Scott’s Cheese Ball recipe with pecans and m&m’s is super easy to make, deliciously sweet and is a crowd pleaser.
Scott’s Cheese Ball with pecans and m&m’s
Ever since we lost Scott, the joy of Christmas has been infused with sadness because it was his favorite holiday. We miss Scott every day but our hearts are heavier during this season of hope, redemption, and love.
Scott’s famous cheese ball recipe has become a part of Brechtl Christmas Party tradition. It’s a special treat that his mom brings and everyone looks forward to indulging in. Although it’s been harder to get our growing family together each year, Scott’s cheese ball has not been forgotten.
Scott has always rolled his cheese ball into mini chocolate chips, but I tried to dress it up adding green and red m&m’s in his memory. As you can see, I wasn’t very creative. I’m sure you can come up with better designs.
If you like this recipe and make it yourself, please let me know. Take a picture and tag it #allthatsjas on Instagram or Facebook. I’d love to see what you came up with!
What is your family’s Christmas tradition? Do you have a recipe that always finds its way to your holiday table? Let me know in the comments.
If you have also lost a loved one then you know how easy it is remembering them every day but missing them is a heartache that never goes away. May you have a blessed holiday season!
P.S. The DIY advent wreath or Yule log you see in the background is an easy project, but of course I managed to make it hard. 🙂
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1 stick butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
½ cup finely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
¾ cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup M&M’S holiday candy
In a small ball combine all ingredients except M&M’S. Refrigerate for at least half an hour. Take out the mixture, form a ball and place on a small plate or another serving dish. Decorate with M&M’S as you wish. Alternately, roll the cheese ball in sprinkles or mini chocolate chips. Refrigerate again until ready to serve. Serve with graham crackers, shortbread cookies or Pepperidge Farms assorted cookies.
If you like the advent wreath shown in the background, you can find instructions here.
- 1 stick butter softened
- 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
- ½ cup finely chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ cup M&M’S holiday candy
In a small ball combine all ingredients except M&M’S. Refrigerate for at least half an hour.
Take out the mixture, form into a ball and place on a small plate or other serving dish. Decorate with M&M’S as you wish.
Alternately, roll the cheese ball in sprinkles or mini chocolate chips. Refrigerate again until ready to serve.
Serve with graham crackers, shortbread cookies or Pepperidge Farms assorted cookies.
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