Holiday Recipes: Cheese Ball Bites

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - 17's Jason Galvin is continuing our holiday recipe traditions with a fun and quick appetizer you can serve at your holiday party this year.


12 oz. Cream cheese

1 cup cheddar cheese

1 tsp. each garlic powder and paprika

a pinch of salt and pepper

a oven racks worth of bacon, cooked and chopped

1/3 cup each chopped chives and chopped pecans

pretzel sticks


Mix cheese, cream cheese, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Form into small balls, about the size of a cocktail meatball. Chill for an hour.

Mix cooked, chopped bacon with chives and pecans.

Roll chilled balls in mixture, covering generously.

Place pretzel sticks in the center. Enjoy! 

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