Have you ever eaten something that was so yummy and comforting that you feel like it actually changed your life? I know I have! I’m about to share this recipe with you because it’s too good not to share: Jalapeno Cream Cheese Bacon Bites. Have you ever heard of anything more delicious in your life? It’s one of my favorite appetizers…bite-sized happiness.
Honestly, there’s just something in general about bite-sized snacks that gets me going, and my family feels the same way. Besides the Jalapeno Cream Cheese Bacon Bites, these Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders are a huge hit as well. If it’s easy to create and gets my kids to eat, I’m in. Since we’re in full-blown bite-size comfort food mode, make sure you also grab the recipe for these Loaded Mashed Potato Bites.
Are you guys ready to get cooking? It’ll be hard for you to wait for these puppies to be cooled before you pop them in your mouth. I hope you enjoy these Jalapeño Cream Cheese Bacon Bites as much as I do! If you’ve got other favorite bite-sized foods, be sure to share them with me in the comments below!
Jalapeno Cream Cheese Bacon Bites
8 oz cream cheese softened
6 oz mozzarella cheese shredded
6 oz smoked bacon cheddar shredded
6 jalapenos seeds removed, chopped finely
10 pieces of bacon sliced finely and cooked to crispy bits
4 eggs- beaten
3 cups of Panko breadcrumbs
Spiced flour :
Place all of the cheese ball ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine well.
Cover a baking tray with parchment paper and set to the side
Using a small ice cream scoop/cookie dough scooper spoon, portion out the cheese mix and make 1 inch balls. Place the balls on a baking tray.
Put the baking tray in the freezer for about 15 minutes until they are firm.
While the cheese balls are in the freezer prepare the dredging station.
In one bowl add the flour, garlic powder, cayenne, and onion powder, mix to combine.
Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl.
Place the Panko crumbs in a third bowl.
Place the chilled cheese balls in the spiced flour mix.
Now coat with eggs, followed by the flour again, and the egg mix again.
Finally, coat the cheese balls with the panko crumbs and set aside on the baking tray again.
Pre-heat if needed your Air fryer to 360°
Place the cheese bites in a single layer.
You may need to cook in batches.
Cook for 9 minutes
Remove the cheese balls from the Air Fryer.
Serve warm with dipping sauce. Enjoy!
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