Spread the love with our Lovebug Mini Cheese Balls recipe. Not only are these appetizers delicious, but they're also super adorable. Add some whimsy next time you entertain with our Lovebug Mini Cheese Balls.
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 18 Servings
This tool adjusts ingredient amounts only, not method or nutrition information. Additional changes to equipment, baking times, etc. may be needed for recipe success.
1 stalk celery
18 slices pepperoni
1-1/2 pkg. (250 g each) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
Cut celery into 4 lengthwise strips, then cut each strip crosswise into 9 (1-inch-long) pieces. Discard any remaining celery pieces.
Use sharp knife or kitchen shears to cut 2 small hearts out of each pepperoni slice; reserve for later use. Finely chop pepperoni trimmings.
Mix cream cheese, onions, bacon and chopped pepperoni until blended. Roll into 18 balls, using about 1 Tbsp. cream cheese mixture for each ball.
Place mozzarella in pie plate. Roll cheese balls, 1 at a time, in mozzarella until cheese ball is evenly coated on all sides with mozzarella.
Place 1 cheese ball on each cracker. Add 2 pepperoni hearts to each for the lovebug's eyes and 2 celery sticks for the antennae.
Refrigerate 30 min.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
For easy cleanup, use a small scoop to portion the cream cheese mixture for each cheese ball. Then, use a fork to toss each cheese ball with the mozzarella.
Enjoy eating appetizers at a social occasion, but be mindful of portion size so you don’t overdo it on calories.
For convenience, these fun snacks can be refrigerated up to 4 hours before serving.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 10 g
Saturated fat 6 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 220 mg
Carbohydrate 4 g
Fibre 0 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 4 g
18 servings, 1 lovebug each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.