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Easy Dessert Cheeseball

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This delicious and Easy Dessert Cheese Ball is the perfect way to end any meal. Whether hosting a dinner party or looking for a sweet treat, this dessert cheese ball will surely be a hit. It’s made with cream cheese, sugar, and favorite mix-ins, like chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit. Cheese ball recipes are the best!

It’s easy to make and can be served in just minutes. So, if you’re looking for a delicious and easy dessert cheese ball, look no further!

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Dessert dips are some of the best to have on hand this time of year!

Don’t stress out over what to make for dessert – try this easy recipe for a dessert cheeseball. You’ll be done making it and serving it to your family and friends in minutes!

Everyone loves having a yummy dessert like this because they control the delicious dip in their mouth! Which is like giving them the key to the castle!

Easy Dessert Cheeseball Recipe

An Easy Dessert Cheeseball is a delicious and easy-to-make treat that is perfect for any occasion.

It combines blended cream cheese, sugar, and other sweet ingredients and then rolls into a ball. The result is a sweet and creamy cheese ball that can be served as a dessert or snack. The best part is that it only takes a few minutes to make and can be customized with your favorite flavors.

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert or a fun snack for a party, an Easy Dessert Cheeseball is the perfect solution.

With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a delicious and unique treat that everyone will love.

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What Foods Pair Well with Easy Dessert Cheeseballs?

Easy dessert cheeseballs pair beautifully with a wide variety of foods that you most likely have in your pantry. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Cookies: Gingersnaps, shortbread, chocolate chip cookies, or even sugar cookies provide a delightful crunch that complements the creaminess of the cheeseball.
  2. Crackers: Graham crackers and pretzels are excellent choices, adding both sweetness and saltiness that contrast well with the rich flavors of the cheeseball.
  3. Fresh Fruits: Slices of apples, pears, grapes, and strawberries can add a fresh and tangy contrast to the dessert cheeseball.
  4. Dried Fruits: Dried apricots, dates, figs, or cranberries can bring a chewy texture and concentrated sweetness that works well with the rich, creamy cheeseball.
  5. Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, or pecans can give an extra crunch and earthy flavor that balances the sweetness.

The key to a great food pairing is balance — a little sweet, salty, crunchy, and smooth. Feel free to experiment and find your favorite combination!

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Best Dip Recipes:

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Creative Flavor Combinations for an Easy Dessert Cheeseball

There are countless ways to get creative with your easy dessert cheeseball. Here are a few flavor combinations to inspire you:

  1. Cookies and Cream: Mix in crushed Oreos and a dash of vanilla for a delicious twist on this beloved flavor combo.
  2. Tropical Paradise: Stir in shredded coconut, crushed pineapple, and chopped macadamia nuts. You could also roll the cheeseball in toasted coconut for that extra island flair.
  3. Pumpkin Spice: Blend in canned pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. You could roll the cheeseball in crushed ginger snaps for a fall-inspired treat.
  4. Berry Delight: Add in your favorite berry preserves and roll the cheeseball in crushed dried berries for a sweet and tangy flavor explosion.
  5. Caramel Apple: Stir in finely diced dried apples and caramel bits. Coating the cheeseball in crushed peanuts will add a delightful crunch.

These are just suggestions. Feel free to get creative and let your taste buds guide you to your perfect flavor combination! Enjoy experimenting with your easy dessert cheeseball.

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Easy Dessert Cheeseball

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Making an easy dessert cheeseball is a great way to impress your guests with a delicious and unique treat. It's simple and fun!


  • 16oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Pecan Pieces
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar


  1. Combine half of the pecans, half of the chocolate chips and all of the remaining ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Stir well to make sure all ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Place a piece of cling wrap across the top of an empty large bowl, then scoop the cheese mixture into the center of the cling wrap.
  4. Wrap the cling wrap around the cheeseball and form it into a ball.
  5. Leave the cheeseball in a smaller bowl to hold it's shape and place it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the cheeseball from the fridge, then gently peel the cling wrap from the cheeseball and place the cheeseball in the center of a plate.
  7. Combine the reserved pecans and chocolate chips and stir to mix togther well.
  8. Press the combined pecans and chocolate chips into the sides of the cheeseball, coating the entire exterior of the cheeseball.
  9. Arrange crackers or veggies around the edge of the cheeseball plate and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 443Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 27gProtein: 6g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/4/2023

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