Bacon Cheese Ball Bites

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Bacon Cheese Ball Bites – these creamy mini cheese balls have 3 types of cheese and a bacon and pecan coating. Stick a pretzel in each one and serve with crackers and they make a great party food.

Bacon Cheese Ball Bites with pretzels stuck in them.

 

INGREDIENTS NEEEDED FOR BACON CHEESE BALL BITES:

  • Cream Cheese– be sure it is really soft so that you can easily mix everything together.
  • Cheddar Cheese– I use sharp cheddar. I like to buy a block of cheddar and grate it myself. It has a much fresher flavor than preshredded cheese.
  • Roquefort Cheese– a little blue cheese adds another dimension of flavor. Can be left out if you don’t like it.
  • Onion– Grate it or very finely mince it so that it blends in well. Two sliced green onions can be used instead.
  • Worcestershire Sauce– adds a little saltiness.
  • Garlic Powder– 1 fresh minced garlic clove can be used instead.
  • Bacon Bits– cooked and crumbled fresh bacon can be used instead.
  • Pecans
  • Pretzel Sticks for serving.

Bacon and Pecan coated Mini Cheese Balls on a wooden cutting board.

 

RECIPE TIPS:

Instead of making this recipe into mini cheese balls, you can form 1 large cheese ball with it.

Can be made a day in advance. Place them in an airtight container, and separate them with wax paper.

For best flavor, toast the pecans. To toast them, place them in a nonstick skillet and place over medium heat until fragrant, being careful not to burn them.

Serve with crackers. Ritz crackers, Club crackers and pretzel crackers are all good choices. For a low carb appetizer, serve with cucumber slices.

Three Bacon Cheese Ball Bites on a blue and red plate.

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Bacon Cheese Ball Bites with pretzels stuck in them.

Bacon Cheese Ball Bites

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: bacon
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Refrigerate: 1 hour
Servings: 18
Calories: 221kcal
Bacon Cheese Ball Bites - these creamy mini cheese balls have 3 types of cheese and a bacon and pecan coating. Stick a pretzel in each one and serve with crackers and they make a great party food.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 ounces Roquefort cheese, crumbled
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (3-ounce) package bacon bits
  • pretzel sticks

Instructions

  • Place pecans in a nonstick pan and set over medium heat. Cook, shaking the pan occasionally, just until they get fragrant. Let cool.
  • Place cream cheese, cheddar cheese, roquefort cheese, grated onion, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Use wooden spoon or electric mixer to mix until evenly combined.
  • Shape into small 1-inch balls. You should get about 18.
  • Combine bacon bits and toasted pecans in a bowl. Coat the cheese balls in bacon/pecan mixture.
  • Place in a tubberware container, placing a sheet or wax or parchment paper bewteen layers. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
  • To serve, stick a pretzel into each one.

Notes

For best flavor, use a block of cheddar cheese and shred it yourself.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal

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