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Air Fryer Jalapeno Cheese Balls

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These Jalapeno Cheese Balls are my new favorite appetizer and made in the Air Fryer. They taste amazing and will be perfect at any of your get-togethers or just for a fun snack. Put cheese, bacon and jalapenos together and you’re in business!

Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Balls

Air Fryer Jalapeno Cheese Balls

Ingredients You Will Need:

(full amounts in recipe box below)

  • cream cheese 
  • mozzarella cheese
  • smoked bacon cheddar shredded
  • jalapenos seeds 
  • bacon 
  • flour
  • egg
  • Panko bread crumbs



Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Balls

Spiced flour 

  • flour
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • onion powder

How To Make Jalapeno Cheese Balls

Directions

  1. Place all of the cheese ball ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine well.

Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Balls

  1. Cover a baking tray with parchment paper and set to the side
  2. 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.
  3. Put the baking tray in the freezer for about 15 minutes until they are firm.
  4. While the cheese balls are in the freezer prepare the dredging station.
  5. In one bowl add the flour, garlic powder, cayenne, and onion powder, mix to combine.
  6. Whisk the eggs in a seperate bowl.
  7. Place the Panko crumbs in a third bowl.

Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Balls

Dredging steps

  1. Place the chilled cheese balls in the spiced flour mix.
  2. Now coat with eggs, followed by the flour again, and the egg mix again.
  3. Finally coat the cheese balls with the panko crumbs and set aside on the baking tray again.
  4. Pre-heat if needed your Air fryer to 360°
  5. Place the cheese bites in a single layer.

Air Fryer Jalapeno Cheese Balls

  1. You may need to cook in batches.
  2. Cook for 9 minutes
  3. Remove the cheese balls from the Air fryer.
  4. Serve warm with dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Jalapeno Cheese Balls

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Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Balls

Air Fryer Jalapeno Cheese Balls

Published By Jill
These jalapeno cheese balls are my new favorite appetizer. They taste amazing and will be perfect at any of your get-togethers or just for a fun snack. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 29 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 322 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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 bread crumbs

Spiced flour:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp 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 seperate 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: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 14gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 489mgPotassium: 154mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 655IUVitamin C: 8.3mgCalcium: 230mgIron: 1.3mg
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Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Balls

 

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What if I don’t have an air fryer? Could I bake this? Should I add or delete anything in that case? We aren’t real big on fried food so frying in oil isn’t an option. Thank you!

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