Our spicy mini bacon cheeseballs are the perfect appetizer for every kind of party! We’ve taken the flavors of bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers and changed them into easier-to-make and super-fun-to-eat version.
Everyone loves poppers, but they can be time-consuming and not-so-fun to make. Don’t worry: We have a faster alternative that still packs a flavor punch.
The best news: You don’t have to spend hours stuffing filling into halved jalapeños and then wrapping them with bacon.
Our faster method blends cream cheese, cheddar cheese, diced jalapeños and a hint of garlic for a zesty filling that is then rolled in a mixture of chives, smoky chopped bacon, and crunchy toasted pecans.
The result is a tasty, smooth melding of textures and flavors. First, you bite through the crunchy, savory outer coating, and then the creamy, cheesy, peppery center overwhelms your tastebuds.
You don’t even have to turn on your oven to make these! Just scoop, roll, chill and get ready to nosh.
We used fresh jalapeños, but in a pinch, canned will do.
No bacon handy? You also can use precooked bacon bits.
Using a melon baller is an easy way to create uniform cheese balls.
These tiny taste bombs are fun to eat because they have edible handles made out of salty little pretzel sticks. Make plenty — they’re totally addictive, and are sure to disappear quickly!