Pimento Cheese & Bacon Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Pimento Cheese & Bacon Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Mini cheese balls of homemade pimento cheese are 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!

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 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
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