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Bacon and Chives Cheese Balls Recipe - Easy, cheesy and bacony bite-size appetizer ideal for your Holiday parties or even game days!
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Bacon and Chives Cheese Balls Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Easy, cheesy and bacony bite-size appetizer ideal for your Holiday parties or even game days!
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 Yields
Calories: 81

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup Shredded Four Cheese Mexican Blend
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (if you don't like spicy, use sweet red paprika)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked to a crisp and finely chopped (I used turkey bacon. If you prefer, you can also use bacon bits, instead)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh chives
  • 18 pretzel sticks

Instructions 

  • Mix together cream cheese, four cheese, chives, garlic, chili powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper; mix until well blended and smooth. Form into 18 small balls and refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from fridge; lightly grease hands with cooking spray and form 18 small cheese balls.
  • Pop back into the fridge for about 1 hour.
  • In a shallow dish, combine chopped bacon and chopped chives.
  • Insert a pretzel stick on each cheese ball and roll balls in the bacon and chives mixture.
  • If not serving right away, please keep in the fridge.
  • Take the cheese balls out of the fridge about 20 minutes before you are ready to serve. 

Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 4
Nutrition Facts
Bacon and Chives Cheese Balls Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cheese ball)
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 247mg10%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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