These Cheese & Bacon Mini Cheese Ball Bites combine three different cheeses with crumbled bacon and spices and are finished by rolling in crushed walnuts and eaten on a pretzel stick for a fun, easy-to-eat appetizer!
I don't think I've ever met a cheese ball that I didn't love and these Cheese & Bacon Mini Cheese Ball Bites are certainly no exception. I needed to make some appetizers recently for a holiday get-together and I decided to use Kaukauna® Cheese as my starting point. Kaukauna® Cheese products are delicious by themselves or in a recipe!
And I love it that Kaukauna® cheese is made with 100% real cheddar and comes in a variety of flavors and forms - Cups, Logs, & Balls.
I used Kaukauna® Port Wine Spreadable Cheese in my Cheese & Bacon Mini Cheese Ball Bites and also served a Kaukauna® Sharp Cheddar Cheese Ball on it's own with crackers! Both were a huge hit for our holiday gathering.
Okay... let's get started on the recipe! Here's what you'll need and you can find it all at Kroger!:
- 1 6.5 oz cup of Kaukauna® Port Wine Spreadable Cheese, at room temp.
- 8 oz cream cheese, at room temp.
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- ½ cup real bacon crumbles
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Pretzel sticks
While shopping, I found the cheese balls in the deli department next to the specialty cheeses and the cheese cups were on the shelves in the dairy case at Kroger! OH - and you can enter to win up to $500 by clicking below!!
Now let me show you how easy this recipe is!
Cheese & Bacon Mini Cheese Ball Bites
Next stir in the bacon crumbles and mozzarella cheese.
Then when it's well combined, form into small 1" balls (I used a tiny scoop but a spoon works just as well).
Last, drop each ball in the crushed walnuts, then roll around to coat. You could place them straight onto a serving platter with the pretzel stick already in the cheeseball, or serve them in a bowl and let guests help themselves!
And there you go! If you're not ready to serve immediately, just keep them chilling in the frig until party time!
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