8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup white sharp cheddar cheese shredded
1 cup dried cranberries chopped and divided
1 cup Fisher’s Nuts pecans chopped and toasted *optional
1/4 cup chives or green onions chopped
½ tsp garlic powder
To Toast Pecans: Pre-heat oven to 375F. Place chopped pecans on a baking tray and bake for 5 minutes or until aromatic. Remove from oven and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ½ toasted pecans, ½ cup dried cranberries, chive or green onion, and garlic powder until well combined.
Place mixture in the center of a piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper and cover completely with wrap while forming it into a ball shape. Place in fridge until ready to serve.
Just before serving, combine remaining ½ cup pecans, ½ dried cranberries, and 2 tablespoon chives on a flat surface or cutting board. Unwrap the ball and roll in cranberry-pecan mixture.
Serve with crackers, pita chips, pretzels, carrots or celery.