Country Ham Cheese Ball

Country Ham Cheese Ball
approx. 3 cups
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1 8-ounce package cream cheese
8 ounces Colby cheese, crumbled or shredded
1/4 cup butter,
1/2 cup chopped cooked country ham
1/2 cup chopped black olives, drained
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
parsley (optional, but it looks pretty)

Place cream cheese, Colby cheese and butter in a large bowl; let stand until room temperature. Beat cheese and butter with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Stir in country ham, olives, onions and red pepper. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. Shape into balls or logs. Chill.

To serve, roll in chopped nuts. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Great served with assorted crackers and apple slices.

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