• 3 (8-ounce) blocks cream cheese, just softened
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 bunches chives, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup finely chopped dried cranberries
  • Roasted red pepper, for bow


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add cream cheese, cheddar and garlic powder. Mix until blended.
  2. Add chives and cranberries to their own individual bowls.
  3. Roll cream cheese mixture into 1-inch balls, and roll each ball through chives then form into a wreath.
  4. Roll 4 1/2-inch balls for the ornaments, and roll through the cranberries. Place ornaments on top of wreath. Garnish with a red pepper bow.
  5. Can be served immediately or chilled before serving. Serve with crackers.