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Cheddar Olive Balls
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Green olives wrapped in cheesy cheddar dough.

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 45 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91.0
Total Carbs 3.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Total Fat 6.8 g
Saturated Fat 4.1 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Potassium 5.0 mg
Protein 2.9 g
Sodium 155.0 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 Fat , 1/2 Meat , 1/2 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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18 1/2 oz  Cheese, cheddar, extra sharp
0 1/2 cup  Butter, unsalted
0 1/2 tsp  paprika
1 1/2 cup  white all purpose flour
45 each  Olives, green, manzanilla, stuffed
  1. Allow cheese to sit out until it is at room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cheese, butter, and paprika using a pastry blender.
  3. Gradually mix in flour, first using the pastry blender, then using your hands.
  4. Mix until the dough pulls together. It should form a solid ball with a smooth appearance, but have a crumbly texture when pulled apart. If dough appears too dry, add more shredded cheese.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Pinch off a small piece of dough, and cover an olive with it. Roll gently between your palms to smooth and seal the olive inside the ball.
  7. Place onto an ungreased cookie sheet and repeat with remaining dough and olives.
  8. Place the tray of covered olives into the refrigerator for 10 minutes to firm up.
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until browned. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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