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  • Active Time : 30 minutes
  • Total Time : 30 minutes
  • Serves : 48 appetizers


  • 1/2 loaf Italian-style bread slized 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded smoked Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 slices thick sliced bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


Using a 1 to 1½ -inch diameter biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter, cut bread rounds from bread slices (about 48 rounds). Set aside.

In food processor or blender, combine remaining ingredients; process until finely chopped and well combined.

Spread a heaping ½ teaspoonful of mixture on each bread round. Place on a baking sheet. Place baking sheet in freezer. When frozen, transfer crostini to an airtight container.

To Bake: Remove desired amount of crostini from freezer and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a preheat 375°F oven 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 2 minutes before serving.

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