Mini Cheese Ball Bites

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Ingredients

8 oz Cream Cheese at room temperature
¾ cup (about 3 oz) Blue cheese crumbles
¾ cup Cranberries dried, finely chopped
1 ½ cups Pecans
Pretzel rods pretzel sticks

Nutritional information

101
calories
8g
fat
4g
carbohydrates
2g
protein
13mg
cholesterol
89mg
sodium
Ingredients

Mini Cheese Ball Bites

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If you are looking for the perfect party appetizer that is quick to prepare and easy to eat, you will want to give this Mini Cheese Ball Bites a try. These mini cheese balls are cute, fun, delicious, and easily eaten in one bite. They are made with dried cranberries, cream cheese and blue cheese, rolled in toasted pecans, and finished with pretzel sticks. 

You can make these cheese balls a day in advance. Just follow the recipe steps, cover the cheese ball bites with plastic wrap, and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Add the pretzel stick just before serving, and you get the perfect bite-sized appetizer everyone will be sure to love.

To make these Mini Cheese Ball Bites, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Steps to make Mini Cheese Ball Bites

1

Combine ingredients

2

In a medium bowl, mix together 8 ounces cream cheese, ¾ cup blue cheese crumbles, and ¾ cup finely chopped dried cranberries until smooth.

2

Shape into balls and chill

30

Shape into balls and chill
Dampen your clean hands and form cream cheese mixture into 24 tablespoon-sized balls. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes or until firm.

3

Preheat oven

5

Preheat the oven to 350 °F.

4

Toast pecans

15

Spread 1 ½ cups raw pecans on a sheet pan and toast for 7 to 10 minutes or until fragrant. Set aside to cool. Once cooled, finely chop.

5

Roll cheese balls in pecans

5

Roll the chilled balls in chopped nuts, pressing lightly to adhere. Keep the cheese balls refrigerated until you are ready to serve.

6

Serve

To serve, skewer each mini cheese ball with a pretzel stick.

These Mini Cheese Ball Bites are easy to make and fun to eat. Pin this cheese ball recipe to save it for later! You will want to put this simple recipe on repeat. Made it? Please leave us a comment below.

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Athina

Awesome party appetizers! Thanks!

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