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Mini Cheese Balls

Mini Cheese Balls are a fantastic variation of a favorite appetizer. These Mini Cheese Balls have bacon in them which make them a big hit.

Mini Cheese Balls
Last week I shared that the Hardworking Husband and I will be having appetizers for Thanksgiving. We will be spending the day with no one else besides each other with which we are happy. I am looking forward to sleeping in. I spent a week in Texas and it is so nice to be back in my own bed and to not have an alarm clock is going to be fantastic. I also love watching the parade. Not making a whole meal will allow me these things. 

My first appetizer was for breakfast – Croissant Sausage Squares. The next is moving on to snacks – Mini Cheese Balls. I have shared my cheese ball before which is what I take to all the family gatherings with The Hardworking Husband’s family. But I wanted to try out a new recipe and make them bite size.

These Mini Cheese Balls would make great fat bombs for the Keto diet. They have 2 carbs each and 13 grams of fat. I have found fat bombs that are sweet, but I hadn’t thought about making savory fat bombs. Along with fat, they have a little bit of protein. 4 grams to be exact.

Mini Cheese Balls

Mini Cheese Balls

Mini Cheese Balls are a fantastic variation of a favorite appetizer. These Mini Cheese Balls have bacon in them which make them a big hit.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup colby jack, shredded
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Cut bacon into small pieces and cook to desired crispiness. Drain bacon on paper towel until cooled.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients except pecans.
  3. Once well mixed, roll cream cheese mixture into small balls (about 2 tsps).
  4. Pour chopped pecans on a plate and roll cheese balls in the pecans.
  5. Serve on crackers. Enjoy

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 222mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
I will not be doing a December menu because December has too many parties and we don’t eat enough meals at home. But look for a new calendar for 2016 at the end of December.

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