Try these bite-sized Mini Cheese Balls for a tasty appetizer for your get-together. These Mini Cheese Balls look spectacular but are a breeze to make!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 18 servings
1 tub (7.5 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
4 slices cooked OSCAR MAYER Bacon, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 cup toasted PLANTERS Walnuts, ground
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Let's Make It
Mix cream cheese spread and mozzarella in medium bowl until blended. Stir in bacon and seasonings.
Shape into 54 balls, using 1 tsp. cheese mixture for each. Roll in nuts.
Refrigerate 2 hours.
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese Spread and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese.
For a change of pace, substitute KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese for the mozzarella, and 2 Tbsp. each chopped fresh parsley, fresh basil and chives for the dried seasonings.
Cheese balls can be refrigerated up to 2 weeks before serving.
Substitute 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened, and 1 finely chopped green onion for the cream cheese spread.
Substitute 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes for the chopped cooked bacon.
Substitute 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Natural Three Cheese Crumbles for the shredded mozzarella.
For a change of pace, substitute KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese for the mozzarella and 2 Tbsp. each chopped fresh parsley, fresh basil and chives for the dried seasonings. Or, substitute 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes for the chopped cooked bacon.
Serve with your favorite crackers, such as RITZ.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 2g
Dietary Fibers 0.6691g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 18 servings.
* 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.