Mini Ranch Bacon Cheese Ball Bites

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Mini Ranch Bacon Cheese Ball Bites – these tiny appetizers are loaded with everyone’s favorite ingredients. Perfect for snacking or entertaining!

I love a good cheese ball. They are one of my favorite appetizers, not only because I like eating them, but also because they can be whipped up in just a few minutes. And who doesn’t love a cheese ball, especially when it’s loaded with bacon?

Mini Ranch Bacon Cheese Ball Bites - these tiny appetizers are loaded with everyone's favorite ingredients. Perfect for snacking or entertaining!

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These little appetizers are so yummy! You can’t go wrong with ranch and bacon, it is such a delicious flavor combination. And the green onions add a perfect fresh flavor. I love the crunch of pecans on the outside, but you could roll them in more bacon, or even fresh parsley.

Mini Ranch Bacon Cheese Ball Bites - these tiny appetizers are loaded with everyone's favorite ingredients. Perfect for snacking or entertaining!

I usually just make regular sized cheese balls, but this time around I thought it would be fun to make them miniature sized.  I poked them with pretzel sticks to make them even easier to serve, especially at a buffet table . So much better than trying to cut off a piece of cheese ball with a knife!

Mini Ranch Bacon Cheese Ball Bites - these tiny appetizers are loaded with everyone's favorite ingredients. Perfect for snacking or entertaining!

If you don’t have pretzel sticks, you could skewer them with toothpicks. Or, of course, you could just pile them up on a plate with some crackers. They also look mighty tasty that way.

Mini Ranch Bacon Cheese Ball Bites - these tiny appetizers are loaded with everyone's favorite ingredients. Perfect for snacking or entertaining!
Next time you need to bring an appetizer to a party, bring a tray of these cheese ball bites! Not only are they easy to make, they are sure to be a hit. Everybody loves cute little bite sized food! Who knows, you might end up making all your cheeseballs miniature from now on.

Mini Ranch Bacon Cheeseball Bites

Yield: 18 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes plus chilling

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

8 oz pkg cream cheese

1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

2 tsp dry ranch dressing mix

1/2 cup diced cooked bacon

2 green onions, sliced

1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

18 mini stick pretzels

Directions:

Beat cream cheese till smooth. Add cheddar cheese, ranch dressing mix, bacon, and green onions. Beat till well blended. Cover and chill for 20 minutes, or till set up enough to handle. Roll into 1" sized balls. Roll in chopped pecans. Chill till ready to serve. Just before serving, stick a pretzel stick into each cheese ball.

If you want to make the cheese balls ahead of time, just roll them in nuts and refrigerate them. Add the pretzel sticks right before serving.

Mini Ranch Bacon Cheese Ball Bites - these tiny appetizers are loaded with everyone's favorite ingredients. Perfect for snacking or entertaining!

Thanks, Kara!

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Hi! I’m Kara from Creations by Kara. I'm addicted to all things creative, and I love inspiring other women to unlock their creativity. I blog about DIY projects, home decor ideas, craft tutorials, and yummy recipes. Whether it’s in the garage, the craft room, or the kitchen, I believe anyone can make something beautiful to be proud of. If I can do it, you can too!

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  1. Vivian | stayaliveandcooking posted on April 14, 2016 at 6:43 am (#
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    Yummmm, perfect for everyone who likes cheese (like me)! Great idea, I’m sure that salty bacon in there gives a reaaaally nice touch.

  2. Paige Flamm posted on April 14, 2016 at 1:33 pm (#
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    These look amazing!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  3. daffy posted on April 18, 2016 at 12:35 am (#
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    Looks yummy!Thank you for sharing, I shall try it today.