Mini Cheese Ball Recipe

Amazing Mini Cheese Ball Recipe in Phyllo Shells | ASpicyPerspective.com #recipe #partyfood #appetizersWe all could use a few crowd-pleasing party snack ideas this time of year, and this Mini Cheese Ball Recipe served in crispy little fillo shells is fun to serve and even more fun to eat!

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Cheese balls, the quintessential holiday party snack.

I could probably count on one hand the times I’ve been to a Christmas party and the Cheese Ball was not represented.

After all, what’s not to love about a big ball of soft cheese rolled in nuts?

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If a good cheese ball recipe is your thing, I am going to make you supremely happy today by offering you itty-bitty, cherry stuffed, white cheddar, cheese balls rolled in pistachios.

…or bacon.

You’re welcome.

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These teeny-weeny cheese balls are the perfect finger food, each with a soft savory interior and a crunchy exterior to keep your fingers clean.

The base of this cheese ball recipe is equal parts shredded white cheddar and cream cheese. It’s then mixed with lemon zest, herbs and spices, and a little punch of cherry flavor from tart dried cherries. The cherries provide color, sweetness, and a touch of holiday flair without over powering the cheesy essence.

After rolling the cheese balls in a nutty coating, this mini cheese balls recipe is perfected by pressing each ball into it’s own crunchy fillo (phyllo) shell.

Crackers-shmackers, who needs ’em.

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In fact, Athens Mini Fillo Shells are a great choice for holiday party snacks because they are fully baked and ready to fill, so you can open the box and use them immediately.

Plus they make all your party nibbles look so cute!

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My mini cheese ball recipe fills each fillo shell like it’s holding a little pearl of holiday cheer. Plus they provide crunchy contrast, to boot.

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46 comments on “Mini Cheese Ball Recipe

  1. Jeanetteposted December 14, 2012 at 6:46 am Reply

    How cute are these Sommer! I love bite size appetizers and those little fillo cups definitely make it easier to pull off for a big party. We’re having a big holiday open house this year – these mini cheese balls would be perfect!

  2. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted December 14, 2012 at 7:24 am Reply

    Love everything about these!

  3. Cookin' Canuckposted December 14, 2012 at 7:58 am Reply

    This is flippin’ brilliant, Sommer! I HAVE to make these when my family visits this Christmas…or maybe for New Year’s Eve…or maybe both.

  4. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted December 14, 2012 at 8:22 am Reply

    Sommer these lok fabolous!! Everytime I go to a [arty and they have cheese, it’s brie and it hardens up, so it’s hard to cut and breaks on a cracker! I love this idea with cheese balls! Your photos look fabolous!!

  5. Angieposted December 14, 2012 at 8:47 am Reply

    These are just about the cutest little appetizers ever!

  6. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted December 14, 2012 at 8:48 am Reply

    Ok… these aren’t JUST cheese balls. I was expecting a big hunk of orange something in the middle. These are so much more.

  7. Heather (Heather's Dish)posted December 14, 2012 at 8:50 am Reply

    I adore the little cups! So cute – and perfect for parties!

  8. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookieposted December 14, 2012 at 9:15 am Reply

    Such a great way to serve them!

  9. JulieDposted December 14, 2012 at 9:24 am Reply

    How cute and with pistachios!! Love this!!

  10. Jennifer @ Mother Thymeposted December 14, 2012 at 9:35 am Reply

    These are so clever! Absolutely love this idea!

  11. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted December 14, 2012 at 9:54 am Reply

    I’m in love with cute food, too. And these are definitely cute. And they look fabulously delicious, AND perfect for the holidays!!

  12. Mikeposted December 14, 2012 at 10:01 am Reply

    Sommer … these are such a wonderful creation of the old favorite cheese ball. I have a special adaptation I’ll have to try, and yes, my Spicing Pecans web page is coming soon and I hope I can link to your work often. Again, these Mini Cheese Balls in the Filo Cups are great! Thanks.

  13. Carrie @ Kiss My Whiskposted December 14, 2012 at 10:04 am Reply

    These look so fun for a party! And they’re cheese ball so they’re obviously delicious!

  14. DessertForTwoposted December 14, 2012 at 10:08 am Reply

    I was looking for these tart shells in my small-town grocery store and couldn’t find them, so I had to make my own shells. Not as easy, but definitely still delicious! Love fillo! :)

  15. Cassie | Bake Your Dayposted December 14, 2012 at 10:23 am Reply

    These are definitely a crowd pleasing treat. I love everything about these!

  16. Bev @ Bev Cooksposted December 14, 2012 at 11:52 am Reply

    Oh HAAAAAYELL Yes.

  17. Joyposted December 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm Reply

    These look lovely. I love recipe. I have to pin it :D

  18. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblingsposted December 14, 2012 at 1:27 pm Reply

    yum! perfect to bring to a holiday party!

  19. Hollyposted December 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm Reply

    The bacon and cheese balls might be my new favorite food! I wish I had the ingredients to make them for a party tonight. Next time for sure!

  20. Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmetposted December 14, 2012 at 4:38 pm Reply

    So CUTE!!! And delightful :) Loving this cheese ball idea, Sommer!

    Hugs <3

  21. Colette @ JFF!posted December 14, 2012 at 6:35 pm Reply

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  22. Nancy Longposted December 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm Reply

    great idea – I love finger food for parties

  23. Anita at Hungry Coupleposted December 14, 2012 at 8:59 pm Reply

    This recipe contains two words I’m extremely fond of: cheese and fillo. Everything else is just gravy. :)

  24. Ashley - Baker by Natureposted December 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm Reply

    Ahem – this is brilliant!!!

  25. kaleposted December 15, 2012 at 12:07 am Reply

    i cannot think of one thing i do not like about a cheese ball!

    then again, i’m not lactose intolerant. (how sad for them…)

  26. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted December 15, 2012 at 12:45 am Reply

    I love everything about these!!

  27. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted December 15, 2012 at 5:19 am Reply

    Mmm what an awesome appetizer idea!

  28. Marlyposted December 15, 2012 at 10:38 am Reply

    I love the idea of these mini cheeseballs. Can’t wait to make a vegan version!

  29. Sheree Knappposted December 15, 2012 at 8:39 pm Reply

    Thank you for all your delicious recipes and your generosity with the giveaways throughout the year. Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you and yours.

  30. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted December 16, 2012 at 11:21 am Reply

    These are super cute and creative, Sommer! I know I’d gobble up more than a few myself!

  31. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchenposted December 16, 2012 at 5:55 pm Reply

    So darn cute, is what these are! I love the idea of doing a mini cheese ball. That way, you don’t have to commit to just one flavor!

  32. Chrisposted December 19, 2012 at 10:04 am Reply

    What a great idea! Quick, adorable, make ahead, and flexible. You nailed the perfect holiday party food, Sommer.

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