This bacon cheese ball is great right after making but it really becomes heavenly if it’s refrigerated for a while to let the flavors blend.
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Bacon Cheese Ball
Prep time: About 15 Min.
Cook time: About 10 Min.
Total time: 25 min
1 pound Bacon
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup finely shredded mild cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons Hellmann’s real mayonnaise
4 green onions
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 cup pecans
Chop the green onions finely and set aside.
In a large skillet fry the bacon. Don’t crowd the bacon in the skillet. You may have to cook it in batches. Remove the bacon from the skillet and drain on paper towels. Chop or break the cooled bacon into small pieces.
Break the bacon into pieces and place in a plastic bag. Crush the bacon with a rolling pin.
In a medium-size mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, Hellmann’s real mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder and the finely chopped green onions. Mix really well and form 2 balls out of the mixture. Cover and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours, or overnight.
Before serving place the pecans in a food processor and pulse until you have small pieces. Roll the cheese balls in the chopped pecans. If you like you can sprinkle some finely chopped green onions on top for an even nicer visual effect.
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Yield: 4 Servings