Jalapeño Bacon Balls

I have very few recipes that I made up by myself – I curate (choose something that I think looks “do-able” and might taste yummy) and try and make it – see if it works for me on my fitness and health journey. This one is adapted from Keto Fat Bombs (2nd edition) by Adele Baker

  • Author: Adele Baker
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10


  • 3 oz bacon, cooked, fat reserved
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp bacon fat, reserved
  • 1 tsp jalapeño pepper, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro, finely chopped


  1. On a cutting board, chop bacon into small pieces.
  2. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, bacon fat, jalapeño, and cilantro. Mix well with a fork.
  3. Form mixture into 6 balls.
  4. Place bacon pieces on a medium plate and roll individual balls through to coat evenly.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 3 days.


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 135
  • Fat: 11
  • Carbohydrates: 0 (Net)
  • Protein: 7