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Jalapeno Popper Cheese Ball

Full of all of the great flavors that Jalapeno poppers offer but made in a fraction of the time.  It is perfect for your football game spread.

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese {softened}
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese {I used Colby-Jack}
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapenos {finely chopped}
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 10 slices bacon {cooked, drained & finely chopped}
  • assorted crackers {for serving}

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, shredded cheese, jalapenos & spices.  Stir until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.

  2. Place a large piece of plastic wrap on the counter and add the cheese mixture to the middle.  Gather the corners of plastic wrap and shape the cheese mixture into a ball.

  3. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes or until ready to serve.

  4. Add chopped bacon to a large plate in an even layer.  Remove cheese ball from wrap and place on top of the bacon.  Gently roll in bacon until completely coated, you may have to use your hands to cover completely.

  5. Serve on a plate with crackers or veggies and enjoy.