Pine Cone Cheese Ball recipe

You’ll Love This Amazing Pine Cone Cheese Ball Recipe

Ready to elevate your holiday party spread with a festive twist? Look no further than this delightful Pine Cone Cheese Ball recipe! ?? It's not just a tasty treat; it's a showstopper that'll have your guests raving. Whether you're hosting a cozy family gathering or a lively soirée with friends, this savory creation will surely be the talk of the table. Get ready to bring a touch of woodland charm to your appetizer lineup – let's dive into the delicious details of this Pine Cone Cheese Ball masterpiece!


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  • Combine cream cheese, bacon bits, diced jalapeño, and grated cheese in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    pine cone cheese ball recipe
  • Using clean hands, work the ingredients together to create a large ball.
    pine cone cheese ball recipe
  • Chill overnight in a covered bowl to allow flavors to blend.
  • On a serving platter, divide cheese mixture into 2 portions and shape each into a pine cone. This works best by simply using your hands to roll each portion into a ball, then gently squeezing on end downwards to create somewhat of a narrow point.
  • Press the almonds at a slight angle into the cheese, starting at the narrow end of the pine cone shape. Continue to overlap rows until all of the cheese is covered.
    pine cone cheese ball recipe
  • Garnish with rosemary sprigs, and serve at room temperature with crackers or toasted crostini.


This cheese ball has a slight spiciness to it from the pepper jack cheese and jalapeño. To create a milder flavor, simply replace the pepper jack cheese with a milder cheese and substitute the jalapeño with green onions.
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As we wrap up our culinary adventure, I hope this Pine Cone Cheese Ball recipe adds joy and flavor to your celebrations. Embrace the holiday spirit with each delicious bite, and watch as this whimsical creation becomes a conversation starter at your gatherings. Feel free to get creative with your presentation – maybe pair it with an array of crackers, veggies, or artisanal bread. Remember, the beauty of this recipe lies not only in its delicious taste but also in the memories it helps create. So, gather your loved ones, share some laughter, and savor the season's magic with a Pine Cone Cheese Ball that's as delightful to make as it is to enjoy. Cheers to good food, good company, and the simple pleasures that make the holidays truly special. Wishing you a festive and flavor-packed celebration ahead!

Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.

This Post Has 31 Comments

  1. spaz926

    These are so awesome looking. I’m going to have to try this.

  2. Brenda

    This looks great! pinning it. Have a great week 🙂

  3. Sandra Watts

    This is really so pretty too! I just love the idea!

  4. Stephanie

    Cute and simple- my idea for the perfect party snack! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Stephanie

    That is so cute, and looks really yummy!

  6. Maryann D.

    This Pine Cone Cheese Ball Appetizer is a wonderful and unique idea. I would love to make this and it seems delicious too! My family would be impressed!

  7. Sarah

    This is such a great idea and so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Chellie

    This is SO cute!! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Shelly

    How cute is that cheeseball?

  10. Jessica

    This sounds delicious, and it is so festive to look at. I love that you showed us the picture of the cheese ball before you put the almonds on, too, to show us the shape better.

  11. Rosie

    Wow a great way to make an impression, and it sounds like it would be delish, too! Must do!

  12. Melissa Kaylene

    So adorable! I think this would look great on a holiday appetizer platter!

  13. Sheryl Siler

    Looking out for something to bring to a potluck..this looks quite festive!

  14. Miz Helen

    I just pinned your awesome Pine Cone Cheese Ball to my Appetizers, can’t wait to make it! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. Theresa @DearCreatives

    This sounds so yummy. PInned & shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party.

  16. Marsha A.

    What a great idea. they look too good to eat!

  17. Easypeasylifematters

    This sounds like the perfect appetizer for Christmas or anytime of the year! Thanks for sharing on Full Plate Thursday 🙂

  18. Michelle

    These are so festive!
    Brilliant idea!


  19. Amy

    These are so cute. I’m glad that I came to the Link Party Palooza and happened to see them. I am going to make one of these for a party this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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