Cheddar-Bacon Balls

Cheddar-Bacon Balls
Cheddar and bacon belong together. Serve this crowd-pleasing dish as an appetizer at your next party.


Makes 2 dozen balls

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


6 slices bacon, chopped
1 8-oz. pkg. Cheddar cheese, cubed
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons hot banana pepper rings
1/4 cup toasted pecans, finely chopped
assorted crackers


Cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving one tablespoon drippings. In a blender or food processor, blend cheese, butter, parsley, green onions and pepper rings.

Add bacon and reserved drippings; process until bacon is finely chopped. Chill mixture 3 hours, or until firm. Form mixture into one-inch balls. Roll balls in chopped pecans.

Store in refrigerator up to 2 days before serving. Serve with crackers.