Meet the Sullivans: Caramelized Garlic Cheese Spread

October 18, 2011

Caramelized Garlic Cheese Spread

I made this last year a few times and couldn't wait to make it again this year. I brought it to school to share with my co-workers and they loved it. Seriously, you have got to try it for yourself!
Caramelized Garlic Cheese Spread
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2 teaspoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 teaspoon sugar
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely crushed Cheez-Its
1 green bell pepper
crackers for serving

  1. In a skillet put in the 2 tsp butter, sugar and all that garlic. Heat, stirring, over medium heat, until the garlic starts the brown. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, add the cream cheese, 2 cups of cheese, butter, salt, green onions, and garlic. Mix with a hand-mixer. 
  3. Shape mixture into a ball. Cover and put in the fridge for at least an hour. In the meantime, crush the Cheez-its with a rolling pin. 
  4. Put the crushed Cheez-its in a shallow dish and roll ball in the mixture. Carefully remove the stem from a green bell pepper and insert in center of ball.
Recipe courtesy of Land 'O Lakes via Keeping Up With the Joneses

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