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Mini Cheese Ball Bites appetizer recipe on TastesBetterFromScratch.com
Mini Cheese Ball Bites
Prep Time
45 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Mini Cheese Ball Bites are the perfect party appetizer that's easier to eat and more practical then a large cheese ball! 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese ball bites, cheese ball recipe
Unit: cup, ounce, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 15
Calories: 102 kcal
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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Recipe 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.