Recipe Tips

Use Your Air FryerHeat air fryer to 325°F. Spray crumb-coated cheese balls with cooking spray if desired.  Place, in batches, in single layer in air fryer basket, leaving spaces between cheese balls.  Cook 3 to 5 min. or until cheese balls are crisp and golden brown.   Place on paper towel-covered cooling rack; cool slightly. 

Make AheadThese fun-to-eat cheese poppers can be partially prepped ahead of time. Coat cheese balls with ingredients as directed. Place in single layer on baking sheet.  Freeze 1 hour, then transfer cheese balls to freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Freeze up to 1 week.  Refrigerate frozen cheese balls overnight to thaw before cooking as directed. Note: If cooking the cheese balls in an air fryer, no need to thaw them before cooking. 

Variation Prepare using Neufchatel cheese and/or shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese. 


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