Mini Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

Mini Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

Mini Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

posted on December 11, 2017 by Stephanie

It’s holiday party time, friends! The parties have begun and it’s time to start planning your menus! I feel like I’m always invited to a lot of pot lucks this time of year so I love having lots of good appetizer recipes on hand. You guys love my Cranberry Pecan and White Cheddar Cheese Ball seeing as it’s one of the most popular recipes on the blog so I decided to do a twist on that one with these mini-sized cheese balls!

The mixture for these is quite simple, just cheddar cheese, cream cheese, some walnuts, chives, and then instead of cranberries, I coated these guys in bacon bits! I love the added crunch from the bacon bits. Also, how festive are the red and green colors?! If you don’t want to do bacon bits, you can use cooked chopped bacon. Or, if you want to keep these vegetarian-friendly, dried cranberries or currants work well too!

I used pretzel sticks to serve these and actually didn’t mind not eating them with other crackers, the pretzel stick was enough for me, but you could also serve these with crackers if you wanted to.


Mini Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

Yield: 10-12 mini cheese balls

Total Time: Mini Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

Prep Time: 20 minutes


  • 8 ounces good quality sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 tablespoons chopped chives, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups bacon bits
Read the whole recipe on Eat. Drink. Love.