cheese ball recipe with bacon
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Cheese Ball Recipe with Bacon

Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball - A creamy cheese ball coated in bacon pieces, Chex cereal and pecans. Full of flavor and has the perfect crunch. This bacon cheese ball is the ultimate easy appetizer and is a true crowd pleaser! 
Prep Time10 mins
Chill Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 199kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cream cheese (2 blocks, softened)
  • 1 ounce ranch seasoning mix (1 packet)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 6 strips bacon (cooked crisp and crumbled)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1 cup Chex cereal (crushed)

For serving: Crackers, vegetables

    Instructions

    • In a bowl, blend together the cream cheese and ranch seasoning with a hand mixer. Stir in the cheese, green onions, 1/4 cup of Chex and half of the bacon. 
    • Place mixture on plastic wrap, cover and form into ball. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
    • Just before serving, spread out pecans, crushed Chex and remaining bacon onto a plate. Remove cheese ball from plastic wrap and roll in mixture until well-coated.
    • Place bacon cheese ball on a platter with crackers and serve. Enjoy!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 93mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10.2% | Vitamin C: 1% | Calcium: 9% | Iron: 8.2%