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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!

Bacon and Chives Cheese Balls Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Easy, cheesy and bacony bite-size appetizer ideal for your Holiday parties or even game days!
Servings : 18 Yields
Prep Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins


  • 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


  • 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. 




Serving: 1 cheese ball | Calories: 81 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 20 mg | Sodium: 247 mg | Potassium: 72 mg | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 225 IU | Vitamin C: 0.6 mg | Calcium: 69 mg | Iron: 0.2 mg | Net Carbs: 2 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon appetizer recipe, cheese appetizer recipe