This cheese-and-crackers snack has a kicky Southwestern appeal, with chili seasonings, salsa and pecans.
INGREDIENTS (for 7 servings):
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 3 tablespoons salsa
- 1 (1.25 ounce) package chili seasoning mix
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, salsa and chili seasoning mix. Mix until well combined, then shape it into a log or ball. Cover the prepared ball or log with chopped pecans, then with the cheese. Refrigerate the log until you are ready to serve it.