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Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Mini Cheese Ball Bites are the perfect party appetizer that's easier to eat and more practical then a large cheese ball! 
Prep Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter , room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese , room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese

For topping

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup crushed nuts (almonds, pecans or walnuts)
  • 1/3 cup green onion , finely chopped
  • 12-15 pretzel sticks

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl add the butter, cream cheese, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and ground pepper. Beat with an electric mixer until well combined and smooth. Stir in cheddar cheese.
  • Use a spoon to divide the mixture into 12-15 tablespoon-size portions. Dip your clean hands in a little bit of water and smooth each portion into a small ball. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (or as long as you want to in advance). Before serving, roll the balls in cranberries, nuts, parsley or green onion. Place a pretzel stick in each. Serve immediately.

Notes

Make Ahead Tip: The cheese balls can be made a day in advance. Make them as instructed, but don't add the pretzels until right before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 46mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.3mg