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Crunchy Wasabi Cheese Balls

Rated as 4.2 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.

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...