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Loaded Cranberry Bacon Cheese Ball


This Loaded Cranberry Bacon Cheese Ball will be a hit at your next party! Sweet, salty, crunchy and creamy this easy appetizer goes well with all sorts of dippers.

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  • 5 ounce Streaky Bacon Slices
  • ½ cup Hazelnuts
  • ½ cup Cranberries
  • 1 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 tbsp Cranberry Sauce
  • 7 ounce Cream Cheese


Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Budget Friendly
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Step 1

Dice and fry the bacon to your liking.

Step 2

Meanwhile: Finely chop the hazelnuts and cranberries. Put half of each aside. Place the other half (of hazelnuts and cranberries) in a mixing bowl. Add cheddar cheese, cranberry sauce, cream cheese.

Step 3

Transfer the bacon onto a few sheets of paper kitchen towel to get rid of the excess oil. Throw half of it in the bowl and mix with the rest of the ingredients until everything is well combined.

Step 4

Wrap this in a sheet of cling film and shape it into a ball. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes or overnight.

Step 5

Take it out, roll in a mixture of bacon, cranberries and hazelnuts.

Step 6

Serve with crackers, chips, nachos, celery sticks ...

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  • 3/4 Cup of blue cheese
  • 1/2 Cup of cream cheese
  • Green peas (cooked)
  • 4 Sun-dried tomatoes (halved)
  • 2 Slices prosciutto
  • Toast


  1. Mix together the blue cheese and cream cheese.
  2. Spread onto toast.
  3. Top with green peas, sun-dried tomatoes, and prosciutto.
  4. Enjoy!

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