Cheddar-Bacon Balls

13 Sep


6 slices bacon, chopped

8-oz. pkg. Cheddar cheese, cubed

1/4 c. butter, cubed

2 T. fresh parsley, chopped

2 T. green onions, chopped

2 T. hot banana pepper rings

1/4 c. toasted pecans, finely chopped assorted crackers

Cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving one tablespoon drippings. 
In a blender or food processor, blend cheese, butter, parsley, green onions and pepper rings. 
Add bacon and reserved drippings; process until bacon is finely chopped. 
Chill mixture 3 hours, or until firm. 
Form mixture into one-inch balls. 
Roll balls in chopped pecans. 
Store in refrigerator up to 2 days before serving. 
Serve with crackers. 
Makes 2 dozen balls.

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