Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball Bites

*Featured Holiday Recipe*

Easy. Delicious. Impressive. A new spin on the traditional holiday cheese ball.

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 C shredded medium or sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
  • ⅓ C chopped fresh chives

Instructions:

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine all but last 2 ingredients.
  2. Roll into 1-inch sized balls and place onto a cookie sheet to chill in refrigerator for at least an hour.
  3. Mix bacon and chives in a shallow dish.
  4. Roll each cheese ball into the bacon and chives mixture.
  5. Serve.
  6. Can be made a day ahead.

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