The Super Bowl is right around the corner. Why not try a few fan-friendly snacks made with heart healthy pecans?
Pecans can be a heart healthy benefit to any dish because of their abundance of good, healthy fats. These fats can have a protective effect by lowering total blood cholesterol when eaten in moderation. Besides, who doesn’t love a little nutty goodness, especially during the biggest game of the year?
Tip: Save time and money by purchasing chopped pecans.
Bacon Cheese Poppers with Pecans
1/2 cup Rotel (or canned chili peppers, tomatoes and onion)
16 oz. cream cheese (softened)
½ c. pecans (chopped)
6 slices cooked bacon, chopped
½ c. Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
Mix Ro-Tel with cream cheese. Let cool for 30 minutes. Shape into balls and coat with pecans, bacon, and Monterey Jack cheese. Chill until firm. Serve with toothpicks.
Makes 16 poppers.
Nutritional Information per two poppers: Calories: 174, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Fiber: 0 g, Net Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 15 g