Make This Ground-Shaking Appetizer And Save Christmas!

These little cheese ball bites turn out so pretty that you almost feel bad eating them… But don’t worry – once you’ve had a taste of the first one, you will quickly get over it haha!

It is a lot easier to practice portion control with these. When you have a huge cheese ball, you convince yourself you “haven’t really eaten that much yet” and you end up with a tummy ache! But you can count exactly how many of these you’ve had, and I think about 10 is a good number to stop… Although, you could try setting a record and eating 30!



4 1/2 C. Kraft Sharp Cheddar Natural Cheese, separated

2, 8 oz blocks of cream cheese, softened

8 strips of cooked bacon, crumbled

1/4 C. craisins

1/2 C. sliced green onions

1/4 C. finely chopped parsley

3/4 C. toasted almonds

pretzels sticks and/or crackers to serve with



Mix together the cream cheese, 2 Cups of the Kraft Sharp Cheddar Natural Cheese, bacon, craisins, green onions and parsley.

Cover bowl and refrigerate at least two-hours or overnight.

Using a spoon or small scoop out the cheese mixture into single servings approx 3/4-1″ in diameter.

Roll the cheese mixture into round balls. I found the mixture was less likely to stick to my hand if I rubbed a little butter on them first.

Mix the remaining cheese with the almonds and roll the ball in the mixture to coat. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.




Quick tip: Not a fan of almonds? Use your favorite nuts instead.

Big thanks to Our Pretty Little Girls for this delicious recipe!