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Bacon Jalapeno Cheese Ball Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
8oz cream cheese, room temperature
⅔ cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and chopped, divided
2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped, divided
2 tbsp chopped parsley or tsp dried parsley
tsp worchestershire sauce
tsp ground cumin
⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions:
Directions:
Stir together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, half the bacon, half of the jalapenos, garlic, parsley, worchestershire sauce, cumin and cayenne pepper until well combined.

On a plate, stir together the remaining bacon, jalapenos and toasted pecans until evenly combined. Shape the cream cheese mixture into a ball and roll into the bacon mixture until coated on all sides.

Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
If you're hosting a holiday with all of us and making this, make two (you'll be dad's favorite child!)

 

 

 

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