These mini cheese balls make adorable and easy appetizers for any get together! And you can make them ahead and customize them to your tastes like any other cheese ball.

I especially like these mini cheese balls because they're a simple way to feed a crowd. :D

Step 1: Ingredients

The main base:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 - 1 cup shredded cheese - cheddar, parmesan, etc - anything that's not too soft
I always use 1/2 cup, but it you're feeling particularly cheesy, go for more. This basic recipe makes 12 tiny balls.

Seasonings I used:
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
You can really switch these out for all kinds of things - use Italian seasoning, curry powder, or chili powder and cumin for different twists. As long as your seasonings go with the shredded cheese you choose you're good to go!

Ideas for toppings:
  • chopped chives
  • crumbled bacon
  • chopped walnuts or pecans
  • sesame seeds
And make sure to get some fancy crackers for serving - something nice and sturdy!
The cheeseball I make is huge and I serve it with crackers. Had never considered making them small! Hmmmm....Nice how you can play with more flavor options that way. Cute too!<br>
Another great recipe and instructions. They are not only delicious and easy to make, but beautiful. I am thinking to use the chives and the paprika for a Christmasy festive snack. And the bacon ones.... oh too many yummms to mention. <br>
These look amazing I'm going to have to try and make these!
Oh my goodness! These look so good!
&quot;Cheese, Gromit!&quot;<br><br>Seriously these look awesome, and I wish I had some jallape&ntilde;os to go with.
that looks very yummy.
Awesome! I do really love cheese!

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