Cheese Ball Bites

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Super tasty and so easy to make! I just put the cream cheese in my food processor and pulse a few times to soften it. Then add the dressing mix, pulse again. Finally, add the Cheddar cheese in batches until it’s all incorporated. This method produces a smooth and fluffy mixture that then can be shaped and coated easily.

Cheese Ball Bites

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 oz. (8-oz.) blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 c. freshly chopped chives
  • 1/3 c. finely chopped pecans
  • 18 pretzels sticks

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon until crispy, 8 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate, then finely chop. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, and paprika and season with salt and pepper. Use a cookie scoop to form mixture into 18 small balls and transfer to a parchment–lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm, 1 hour.
  3. get the full instructions @ delish.com

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