Mini Doritos Cheese Balls are a quick and easy snack for summer entertaining and perfect for trips to the lake!
This post has been sponsored by Frito-Lay. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Summer is made for family fun. We love having barbecues, spending time at the lake, swimming and fishing. No matter what the activity, we have to have great snacks while we are at it.
When we moved to Oklahoma a few years ago, we bought a pontoon boat. It has been so much fun. We love to pull it out to the middle of the lake and swim. The kids also love skiing, riding the tube and the knee board.
I always make sure to pack some tasty snacks because nothing makes you hungrier than swimming. Doritos are always a favorite and these Mini Doritos Cheese Balls were a big hit with the whole family.
These Mini Doritos Cheese Balls are super easy, making them perfect for any summer celebration or trip to the lake.
Just a few simple ingredients and about 10 minutes for this quick appetizer! Cream cheese, cheddar cheese, taco seasoning and Doritos! I thought Rold Gold Pretzels Sticks were the perfect addition to these cheeseballs to make them easy to eat.
I added the softened cream cheese, cheddar and taco seasoning to a bowl and just mixed it with a wooden spoon. No fancy mixer required!
These come together so easy even the kids can handle this one. I scooped the filling in about teaspoon sized balls and rolled them with my hands.
I rolled the cheese balls in crushed Doritos for a Nacho Cheese, crunchy coating.
Since we were headed to the lake I popped the mini cheese balls into a plastic container and into the cooler.
The minute we reach the lake, Emmet is ready to get in the water! It gets pretty stinking hot here in the summer and the lake is always a fun reprieve.
The lake is our probably our favorite destination for off-time during the summer. We will often go during the week when we have the lake to ourselves. That is one thing about living on a cattle ranch, weekdays and weekends are the same when it comes to work.
After a bit of swimming and skiing it is always snack time. The boys thought these Mini Doritos Cheese Balls were just about the best thing ever.
Time on the boat is totally relaxing and I enjoy every second of having the whole family there.
Many of our trips to the lake are spur of the moment. These Mini Doritos Cheese Balls are perfect to throw together right before we leave. They are also great for last minute entertaining.
Time at the lake makes us all happy. Good food and good times with the family, it really doesn’t get any better than that.
I will be making these Mini Doritos Cheese Balls appetizers for all of our summer get togethers. Memorial Day, July 4th and all of the barbecues in between. They are quick, easy and delicious, everything I love when it comes to party food. I will also be making these Doritos Chicken Jalapeño Poppers every chance I get!
When we have a get together, I don’t like to spend my time in the kitchen. I like to visit with my guests and enjoy the party. Quick and easy recipes are a must for summer entertaining. You can find more easy summer entertaining ideas on the Frito- Lay Say Yes To Summer Pinterest Board.
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- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- ½ cup crushed Doritos
- Rold Gold Pretzels Sticks for serving
- Add softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar and taco seasoning to a small bowl and stir until well combined.
- Scoop into about teaspoon- sized balls and roll in crushed Doritos.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
- Add Rold Gold Pretzels Sticks into each mini cheese ball for easy serving.