3 (8 oz.) blocks of cream cheese, softened (or neufchatel)
4 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 large red pepper, chopped fine
1 large green pepper, chopped fine
6 green onions, chopped fine (green and white parts)
8-10 slices bacon, cooked and chopped fine
1 - 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Grate cheddar cheese and place in large mixing bowl.
Add softened cream cheese to cheddar cheese.
Add chopped red and green peppers.
Add chopped bacon to all other ingredients already in mixing bowl.
Mix all ingredients well. I find the best way to do this is to just get your hands in mixture and mix well. (I enlist the help of my sweet husband for this duty.)
After mixing well, shape into desired size balls.
These cheese balls also freeze well. *Note: If I freeze them, I place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and place in freezer just until frozen. Then I remove from freezer and place in plastic freezer bags. The texture will be slightly different after frozen (not quite as creamy), but still tastes fine.