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Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball Bites

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball Bites are a delicious bite size appetizer made with cream cheese and cheddar cheese. They are rolled in bacon, almonds and pecans for a delicious appetizer recipe.

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball Bites

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball Ingredients

To make this cheese ball appetizer recipe, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

  • Bacon
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Fresh parsley
  • Green onions
  • Cream cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Packet ranch dressing
  • Pretzel sticks

How to Make Mini Cheese Balls

How to Make Mini Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

  1. Make the toppings. Stir together the chopped bacon, almonds, pecans and parsley in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Make the cheese ball mixture. In a large bowl blend together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and ranch dressing until well combined.
  3. Roll and coat the cheese balls. Create bite sized balls using a teaspoon or small ice cream scoop. Roll the cheese balls into the chopped bacon and nut mixture until evenly coated.
  4. Chill the cheese balls. Place the finished cheese balls onto a serving tray or baking sheet with parchment paper and chill in the refrigerator for one hour or until you are ready to serve.
  5. Serve and enjoy. Take a pretzel stick and press into the center of each cheese ball prior to serving, enjoy!

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

Can I Make This Recipe Ahead of Time?

You can make these cheese balls one day prior to serving. Loosely cover with plastic wrap to preserve. Do not chill with the pretzel sticks placed into the cheese balls, instead add the pretzels just before serving.

Bacon Cheese Balls

Substitutions

Try substituting smoked almonds for extra flavoring!

Cream Cheese Appetizers are Delicious

I love a good cream cheese appetizer. Here are some of my favorite appetizer recipes:

Cream Cheese Pinwheels – This classic appetizer recipe is beloved by many and will be gone in no time. You definitely will want to make this for your next party. 

Pizza Dip – This layered pizza dip has cream cheese, tomato sauce, mozzarella and pepperoni baked to cheesy perfection in the oven. 

Jalapeno Popper Dip – This delicious dip has just enough spice to hurt so good you will be wanting more. Cream cheese and mayonnaise are mixed with chopped jalapenos and topped with fried onions. It’s even good on top of burgers. YUM.

Mini Cheese Ball Appetizer Recipe

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball Bites

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball Bites

Yield: 16 balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball Bites are a delicious bite size appetizer made with cream cheese and cheddar cheese. They are rolled in bacon, almonds and pecans for a delicious appetizer recipe.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chopped cooked bacon
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 packet ranch dressing
  • 16 pretzel sticks

Instructions

  1. Stir together the chopped bacon, almonds, pecans and parsley in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl blend together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and ranch dressing until well combined.
  3. Create bite sized balls using a teaspoon or small ice cream scoop.
  4. Roll the cheese balls into the chopped bacon and nut mixture until evenly coated.
  5. Place the finished cheese balls onto a serving tray or baking sheet with parchment paper and chill in the refrigerator for one hour or until you are ready to serve.
  6. Take a pretzel stick and press into the center of each cheese ball prior to serving, enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 503mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g

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