Bacon Jalapeño Popper Cheese Balls

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with these irresistible Bacon Jalapeño Popper Cheese Balls. These bite-sized delights are perfect for parties, game nights, or anytime you’re craving a savory and spicy snack.

To make these cheese balls, start by frying bacon until it’s crispy and golden brown. Once cooked, remove the bacon from the pan and let it cool before chopping it into small pieces.

Next, finely chop fresh jalapeño peppers, removing the seeds and membranes for a milder flavor or leaving them intact for extra heat.

In a large mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped jalapeños, chopped bacon, garlic powder, onion powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix everything together until well combined.

Once the mixture is thoroughly mixed, shape it into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter, using your hands. Place the cheese balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes to firm up.

While the cheese balls are chilling, prepare the coating. In a shallow dish, combine breadcrumbs with your favorite seasonings, such as garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, or dried herbs.

After the cheese balls have chilled, roll each one in the breadcrumb mixture until it’s evenly coated. Place the coated cheese balls back onto the baking sheet.

Bake the cheese balls in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and crispy on the outside.

Once baked, remove the cheese balls from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving. These Bacon Jalapeño Popper Cheese Balls are best enjoyed warm, so serve them right away with your favorite dipping sauce, such as ranch dressing, salsa, or sour cream.

With their creamy cheese filling, smoky bacon, and spicy jalapeños, these cheese balls are sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Enjoy the bold flavors and addictive crunch of these delicious snacks!

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