Nutty Canadian Cheese Ball & Toasted Pita Chips

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This nutty cheese ball is always a crowd-pleaser, is easy to throw together and can be made the day before! The garlic toasted pita chips make it even more delicious.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : rachelle D



Mix together cream cheese, drained pineapple, salt and onion powder in a bowl. Beat with a hand mixer. Add the peppers and pecans and mix together by hand with a spatula or spoon. It is best to let the cheese ball chill overnight or at least a couple of hours in the fridge. You can serve this as a platter (with fruit and other cheeses), just shape it into a ball with your hands if desired and place on top of lettuce, with crackers of any kind on the side - my favourite are the garlicky pita chips which are quick and easy to make!

Cut each pita into 8 wedges (or less) Combine the margarine or butter and garlic together in a small bowl. Spread the mixture over the pita chips liberally, place on a pan and pop into the oven for approximately 10 minutes or less at 400 or until lightly browned (they cook fast, so keep on eye on them!) I enjoy my chips slightly softer as they seem to hold together better - but they are great crispy too.

*This makes one medium cheese ball and enough crackers for about 4-6 people. It's very easy to double and I usually do as it tends to go quickly!
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Nutty Canadian Cheese Ball & Toasted Pita Chips