Yesterday was my turn to host playdate. There are really only two requirements for a successful play date in my opinion – 1. fun friends who don’t mind if your house is a wreck and 2. wine (and lots of it)! Babies and food are optional but definitely a bonus.
I wanted to serve a light snack that was easy to toss together and I could prep well in advance. And since we like to keep things pretty simple I thought a Pineapple Cheese Ball would be perfect!
Only four ingredients, very little prep time and I could tackle it the day before so all I had to do was pull it out of the fridge and add some crackers. Oh, and I should mention that it’s absolutely delicious too (so don’t wait until the holiday season to make this)!
Pineapple Cheese Ball
- 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 20 oz can of crushed pineapple, well drained
- 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- crackers for serving
Combine the cream cheese, pineapple and peppers. Mix well.
Form the mixture into a ball and cover with cling wrap. Chill it for several hours (or overnight).
After it is chilled, roll the cheese ball over chopped pecans. Gently pat the pecans all over the cheese ball so it is entirely covered. Serve with crackers.