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.
- recipe for Southern Style Pimento Cheese
- ⅓ 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