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Handheld Mini Cheeseball Appetizers

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 10 -12
Author: Aimee


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4-5 slices bacon crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 bunch green onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 bag pretzel sticks


  • Beat the cream cheese in a mixing bowl until creamy and smooth. Add in the bacon, green onions, Worcestershire, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Chop the pecans and place onto a single layer on a cookie sheet. Using a mini cookie scoop, drop the rounded balls of cream cheese into the pecans, rolling to completely cover. Place a single pretzel stick into the center of each cheeseball. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve- at least a couple of hours to allow the cream cheese to re-harden. Serve with assorted party crackers, or additional pretzel sticks and garnish with a bit more green onions. Makes approximately 10-12 mini cheeseballs.