready. SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS!
Your guests will love the salty flavor of the olives, the creamy texture of the cream cheese and the crunch of the pecans. PERFECTION!!! 🙂 I love serving them for a ladies brunch, bridal or baby shower too. HOW TO MAKE CREAM CHEESE AND OLIVE PECAN BITES
TOAST PECANS: It may not seem like this is an important step but it is. Toasting pecans brings these little treasures to a whole other level of flavors. Please don’t skip this important step. MIX FILLING: It’s as simple as bringing all the ingredients together (except the pecans) until combined. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: Spoon or spread some of the filling on one half of a pecan and top with another half, forming a sandwich. Voila! Mini cheese balls! NAPKIN ONLY APPETIZERS!
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Take a big platter of these to your holiday party but remember the recipe because everyone will want it! Yes…these are THAT good! ♥
80 large pecans
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup finely chopped pimiento stuffed Spanish olives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
¼ teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Stir together cream cheese, chopped olives, chives and pepper. Spread onto 1 side of 40 pecans; top with remaining pecans, forming a sandwich. MORE CHEESE BALL RECIPES
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