Tasty, fast, and delicious Bacon Wrapped Cheese Bombs are perfectly bite-sized. Filled with cheese, wrapped with bacon, ready to enjoy!
Bacon Wrapped Cheese Bombs
If you’re looking for a simple appetizer or a fun side dish for any meal, you can’t go wrong with anything filled with cheese. More specifically, these cheese bombs wrapped in bacon are literally “the bomb.” (Don’t tell my kids I said that—I’m certain it’s uncool and no longer trending lol.)
I’m always looking for fun new recipes that are fast and easy to whip up and this bacon recipe has never let me down. With just four simple ingredients needed, there is literally no reason to not add these to your appetizer rotation asap.
This is also a super simple recipe that the kids can join in and help cook as well. They can easily help pinch shut the dough and line the baking sheet full of these tasty little beauties.
How do you know when bacon wrapped cheese bombs are done baking in the oven?
The biggest indicator that they’re finished baking is the dough. If it’s golden brown then they’re done baking. Since the bacon is already cooked and you’re simply melting the cheese, you really just have to be certain that the biscuits are cooked all the way. Visual cues are the best for determining when they’re done baking.
Can you use homemade biscuit dough instead of canned or refrigerated dough?
You bet—I just like and appreciate shortcuts. If you have a dough recipe that you love and enjoy, use it! Homemade dough is delicious and would only add even more wonderful flavor to this simple cheese and bacon recipe.
I think once you make this simple recipe, you’re going to be geared up and ready to make it again right away!
Ingredients needed to make Cheese Bites Wrapped in Bacon
Gather the list of ingredients below to get started. You might even already have them on hand!
- refrigerated biscuit dough
- mozzarella cheese
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Cheese Bombs
As you can see, you can easily make up this simple appetizer with just a few easy steps. Fast, simple, and full of flavor.
Preheat the oven
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Cover a baking sheet
Prepare a large baking sheet by completely covering it with aluminum foil and spray it with cooking spray.
Cook the bacon
In a skillet, cook bacon until it begins to brown. If it is cooked too much, you will not be able to wrap it around the biscuit dough.
Prepare the cheese bombs
On a nonstick surface, press each slice of biscuit dough until it is flat. Cut two tablespoons of butter and set it aside.
Slice remaining butter into eight pieces. Lay a slice of butter and a piece of cheese in the middle.
Gently fold the dough around the butter and cheese.
Seal the dough
Seal the dough tightly to be sure the cheese doesn’t leak out.
Wrap the bacon
Wrap each dough ball with a strip of bacon and secure the ends with a toothpick.
Bake the bombs
Place bacon-wrapped balls on your prepared baking sheet. Melt the remaining butter and brush it over top of each biscuit. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until biscuits are cooked through and golden brown.
Tips for Making Cheese Bombs Wrapped in Bacon
While this recipe is super simple and fast, be certain that you read the following tips below. Why make an easily avoidable mistake when it could be avoided!
- The biggest tip to keep in mind when making these cheese bombs is that you need to ensure that you’re sealing the dough. If there are any spots for the cheese to melt out of, it’s going to happen so sealing the dough is key. (but don’t worry, you can still totally eat the melted cheese!)
- If you want to lower the fat content of these tasty treats, you can use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon. It won’t have as much flavor but it will still be yummy.
- Vary the type of cheese that you put inside the cheese bombs to change the taste. It’s amazing how swapping cheeses is a fast way to make these tasty bites have a totally different flavor.
- Make certain to let them cool down a bit—they’re going to be hot in the middle! That melted cheese cand enclosed biscuit really does a great job of holding in the heat.
How do you store leftover cheese bites?
You’ll want to store these in the fridge in a container with a lid. Once you’re ready to eat them again and enjoy that flavor, just pop them in the microwave for a few short seconds. You can also put them back into the oven on a low and slow setting to warm them up as well. (Just don’t venture far as you don’t want to overheat and burn.)
This is a simple and easy recipe that is going to get gobbled up as soon as you set it on the table. You might as well make a double batch so that you can actually have some!
You can make this appetizer as fun finger food, and it’s a great recipe for a party, easy tailgating ideas, or a tasty treat that you can snuggle up at home on the weekends and enjoy. No matter why you make it, bacon wrapped cheese bombs are always a good choice.
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- 1 can refrigerated biscuit dough (8 biscuits)
- 8 slices bacon
- 8 cubes mozzarella cheese (about 3/4-inch by 3/4-inch)
- 1/2 cup butter, divided
- Preheat oven to 400oF.
- Prepare a large baking sheet by completely covering it with aluminum foil and spray it with cooking spray.
- In a skillet, cook bacon until it begins to brown. If it is cooked too much, you will not be able to wrap it around the biscuit dough.
- On a nonstick surface, press each slice of biscuit dough until it is flat.
- Cut off 2 tablespoons of butter and set it aside.
- Slice remaining butter into 8 pieces.
- Lay a slice or butter and a piece of cheese in the middle.
- Gently fold the dough around the butter and cheese. Seal the dough tightly to be sure the cheese doesn’t leak out.
- Wrap each dough ball with a strip of bacon and secure the ends with a toothpick.
- Place bacon-wrapped balls on your prepared baking sheet.
- Melt remaining butter and brush it over top of each biscuit.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until biscuits are cooked through and golden brown.
Amount Per Serving Calories 259Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 64mgSodium 531mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 11g
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