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Jalapeno Popper Cheese Balls

Make one big one or smaller ones for each guest
Prep Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese ball with jalapeño and bacon, cheese balls for a party, jalapeno poppers
Servings: 10
Calories: 626kcal


  • 16 oz softened cream cheese
  • 2 tbs mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped chives
  • 1 cup finely diced jalapeno peppers
  • 2 cups finely crumbled bacon
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbs finely diced red onion
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne optional


  • Mix all ingredients, except the crumbled bacon in a large bowl. Mix well until its all incorporated.
  • Spread the crumbled bacon on a piece of wax paper or a platter.
  • Form the cream cheese mixture into balls about 1-inch/2.5 cm in diameter. A cookie scoop is very helpful here.
  • Roll the balls in the crumbled bacon, coating well. Alternatively, you can make one big ball instead of individual balls.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Serving: 1cheese ball | Calories: 626kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 852IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg