Fry bacon pieces until crispy but not burned. Drain well and blot carefully. Try to remove as much excess fat as possible.
Mix bacon with chives and Simply Potatoes, Traditional Mashed Potatoes.
Scoop enough potato mixture to make a ball that is one or two bites. Roll into a ball, then push a cube or two of the cheese in the center and roll into a ball so that the cheese is all the way in the middle. The balls should not be very large or the cheese won't melt.
Roll finished ball in panko until well covered.
Fry in oil until browned all over.
Drain and serve as is or with condiments such as sour cream.