The BEST Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Mini cheese ball bites are the final word simple appetizer to serve at events! They’re filling, savory and scrumptious… to not point out really easy to customise.

Made with cream cheese, seasonings, nuts, bacon and infrequently dried fruit, these delectable little bites are a surefire crowd pleaser! Serve them with pretzel sticks and watch them disappear out of your unfold of hors d’oeuvres.

Mini cheese ball bites covered in dried cranberries, with a pretzel stick in the center, resting on a white platter.

Cheeseballs are the best solution to the hearts of many vacation partygoers. Whereas they’re thought-about a basic appetizer and have been round for years, I feel it’s a lot enjoyable to offer them a recent new spin.

Good for the vacations, these serve superbly for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New 12 months’s Eve! You possibly can customise to your tastes and it’s simple to current a wide range of these mini cheeseball bites.

Enjoyable to make, enjoyable to current, and much more enjoyable to eat… I feel you’re going to like these mini cheeseballs! It’s an cute appetizer you possibly can really feel nice about serving.

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Only for enjoyable, I’m going to stroll you thru the substances and steps for 2 various kinds of mini cheese ball bites in the present day: Every thing Bagel Cheese Ball Bites and Cranberry Cheese Ball Bites.

You’ve seen the cranberry cheeseball earlier than on this darling Santa’s Hat Cheese Ball Recipe! It’s a lot enjoyable and such a cute presentation.

Once I made a customized Every thing Bagel Seasoning so that you can combine up at house, I knew it might finally find yourself in a cheese ball recipe. And right here it’s!

mini cheese ball bites covered in Everything but the Bagel seasoning, on a white plate.

Two bricks of cream cheese = 24 of those mini cheese balls.

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Mini cheese ball bites covered in dried cranberries, with a pretzel stick in the center, resting on a white platter.

Substances and Substitutions

Every thing Bagel Cheese Ball

  • Cream Cheese – Full fats is greatest, however should you want to chop again you should utilize low fats cream cheese too.
  • Every thing Bagel Seasoning – Sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried onion flakes, black pepper and salt.
  • Pretzel Sticks – these make the proper particular person serving approach.

Cranberry Cheese Ball

  • Cream Cheese – Softened. Learn to soften cream cheese rapidly.
  • White Cheddar Cheese – freshly shredded.
  • Garlic – recent minced is nice, however you too can use the shop purchased minced garlic within the produce part. I’ll by no means inform!
  • Worcestershire Sauce – for wealthy flavoring
  • Dried Cranberries – for texture and candy and bitter taste.
  • Pretzel Sticks – excellent for serving these mini cheese balls.

Variations

  • Strive with a distinct sort of shredded cheese
  • Strive with chopped nuts like almonds or pecans, as a substitute of cranberries
  • Add chopped bacon as a substitute of every part bagel Seasoning or as a substitute of cranberries.
  • Roll in your favourite Seasoning Mix
mini cheese ball bites covered in Everything but the Bagel seasoning, on a white plate.

Tips on how to Make Mini Cheese Ball Bites

  1. In a medium bowl, combine substances (besides toppings).
  2. To kind the mini cheese balls, roll right into a ball roughly the scale of a tablespoon.
  3. Place cheese balls on a baking sheet (I wish to line with parchment paper). Refrigerate to arrange for an hour or two.
  4. Subsequent, you’ll roll in herbs or toppings.
  5. Simply earlier than serving, place your particular person pretzel stick in every ball.
Mini cheese ball bites covered in dried cranberries, with a pretzel stick in the center, resting on a white platter.

Suggestions

  • Cranberry Cheese Ball – It’s possible you’ll want to sit back this cheese ball combination to make it simple to work with so it stays on the pretzel stick. Then permit to barely soften so as to add cranberries
  • Make Forward – Sure, you can also make this unimaginable vacation appetizer forward! Easy wrap tightly and add toppings and pretzel sticks simply earlier than serving.
  • These mini cheese ball bites are so versatile. They’re really easy to customise – so get artistic and have enjoyable with them!

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

mini cheese ball bites covered in Everything but the Bagel seasoning, on a white plate.

Shortcuts

Often Requested Questions

What are you able to roll a cheese ball in?

All of the issues! Nuts, herbs, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, panko, crushed crackers, dried fruit, diced inexperienced onions, bacon and extra.

What are you able to serve with cheese balls apart from crackers?

These mini cheese balls use pretzel sticks, however they’re additionally nice to serve alongside sliced apples and pears and durable sliced veggies and meats (particularly nice for a low carb choice).

mini cheese ball bites covered in Everything but the Bagel seasoning, on a white plate.

Serving Solutions

  • Every particular person mini cheese ball is served with a pretzel stick. Nonetheless, it’s enjoyable to combine it up with extra choices alongside them!
  • Strive serving with these simple crostini or sliced mini bagels.
  • You can even serve these cheese balls subsequent to slices of veggies like carrots, celery, sliced peppers and extra.
  • Strive serving them subsequent to laborious sliced meats like salami and sausages.
  • Cheese balls serve superbly alongside fruit platters.
Mini cheese ball bites covered in dried cranberries, with a pretzel stick in the center, resting on a white platter.

Tips on how to Retailer

  • At Room Temperature – You possibly can go away these mini cheese ball bites out for as much as two hours whereas serving.
  • Refrigerate – Make these cheese balls as much as someday prematurely and retailer tightly wrapped (previous to including toppings and pretzels sticks). Retailer for as much as one week within the fridge.

Dietary Issues

  • Gluten Free (when served with gluten free pretzels)
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

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Mini cheese ball bites covered in dried cranberries, with a pretzel stick in the center, resting on a white platter.

Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Prep Time 15 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 0 minutes

Whole Time 15 minutes

Mini cheese ball bites are the final word simple appetizer to serve at events! They’re filling, savory and scrumptious… to not point out really easy to customise.

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Substances

Cranberry Cheese Ball Bites

Every thing Bagel Cheese Ball Bites

Directions

Mini Cranberry Cheese Ball Bites

  • Combine softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar, garlic and worchestire.

  • Type combination into tablespoon sized balls together with your arms.

  • Place cheese balls on a baking sheet (lined with parchment paper to assist forestall sticking) and refrigerate for 1-2 hours to arrange.

  • Simply earlier than serving, roll the balls in dried cranberries. Place a pretzel stick in every particular person cheese ball. Serve instantly.

Every thing however the Bagel Mini Cheese Ball Bites

  • Roll room temperature cream cheese into small balls.

  • Refrigerate for 1-2 hours to set again up.

  • Simply earlier than serving, roll in Every thing however the Bagel seasoning, and add pretzel stick.

Suggestions

Tips on how to Retailer

  • At Room Temperature – You possibly can go away these mini cheese ball bites out for as much as two hours whereas serving.
  • Refrigerate – Make these cheese balls as much as someday prematurely and retailer tightly wrapped (previous to including toppings and pretzels sticks). Retailer for as much as one week within the fridge.

Diet Data

Energy: 67kcal (3%), Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 1g (2%), Fats: 6g (9%), Saturated Fats: 4g (20%), Ldl cholesterol: 21mg (7%), Sodium: 117mg (5%), Potassium: 26mg (1%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 1g (1%), Vitamin A: 254IU (5%), Calcium: 19mg (2%), Iron: 1mg (6%)