Cheese Ball Pops

by Kathy Strahs on December 18, 2011 · 16 comments

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When you enter a holiday potluck carrying a basket studded with savory lollipops, people pause their conversations to check out what you’ve got there. At least that’s what happened when I brought these Cheese Ball Pops.

The idea of converting the cheese log recipe I posted a few years ago into bite-sized lollipops came to mind after I saw a Goat Cheese Pops with Herbs, Pecans and Bacon appetizer on Mom It Forward. While I was at the grocery store, collecting all of the ingredients to make the goat cheese pops for the potluck, I realized that way you make the pops is remarkably similar to the old familiar cheese log…except it’s on a stick.

So I went back to that cheese log recipe. Instead of rolling the cheese and honey mixture into a log I just rolled them into little balls. I made them a little on the small side (think Dum Dums rather than Blow Pops) so they could neatly be consumed in a single sweet and savory bite. People really went for these – they thought it was a fun spin on the traditional appetizer. I’m sharing the recipe and rolling technique that I used but I’ll bet you could easily adapt almost any cheese log recipe into pops. Give it a try!

Cheese Ball Pops

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen December 19, 2011 at 12:38 AM

Such a great idea and I love all the cheeses you’ve put in them.
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Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) December 19, 2011 at 4:58 AM

Lovely presentation! What’s more fun than food on a stick?
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Lori @ RecipeGirl December 19, 2011 at 8:06 AM

Darling idea for a holiday party. Love it!
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Lauren December 19, 2011 at 8:16 AM

Wow wow wow. This is a genius idea!!
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vanillasugarblog December 19, 2011 at 8:21 AM

ok you win most creative recipe girl!
excellent idea for the holidays


Angie @ Bigbearswife December 19, 2011 at 8:52 AM

These look so beautiful and festive!
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sara December 19, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Yum, these look so tasty! Totally perfect for a holiday party. 🙂
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naomi December 19, 2011 at 10:34 AM

What a fun idea for cheese balls! Love it.
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Cooking Rookie December 31, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Great idea! It’s the first time I see a “pop” appetizer – so cute! Happy and yummy 2012 to you, Kathy!


amberZon November 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Hi Kathy, This is Amber from Brashear Kids, I just wanted to let you know we shared your creative cheese ball pops recipe in our round up! We think this recipe is absolutely genius! Thanks so much for sharing it!


Eli@coachdaddy December 4, 2013 at 1:45 PM

If I brought these to a holiday party, I’d hope I didn’t get too many red lights in traffic. I’d probably eat one (OK, three) each time the car stopped!
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Cathy | She Paused 4 Thought December 4, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Brilliant. This is the perfect party appetizer.


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