Easy Mini Cheese Balls (Bites) Recipe- Easy Appetizer

Mini Cheese Balls (Bites)

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quick and easy mini cheese balls recipe, ready in 30 minutes, using simple ingredients. They are a creamy bite sized appetizer with many topping options. 

Servings: 30 Balls
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Calories: 99 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 16 oz Cream cheese Full fat
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese Shredded
  • 2 tbsp Butter Unsalted, Room temperature
  • Salt To taste
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • 30 Pretzel sticks Mini
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Unsweetened, Shredded
  • 1/2 cup Pistachios Roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Dill Finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Tarragon Finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup Sesame seeds Lightly toasted
  • 1/2 cup Cranberries Roughly chopped


  1. In a mixing bowl, add cream cheese, butter, mozzarella cheese, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and mix everything until smooth.

  2. Chill mixture for 15 minutes in the freezer. 

  3. Oil your hands. 

  4. Scoop out small portions of the mixture and roll them into balls.

  5. Then, roll them in your choice of toppings. 

  6. Place these mini cheese bites on a serving platter and push a pretzel stick in the center right before serving. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Mini Cheese Balls (Bites)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Potassium 76mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.