Bacon Cream Cheese Bites

by | Mar 11, 2019 | All, Appetizers

Gooey and crunchy, this Bacon Cream Cheese Bites recipe will steal the show at any party. Guaranteed. 

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People always go crazy for bacon, right?

I have the perfect party food for you today that is just 4 ingredients, family-friendly and incredibly easy.  

These Bacon Cream Cheese Bites are in no way, shape or form healthy, but they are a simple indulgence, and I know you will be thanking me for them later.

Trust me on this one.  

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Now be prepared; these Bacon Cream Cheese Bites filled with cheesy, crunchy goodness are literally show stoppers.

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What kind of bread do I use for the bacon cream cheese bites?

Well, that depends on where you live. My cousin in New Jersey and I have a running joke about this and have had more conversations about bread than one would think.

In Minnesota, we can’t always get the Pepperidge Farm Original White Bread. It’s a crap shoot if I can find it when I want to make these appetizers for a party.

Which meant I had to find a suitable substitution and here in Minnesota, it’s English Muffin Toasting Bread. NOT English Muffins….just bread that has a similar texture.

The bacon bakes into it and it gets nice and crispy….so if you are like me and can’t always find the Pepperidge Farm Original White Bread, swap in English Muffin Bread instead. Dilemma solved.

Bacon cream cheese bites with fresh chives for garnish and toothpicks for serving.

What ingredients do you need to make this Bacon Cream Cheese Bites recipe?

You can’t go wrong when there are only a handful of ingredients. Does it get much easier than this?

  • English muffin toasting bread or Pepperidge Farm Original White Bread
  • bacon
  • cream cheese
  • chopped chives

How do you make Bacon Cream Cheese appetizers?

It’s simple to make these little bites of goodness:

  1. First, cut the crusts off the all of the bread and reserve those for another use.
  2. Spread some of the cream cheese on each slice of bread and sprinkle with chives.
  3. Using the long side of the bread, roll into a log form and spiral wrap the bacon around it.
  4. Cut in half and bake until crisp.

Easy peasy.

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Can I bake these appetizers on the grill?

You can! Start by preheating your grill to 425 degrees.

Line a baking pan with foil and place a cooling rack on top of the foil. This makes sure the bacon cream cheese bites don’t sit in the grease as they cook and allows them to get extra crispy!

Set the bacon cream cheese bites on prepared pan and grill for 20 minutes and turn them. Grill another 8-10 minutes or until crispy.

Boom. Done. And it’s an added bonus that your house doesn’t smell like bacon! 

Can you make these bacon appetizers ahead of time?

Absolutely! Prep these the morning of the party, place in a plastic container and cover tightly. Refrigerate until ready to bake.

These Bacon Cream Cheese bites, my friends, are what you call good party food.

And good party food that is easy to make and always disappear pretty much ticks every box on my list of easy appetizers. What can I say? My job here is done.

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Everyone loves bacon. Here are some more bacon appetizer recipes to try at your next party!

Warm Gruyere, Bacon, and Caramelized Onion Dip – Garnish with Lemon

Pumpkin, Bacon and Goat Cheese Dip – Living Locurto

Bacon Appetizer Crescents– Taste and Tell

Candied Bacon– Garnish with Lemon

Cheddar, Blue Cheese, and Bacon Stuffed Phyllo Mushroom Appetizers – The Little Kitchen

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Bacon cream cheese bites on a black surface with toothpicks for serving and fresh chives for garnish.


Yield: 32 appetizers

Bacon Cream Cheese Bites

Bacon Cream Cheese Bites

Bacon cream cheese bites are a crowd favorite at every party.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 loaf English Muffin Bread or Pepperidge Farm Original White Bread, crusts cut off
  • 1 (12-ounce) tub reduced fat cream cheese spread
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1 pound bacon (regular thickness)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheetwith aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. Use a knife or offset spreaderto spread a thin layer of cream cheese on each slice of bread. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of chives on top of cream cheese.
  3. Starting at one end, roll each slice of bread into a tight cylinder. Wrap a slice of bacon around each cylinder, spiraling to cover the whole piece of bread. Cut each cylinder in half. (I use my kitchen shears.)
  4. Place on baking sheet and bake until crispy and bacon is cooked through, about 20-30 minutes. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

3 appetizers

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 47mg Sodium: 836mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 17g

Make your party the best party when you serve a batch of these crunchy Bacon Cream Cheese Bites. They are ALWAYS the first appetizer gone at every party! 

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