These easy GAME DAY BACON CHEESE BALLS are made with bacon, cheese, and almonds for a creamy, crunchy, bacony game day appetizer!
Alright, guys. The new year is here and around my house, we are deep into football season. Every weekend (and a lot of weeknights) is spent watching games with friends. Whether we are tailgating or homegating in the comfort of our own living room snacks are always required and I love coming up with fun new recipes to try out on friends and family.
One of my favorite new recipes this year has been these football-shaped cheese balls. Not only are they super cute (don’t tell my husband I said that!) but they are also filled with delicious bacon. I mean there isn’t really that is much better than bacon and cheese together…unless of course, you roll it all in crushed salted almonds… These simple little cheese balls are so easy to make and they pack a whole lot of flavor in one bite.
To make these all you have to do is combine cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, and bacon. Then roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and shape them into little footballs. Then roll the balls in chopped almonds. The added crunch puts these over the top. Yum!
These tasty bites of cheesy, bacony goodness have been a big hit. You can eat them on their own or spread them on a cracker. Either way, they are going to be a winner on game day.
- 8 oz. Cream cheese
- 4 oz. Cheddar cheese shredded
- 10 slices Bacon finely chopped
- 4 oz Salted Almonds chopped
- Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl.
- Roll cheese mixture into 1 inch balls and gently form them into a football shape by rolling into an oval and narrowing the ends slightly.
- Roll the mini footballs in the chopped almonds.