Spread the love with our Lovebug Miniature Cheese Balls recipe. Not only are these appetizers delicious, but they're also super adorable. Add some whimsy next time you entertain with our Lovebug Miniature Cheese Balls.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 18 servings
1 stalk celery
18 slices OSCAR MAYER Pepperoni
1-1/2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (12 oz.), softened
1 green onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
18 oval buttery crackers
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Let's Make It
Cut celery into 4 lengthwise strips, then cut strips into 36 (1-inch-long) pieces. Discard any remaining celery pieces.
Use sharp knife or kitchen shears to cut 2 small hearts out of each pepperoni slice; reserve for later use. Finely chop pepperoni trimmings.
Mix cream cheese, onions, bacon and chopped pepperoni until blended. Roll into 18 balls, using about 1 Tbsp. cream cheese mixture for each ball.
Place mozzarella in pie plate. Roll cheese balls, 1 at a time, in mozzarella until cheese ball is evenly coated with mozzarella.
Place 1 cheese ball on each cracker. Add 2 pepperoni hearts to each for the lovebug's eyes and 2 celery sticks for the antennae.
Refrigerate 30 min.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 3g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.