This is a cheese ball that has olives, butter and garlic in it, and it is rolled in walnuts - we enjoyed it every year at Christmas as children.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese and margarine until well blended. Mix in the green olives and garlic powder. Shape into a ball, and roll in chopped walnuts to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving, but preferably overnight. Serve with an assortment of crackers.

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Nutrition Facts

158.6 calories; 2.4 g protein; 1.8 g carbohydrates; 30.7 mg cholesterol; 263.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2006
This cheese ball is wonderful! It has become an annual addition to my Christmas Eve appetizers. It is extremely simple beautiful to look at and wonderfully tasty - I serve it with assorted bagel chips. Read More
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2006
I thought it was very good but extremely salty. My family apparently loves salt though because everyone raved!! I'd make it again maybe with less olives and garlic. Read More
(10)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2006
This cheese ball is wonderful! It has become an annual addition to my Christmas Eve appetizers. It is extremely simple beautiful to look at and wonderfully tasty - I serve it with assorted bagel chips. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2006
This cheese ball is wonderful! It has become an annual addition to my Christmas Eve appetizers. It is extremely simple beautiful to look at and wonderfully tasty - I serve it with assorted bagel chips. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2006
This cheese ball is awesome!!!! I had something like it at a wedding and I have been searching for a recipe for years now! If you like olives you will love this recipe. Quick and easy a great last minute recipe when you need an appetizer. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2006
Just what I was kinda looking for. Simple but very tasty. I didn't have garlic powder. Used 4 cloves of smashed roasted garlic. Let it rest overnight. Take out of fridge at least 1/2 hour before serving. ---thank you for recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2008
Can't wait to make this again!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2006
I thought it was very good but extremely salty. My family apparently loves salt though because everyone raved!! I'd make it again maybe with less olives and garlic. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2008
For those who think it's too salty you may want to use unsalted butter. Just a thought. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2008
I liked this ok but evidently my guests did not because hardly anyone ate it. I think I would make it again and leave out the garlic powder. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2007
I made this for christmas I thought it was pretty good. My family didn't seem to like it too much. I think I would make it again for another party. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/14/2008
Extremely salty. Too much for my tongue! Read More
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