EASY MINI CHEESEBALLS APPETIZER RECIPE

This recipe for Easy Mini Cheeseballs is a delicious bite-sized appetizer. Creamy, seasoned cheese rolled in chopped pecans and bacon!

EASY MINI CHEESEBALLS RECIPE

If there is one bite-sized appetizer or snack that everyone loves – it’s cheeseballs! These individual mini cheeseballs are always a huge favorite of ours. How can you go wrong with cheese wrapped in nuts and bacon then topped with a pretzel stick?

TIPS FOR MAKING CHEESEBALLS:

  • The cream cheese needs to be totally softened to room temperature or it just won’t mix well and will have large lumps.
  • Dried parsley can be substituted for the fresh chopped parsley.
  • Don’t like pecans or pistachios? Just substitute for your favorite. Use all pecans if you prefer or all pistachios or even almonds or walnuts.
  • Use any combination of cheeses you enjoy. I liked the monterey jack and cheddar blend.
  • Be gentle pushing in the pretzel sticks or they’ll snap in half.
  • This recipe can also be used to make one larger cheeseball.

Easy Mini Cheeseballs coated in pecans and pistachios and topped with pretzel sticks, recipe from The Country Cook

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
cream cheese
monterey jack/cheddar blend shredded cheese
mayonnaise
garlic powder
onion powder
finely chopped pecans
finely chopped pistachios
real bacon bits
chopped parsley
pretzel stickscream cheese, monterey jack/cheddar blend shredded cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, finely chopped pecans, finely chopped pistachios, real bacon bits, chopped parsley, pretzel sticks

HOW TO MAKE MINI CHEESEBALL BITES:

Combine the softened cream cheese, shredded cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large bowl and stir together until completely combined.cream cheese, shredded cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large clear bowl with a white spoonCover and chill for 15 minutes. In a smaller bowl, combine the chopped pecans, chopped pistachios, bacon bits, and parsley. Stir to combine.chopped pecans, chopped pistachios, bacon bits, and parsley in a small clear bowl with a navy blue kitchen towel laid on the sideOnce the cheese mixture has chilled, roll it into tablespoon-sized balls and then roll in the nut mixture to coat.rolling small cream cheese ball into nut mixture in a clear bowlInsert a pretzel stick into each mini cheese ball and then chill on a tray until ready to serve.Easy Mini Pecan Coated Cheeseball appetizers with pretzel sticks shown on a black, circle platter

Enjoy!

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Easy Mini Cheeseballs Appetizer recipe from The Country Cook

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EASY MINI CHEESEBALLS APPETIZER

This recipe for Easy Mini Cheeseballs is a delicious bite-sized appetizer. Creamy, seasoned cheese rolled in chopped pecans and bacon!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Mini Cheeseballs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 133kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cream cheese (1 1/2 blocks) softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, Monterey Jack/Cheddar Blend
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 1/4 cupp real bacon bits
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped parsley
  • 20 pretzel sticks

Instructions

  • Combine the softened cream cheese, shredded cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and onion powder in a large bowl and stir together until completely combined.
  • Cover and chill for 15 minutes.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine the chopped pecans, chopped pistachios, bacon bits, and parsley. Stir to combine.
  • Once the cheese mixture has chilled, roll it into tablespoon-sized balls and then roll in the nut mixture to coat.
  • Insert a pretzel stick into each mini cheese ball and then chill on a tray until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg

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