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Mini Reindeer Cheese Balls

These Mini Reindeer Cheese Balls are the perfect Christmas appetizer. Quick to make, this reindeer snack is fun to make with kids! 10

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, cheese, cheese ball, snacks
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 326 kcal
Author Jamie


  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened, 2 packages
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 strips bacon finely chopped or 1 package real bacon bits
  • 1 medium tomato cut into 20 small cubes
  • 40 pretzels


  1. Combine cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, and shredded cheddar cheese in a medium bowl. Mix until well combined.
  2. Place cheese mixture in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Using a tablespoon, scoop cheese mixture and form into a ball. Roll each ball in chopped bacon. Place cheese balls back in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Place a piece of cubed tomato in the center of the ball as a nose.
  5. Cut each pretzel in half, the cut the loop off the top of each pretzel half. Place one half on each side of the ball as antlers.

Recipe Notes

This makes 20 mini cheese balls.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Reindeer Cheese Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 635mg28%
Potassium 145mg4%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Calcium 209mg21%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Vitamin A 938IU19%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. We are not nutritionist and this data was calculated via WP Recipe Maker to the best of our ability. Always check nutrition values yourself based on the ingredients you use.