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5 from 2 votes

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Bacon Bites

These Jalapeno Cream Cheese Bacon Bites offer everything you want in an appetizer! A combination of gooey cheese, bacon and a little bit of spice. A delicious bite-size appetizer for any occasion - game day, parties or get-togethers with family and friends! Can be made in an Air Fryer.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time9 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer, Appetizer, Bacon, Cream Cheese, Jalapeno
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 343kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 6 oz Mozzarella cheese shredded 
  • 6 oz Smoked bacon cheddar cheese shredded 
  • 6 Jalapenos seeds removed chopped finely
  • 10 pieces Bacon sliced finely and cooked to crispy bits
  • 4 Eggs beaten
  • 3 cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • Spiced flour : 
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Dredging steps: 
  • 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!

Nutrition

Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 688IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 2mg