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spicy pimento cheese balls on a platter

Mini Spicy Pimento Cheese Balls

A recipe for pimento cheese balls rolled in toasted nuts and served on a pretzel stick for a deliciously easy party appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 142kcal
Author Amee


  • recipe for Southern Style Pimento Cheese
  • lb bacon cooked to crispy texture and cooled
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts toasted (I used pecans)
  • 24 pretzel sticks


  • Prepare pimento cheese according to recipe directions, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to firm up to a good ball-rolling texture
  • While pimento cheese is chilling, cook bacon and set aside to cool to room temperature
  • In a large dry skillet, toast the pecans or walnuts until fragrant and lightly browned, stirring constantly.  Set aside to cool.
  • Place bacon and nuts into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped
  • Pour into a shallow bowl for easy rolling
  • Roll pimento cheese into tablespoon-size balls and roll into bacon/nut mixture
  • Just before serving place a pretzel stick inside each ball.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g