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Mini Cheese Ball Love Bugs

Updated February 21, 2017

mini cheese ball love bugs

Want to stay clear of chocolate for Valentine’s Day? Give these adorable Mini Cheese Ball Love Bugs a try as they are great for the kid’s classroom parties or the office. The kids can even join in the fun of making them. Enjoy!

mini cheese ball love bugs ingredients

Mini Cheese Ball Love Bugs


  • Flavored cream cheese (you can also use your favorite cheese ball recipe)
  • Shredded cheese (any white cheese will work)
  • Butterfly shaped crackers
  • Chow mein noodles or pretzel sticks
  • Black olives
  • Pepperoni



  1. Add shredded cheese to a small bowl and scoop out about a tablespoon of cream cheese. Roll cream cheese into cheese to make mini cheese balls.
  2. Take your mini cheese balls and set them on top of your butterfly crackers so that your little bug has feet.
  3. Cut small hearts out of the pepperoni and attach the hearts to one end of the chow mein noodles using cream cheese as glue. Press them into the top of your cheese ball.
  4. Using a small pastry tip make the eyes. I sliced the olives in half and pressed the pastry tip into the olive and it made perfect round eyes.

love bugs


  • Julie Wood
    January 28, 2016 at 8:52 am

    These Mini Cheese Ball love bugs are so cute and will be fun to make with my daughter. Thanks for the idea!

    • Alison
      January 29, 2016 at 2:04 am

      You’re welcome. We had fun making them too!

  • Jan
    February 7, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Awww these are so cute! We always have an annual kid’s Valentine’s day party so I have to make these!!

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