- 15 minutes
While you’re cooking your delicious holiday meal, you may want to serve your family a tasty snack to satisfy their cravings while dinner is in the oven. And our Bacon Cranberry Cheese Ball recipe could be the perfect choice! Savory and slightly sweet with a little crunch, this chilled cheese starter is packed with flavor, but simple to make. You could even complete the first two steps the night before and just do the finishing touches right before serving.
- Using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, crumbled bacon, 1/2 cup of the dried cranberries, 1/4 cup of the chopped cashews, Worcestershire sauce, and 1 tablespoon chopped parsley. Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Place the mixture on a piece of plastic wrap. Form into a ball and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
- Mix together the remaining 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 2 tablespoons of parsley, 1/4 cup chopped cashews and corn nuts. Roll the cheese ball in this mixture to evenly coat.
Serve with crackers, pretzel sticks and celery.
*Recipe Tip: Top crackers with mini bacon cranberry cheese balls for fun and festive bite-sized starters.