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Pork Rind, Pecan, Jalapeño & Creamy Cheddar Cheese Balls


  • 1⁄2 cup Southern Recipe Small Batch Pork Rind crumbs

  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese

  • 2 cups sharp cheddar, shredded

  • 1⁄4 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1⁄4 tsp. onion powder

  • 1 Tbsp. jalapeño, minced

  • 1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1⁄2 cup pecan nuts, chopped


  1. In a stand mixer, combine the cream cheese, cheddar, garlic, onion, Jalapeño, salt, and mix until smooth and fully incorporated with the paddle attachment.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine the chopped pecans and pork rind crumbs.

  3. With a teaspoon or small ice cream scoop, portion the cheese mix and form it into a small bit-sized ball with your hand.

  4. Drop the ball into the pork rind and pecan bowl, rolling the ball until covered completely.

  5. Repeat until all balls are coated, then serve.


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