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!

    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.

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

    Thanks, Kara!

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    Mini Ranch Bacon Cheese Ball Bites

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

    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine American
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 1 hour
    Servings 18
    Calories 84 kcal
    Author I Heart Naptime Contributor

    Ingredients

    • 8 ounces pkg cream cheese
    • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
    • 2 teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix
    • 1/2 cup diced cooked bacon
    • 2 green onions sliced
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
    • 18 mini stick pretzels

    Instructions

    1. 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.

    Recipe Notes

    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.

    Nutrition Facts
    Mini Ranch Bacon Cheese Ball Bites
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 84 Calories from Fat 63
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 7g 11%
    Saturated Fat 3g 15%
    Cholesterol 17mg 6%
    Sodium 127mg 5%
    Potassium 35mg 1%
    Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
    Protein 2g 4%
    Vitamin A 4.3%
    Vitamin C 0.3%
    Calcium 3.8%
    Iron 1.2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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