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Olive Balls

Olive Balls

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This recipe is great for Christmas time because of the red, green, and white colors. Very tasty! They are made from cream cheese, green olives, seasoned salt, and pecans.

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  • Calories:
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 118 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. In a medium bowl, or food processor, mix together the cream cheese, seasoning salt, and 2 tablespoons of juice from the olive jar until well blended. Set aside in the refrigerator to firm up, about 30 minutes.
  2. When the cheese mixture is firm, pack enough of the cream cheese mixture around the outside of each olive so that it is completely covered. Roll each olive ball in chopped pecans, and return them to the refrigerator until firm.
  3. To serve, cut each olive ball in half, and arrange on a serving tray cut side up.
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I made this recipe for Christmas this year. I took them to my in laws and got good reviews from them. They all seemed to like it and two asked for the recipe. I added garlic and a little red pepper to the cream cheese. Also, if you get the cream cheese very hard in the refrigerator it will wrap around the olives without being messy. Just make sure you drain and dry olives first.


I'll be honest and say that I am a really lazy cook!!! I took all the ingredients and mixed them together, put it all in a bowl and used it for a chip or cracker dip. It went over VERY well! I put the room temp cream cheese, olives with juice, and the pecans in the blender and just pulsed it a couple of times to chop it all up. I didn't add the seasoned salt, (thought it might be to salty with the olive juice) but I did add a small amount of garlic powder!!! WOW what a good dip!! I have made this three times since Thanksgiving and it all got ate up in no time. (warning...YOU MUST LOVE SALT) as this is very salty. I do love salt so it was great for me. I love to use chip with ripples in them. The cheese MUST come to room temp to do this, OR add a spoon or knife to place on crackers or chips. LOVE the recipe. Thanks so much.

Amber McLeese

I made these for Easter and they were great! I thought my dad and sister would make themselves sick eating them! Will make these again for sure.