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Goat Cheese and Bacon Pops

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 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.
By Jessica Walker
Updated Mar 13, 2013
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  • 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


  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.


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