slices JENNIE-O® Turkey Bacon
ounces cream cheese, softened
cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
cup chopped fresh chives, divided
teaspoon smoked paprika
teaspoon garlic salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
cup finely chopped toasted pecans
serve with crackers, if desired
Preheat a nonstick skillet or electric griddle over medium heat (375°F.). Heat slices of bacon for 6-7 minutes or until desired crispness, turning frequently. Finely chop; set aside.
In medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, bacon and chives until smooth. Stir in paprika, garlic salt and pepper.
Shape into 1-inch balls. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
In small bowl, combine pecans and remaining 1 tablespoon chives.
Roll balls in pecan mixture, pressing to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.