Beat first 3 ingredients with mixer until blended. Transfer to work surface; shape with hands to resemble football.
Pour bacon bits into pie plate; spread to form even layer. Place cream cheese football, upside down, in pie plate; turn to evenly cover top and sides of football with bacon. Transfer to serving plate. Press any remaining bacon bits from pie plate into cream cheese mixture until completely coated.
Cut provolone cheese into thin strips; use to decorate football as shown in photo. Serve with crackers.
Enjoy eating appetizers at a social occasion, but be mindful of portion size so you don't overdo it on calories.
For convenience, this fun cheese ball can be prepared ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 24 hours before serving. As a bonus, this refrigerating time will also help develop the flavor of the cheese ball.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
16 servings, 2 Tbsp. spread and 5 crackers each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.