8 ounces American cheese, grated
3 ounces cream cheese
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons chili powder
Set cheese out until it is room temperature. Mix both cheeses until well blended. Stir in garlic powder and pecans. Form into a 10-inch long roll. Spread the chili powder on wax paper and coat the outside of cheese by rolling over the wax paper. Chill.
Slice and serve with crackers or Melba toast.
Makes 40 (1/4-inch) thick slices.