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Goat Cheese and Bacon Pops

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 16
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We rolled basil-infused cream cheese and goat cheese balls in a crispy bacon and pecan mixture to create our easy and delicious appetizer pops. The perfect party appetizer that's ready in only 40 minutes.

Jessica Walker Recipe by Jessica Walker
March 13, 2013

Ingredients

4
oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese
1
package (4 oz) chèvre (goat) cheese
2
teaspoons dried basil leaves
16
paper lollipop sticks
1/3
cup chopped pecans
1/4
cup crumbled cooked bacon

Directions

  • 1 Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In food processor, process cream cheese, chèvre cheese and 1 teaspoon of the basil until well beaten.
  • 2 Using small cookie scoop, shape mixture into balls; place on cookie sheet. Insert lollipop stick into each ball. Freeze 20 minutes.
  • 3 In food processor, process pecans, bacon and remaining 1 teaspoon basil with on/off pulses until finely ground. Roll cheese balls in bacon mixture. If needed, press mixture onto balls to stick.
  • 4 Serve immediately or refrigerate in covered container until serving time.

Expert Tips

You can use cooked real bacon bits or pieces found in a jar at the supermarket for this recipe instead of cooking and crumbling slices of bacon.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
64.8
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6.1g
9%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Cholesterol
12.2mg
4%
Sodium
70.2mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
0.6g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
0.3g
Protein
2.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
1.70%
2%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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