Bacon Cheese Ball Bites

Transform the classic cheese ball into bite-sized delights with these Bacon Cheese Ball Bites! Perfect for parties, gatherings, or as a savory snack, these mini cheese balls combine the irresistible flavors of bacon, cheese, and nuts for a mouthwatering treat. They’re easy to make and even easier to enjoy, making them a surefire hit for any occasion. Let’s dive into the recipe and start rolling up these tasty appetizers!


8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1 cup pecans, chopped
Pretzel sticks


Mix the Cheese Mixture: In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
Add Bacon and Green Onions: Fold in the crumbled bacon and chopped green onions into the cheese mixture. Ensure that they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
Form the Cheese Balls: Using a small cookie scoop or spoon, scoop out portions of the cheese mixture and roll them into bite-sized balls. Place the cheese balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Coat the Cheese Balls: Roll each cheese ball into the chopped pecans, making sure they are fully coated. The pecans not only add flavor but also a delightful crunch.
Insert Pretzel Sticks: Once all the cheese balls are coated with pecans, insert a pretzel stick into each one. The pretzel sticks serve as edible toothpicks, making these cheese balls easy to pick up and enjoy.
Chill Before Serving: Refrigerate the bacon cheese ball bites for at least an hour before serving. This step helps them firm up and makes them easier to handle.
Serve: Arrange the chilled cheese ball bites on a serving platter. They can be served as is or alongside your favorite crackers, vegetable sticks, or additional pretzels for dipping.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: Varies
These Bacon Cheese Ball Bites are a fun and flavorful twist on traditional appetizers. With their creamy center, crunchy exterior, and smoky bacon flavor, they’re sure to disappear quickly at your next party. Enjoy crafting these bite-sized treats that pack a punch of flavor in every bite!