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Crunchy Wasabi Cheese Balls

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Soothing cream cheese provides just the right relief from the fire of the wasabi pea!"
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25 m servings 38
Original recipe yields 38 servings (38 balls)


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  1. Grind wasabi peas in a food processor to pebble and sand texture (or place peas in a 1-quart freezer bag and crush them with a rolling pin). Place in a shallow pan.
  2. Mix cream cheese, chives, soy and pepper with a fork until well-blended. (Peas and cream cheese mixture can be covered and refrigerated for 2 days.)
  3. About 30 minutes before serving, use a 1 tsp. measuring spoon to drop cheese mixture into the pan of wasabi peas; roll into balls, coating each with ground peas. Place on a serving platter.


  • Copyright 2006 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 38 calories; 2.1 3.3 1.7 6 30 Full nutrition

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Really rich and hard to eat more than one. Not spicy enough. I won't make this again.

I think these were awesome! We had a party to go to, wanted to bring something that I knew no one else would bring. They were a hit!! Thank you!

I won a appetizer contest with these. At our family wine tasting event. Everyone loved them.

Maybe would have been better with onion instead of the chives. To me they made it too stringy. Especially when left in fridge for a couple of hours, also the wasabi peas went soft. This would be...

These are loved or hated, no middle ground. Took to a party and it was amusing to watch. Doubled the recipe - super easy to make. I'll be doing this again for sure. May even just do it for a...