Nuts and bacon cheese balls

Twelve brown crusted balls with stick on a round white plate with a bowl green olives.
Soft tasty cheese rolled in a savoury and crunchy crumb. Easy to prepare, full of flavour and textures, this is an appetiser fit for all!

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Appetiser, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 20 balls



  • Preheat oven to 160°C (bake) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Place FreshLife pistachios and pecans onto a lined baking tray and toast for 8-10 minutes in the oven. Set aside to cool.
  • Blend together the cheeses and season to taste.
  • Using dampened fingers, mould the cheese mixture into twenty 3 cm-sized balls and place on your tray. Refrigerate until firm, approximately 1 hour.
  • In a large non-stick frying pan, cook the bacon until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Once cooled, finely chop and set aside.
  • Combine the nuts and bacon in a bowl. Roll the cheese balls in the nut and bacon mixture and store in a sealed container in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • To serve, remove from the refrigerator, insert a pretzel stick into each ball and place on a serving platter.


Tip: Use any leftover nut and bacon mixture to liven up your summer salad.
Keyword low carb
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This recipe is a modern take on the classic cheese log our mums and grand-mothers used to make.

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