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Mini Cheese Balls

2 Hours 15 Minutes
15 Min Prep
2 Hr 15 Min Cook
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!
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18 servings
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
1
Mix cream cheese spread and mozzarella in medium bowl until blended. Stir in bacon and seasonings.
2
Shape into 54 balls, using 1 tsp. cheese mixture for each. Roll in nuts.
3
Refrigerate 2 hours.
Kitchen Tips
Variation
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Chive & Onion 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese Spread and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese.
Variation
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.
Make Ahead
Cheese balls can be refrigerated up to 2 weeks before serving.
Substitute
Substitute 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened, and 1 finely chopped green onion for the cream cheese spread.
Substitute
Substitute 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes for the chopped cooked bacon.
Substitute
Substitute 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Natural Three Cheese Crumbles for the shredded mozzarella.
Variation
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.
Serving Suggestion
Serve with your favorite crackers, such as RITZ.
Nutrition
Calories
100
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g
10%
Saturated Fat 3.5g
18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg
5%
Sodium 150mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fibers 0.6691g
2%
Sugars 0.5157g
1%
Protein 5g
10%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
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.
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