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Mini Cheese Balls

These mini cheese balls are the perfect quick appetizer for any party. Roll them in toasted sesame seeds, fresh rosemary and/or paprika to add even more flavor. —J. Spivey, Ennice, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    36 cheese balls


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings: Toasted sesame seeds, minced fresh rosemary and paprika
  • Optional garnishes: Halved rye crisps and rolled tortilla chips


  • In a large bowl, combine cheeses. Shape into 36 balls; roll balls in toppings as desired. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. To serve, if desired, press a rye crisp or rolled corn chip into the top of each cheese ball.
Nutrition Facts
1 cheese ball: 47 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • rena 55
    Nov 16, 2020

    So fun to make, so fun to serve. I also use the mini pretzel rods in them to pick them up. I sometimes add a little garlic salt or powder to the cheese mixture.

  • Fehmi
    Jun 27, 2020

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  • curlylis85
    Jun 26, 2020

    These are lots of fun for a snack! I put out a few different toppings and garnishes and let my kids pick which ones they wanted.

  • Queenlalisa
    Feb 28, 2020

    These were really good. I rolled some in finely chopped bacon and some in finely chopped pecans. I put a stick pretzel in each one for easy handling. They were cute and delicious.