Holiday Cheeseball Bites


I love our grandma’s cheeseball during the holidays, but I don’t like that I can’t have some of the delicious peanuts or bacon bits in every bite! Once I found out there was a way to have everything I loved in my holiday cheeseball, I knew I had to give these a try. These Holiday Cheeseball Bites are the perfect appetizer for any of your holiday parties. They are sure to please even the pickiest cheeseball lovers.

Serves: 25

Holiday Cheeseball Bites

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 1 8 oz Kaukauna Spreadable Cheddar (Smoky Cheddar Flavor)
  • 1 8 oz Cream cheese
  • 2 T. Margarine or butter
  • 2 tsp. Chopped pimento
  • 1 T. Chopped green pepper (chopped fine)
  • 1 T. Onion (chopped fine)
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. Lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups bacon bits
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts


  1. Combine cheese spread, cream cheese and margarine in a bowl.
  2. Microwave for about 25 seconds to soften it. Mix together well.
  3. Add pimento, green pepper, onion, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice and stir in by hand.
  4. Let it set up in the fridge for about 30 minutes, so that you can form it into a balls.
  5. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls, and roll half in bacon bits and the other half in walnuts.
  6. Place a pretzel stick in each ball and serve, or refrigerate until serving.
  7. We served ours with pretzel sticks, but love to eat them with crackers too!

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Looking for more delicious appetizer ideas?
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