This is one of the easiest appetizers you can possibly make for the holiday season or even football season! I double this recipe and make two balls, freezing one for another time, which makes it even easier!
Here is the recipe:
1 1/2 – 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 – 2 cups of shredded Pepper Jack cheese
8 oz of softened cream cheese
1/2 cup of chives
a few dashes of hot cause
In a mixer or food pressure, place all the ingredients EXCEPT the chili powder. Mix together thoroughly.
Once it is mixed well, take it in your hand and form a ball.
Place plastic wrap on the counter top and generously add chili powder to it.
Roll the cheese ball in the chili powder, being sure to cover the entire ball. If there are spots not covered, carefully shake the chili powder in those places.
Wrap the ball and refrigerator several hours before serving. (I do it the day before)
If you make more than one ball, place the ball in a freezer bag and use within 2 months.