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Mysterious Cheese Ball

At the first bite, the combination of ingredients is very mysterious and addicting. I always get requests for the recipe every time I serve it. *Remember to ask your guests about peanut allergies before serving.

Ingredients

1 8oz. package of cream cheese, at room temperature. 1½ Tablespoon sour cream ⅓ Cup small-sliced green onions ¼ Cup chopped raisins ½ Cup chopped peanuts ¼ Cup "Bac-Os” bacon bits 1¼ Teaspoon curry powder ¼ -⅓ Cup apricot jam 1 Bunch fresh parsley (optional)

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Instructions

Using a mixer, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, raisins, peanuts, Baco-Os, green onion and curry powder. Make sure it’s thoroughly mixed, but be careful to not overmix it. Shape into a ball and place on a serving platter. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. Just before serving, cover with a light layer of jam. If garnishing with fresh parsley, wash and dry the parsley. Remove most of the stems and toss. In a food processor, pulse the remaining parsley leaves until they are minced. Lightly sprinkle on the cheese ball. Store any remaining parsley in a covered container in the refrigerator for future use. Serve with crackers. This recipe can easily be doubled.