Recipe: Pimento Cheese & Bacon Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Pimento Cheese and Bacon Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Pimento Cheese and Bacon Mini Cheese Ball Bites

We love finding new appetizer/snack ideas for parties, especially when they are mini serving sizes. So we’re excited to share this Pimento Cheese & Bacon Mini Cheese Ball Bites recipe today from Samantha at Five Heart Home.
What They Are:
“Mini cheese balls made of homemade pimento cheese, rolled in a coating of crispy bacon, toasted pecans, and minced fresh jalapeños and then speared with a pretzel stick for fun, easy-to-eat appetizers!”

For the Pimento Cheese:
•8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
•1/4 cup mayonnaise
•1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
•1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
•1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
•1/4 teaspoon onion powder
•1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
•8 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
•1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained
•Salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Mini Cheese Ball Bites:
•18 ounces bacon, cooked until crisp and finely diced (about 1 1/2 cups diced)
•1 1/2 cups pecans, toasted and finely chopped
•1 to 2 jalapeños, minced (seeds & membranes removed)
•Pretzel sticks

Head over to Five Heart Home for the whole recipe, including tips, tricks, and variations. Samantha has tons of other amazing recipes too! You need to check them out while you’re grabbing this recipe. We’re so glad we found her site, we always love having fresh new ideas not only for our parties, but meals at home.


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