I love making desert cheese balls ~ They are easy ~ love the fact that they are make a head ~ and always go over big. They are a great make and take desert.~ Here are some of my fav's to make ~ Twila*
Turtle Cheesecake Ball2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 1 stick (1/2 cup) real butter 1 tsp vanilla extract3 tbsp brown sugar 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup miniature semisweet chipsSoften cream cheese and butter. Beat well and cream in brown sugar and confectioners' sugar. Add vanilla extract. Fold in chips. Refrigerate in a bowl for 3 hours. Roll in chopped pecans.To serve, pour caramel sauce over the top and add more chopped pecans. Serve with sliced apples, graham crackers or vanilla wafers.
Butterfinger Cheesecake Ball2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 tablespoons brown sugar 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar 1 cup crushed Butterfinger candy bars 1 cup coarsely chopped Butterfinger candy barsSoften cream cheese and butter. Beat well, then cream in brown sugar and confectioners' sugar. Add vanilla extract. Fold in chopped Butterfinger candy bars. Refrigerate in a bowl for 3 hours.Roll into a ball and roll in crushed Butterfinger candy bars.
Caramel Apple Cheese Ball8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup finely diced tart apples 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained VERY well 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup chopped pecans, dividedIn a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, apple, pineapple and spices. Blend well. Add 1/2 cup pecans; blend well. Form into a ball and roll in remaining pecans to coat. Refrigerate until firm.Serve with crackers or celery sticks.
Chocolate Peppermint CheeseballServe with chocolate-flavored "Nilla" wafers or chocolate graham crackers 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips1 cup peppermint candies (about 36)2 cups pecans8 ounces cream cheese, softenedProcess the chocolate chips, peppermint candies and pecans in a blender or food processor until finely ground. Place the mixture in an airtight plastic bag until ready to use. There will be enough mixture to make several cheese balls.When ready to make a cheese ball, place the cream cheese in a bowl. Remove 1/2 cup of the ground candy-nut mixture from the bag and mix with cream cheese. Shape into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours or until firm.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Ball16 ounces cream cheese1 stick(1/2 cup) real butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 tablespoons brown sugar3/4 cup confectioners' sugar1 cup chopped fresh strawberries1 cup graham cracker crumbsSoften cream cheese and butter. Beat well. Cream in brown sugar and confectioners' sugar. Add vanilla extract. Fold in strawberries. Refrigerate in a bowl for 3 hours.Form into a ball, then roll in crushed graham cracker crumbs.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cheese Ball16 ounces cream cheese1 stick (1/2 cup) real butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 tablespoons brown sugar3/4 cup confectioners' sugar1 cup chopped peanuts1/2 cup peanut butter chips chips1/2 cup chopped peanut butter cupsSoften cream cheese and butter. Beat well, then cream in brown sugar and confectioners' sugar. Add vanilla extract. Fold in peanut butter chips. Fold in candy. Refrigerate in a bowl for 3 hours.Form into a ball, then roll in chopped peanuts.
Mixed Fruit Ball16 ounces cream cheese, softened1/4 pound cheddar cheese, grated1 teaspoon coriander1/4 cup raisins, diced1/4 cup dried apricots, diced1/4 cup dried dates, diced1/4 cup dried prunes, diced1 cup pecans, choppedMix cream cheese, cheddar cheese and coriander until well blended. Add dried fruits and stir gently. Shape into a ball and roll in pecans. Refrigerate overnight.Serve surrounded by clusters of red and green grapes and wedges of unpeeled apples.
Heath Bar Cheese Ball16 ounces cream cheese1 stick (1/2 cup) butter (no substitutes)1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 tablespoons brown sugar3/4 cup confectioners' sugar1 cup chopped pecans1 cup crushed Heath bar bitsSoften cream cheese and butter. Beat well, then cream in brown sugar and confectioners' sugar. Add vanilla extract. Fold in candy. Refrigerate in a bowl for 3 hours.Form into a ball, then roll in chopped pecans
Almond Fruited CheeseballINGREDIENTS:
Gingered Orange Cheesecake BallIngredients
1. Combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, orange peel, and orange juice in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed about 30 seconds or until combined. Stir in ginger. Line a 1-1/2- to 2-cup mold with plastic wrap. Carefully spoon in cheese mixture, pressing gently; spread top to smooth it. Cover and chill for 3 to 24 hours. 2. To serve, invert mold onto a serving platter; remove plastic wrap. Top with nuts and coconut. Serve with fruit and pound cake and/or shortbread cookies.
Gm Twila ~ Very nice post with lots of great sounding recipes ~ Janie ~ Thanks a bunch ~
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THANK-YOU so much!!!! I too, LOVE a good dessert cheeseball. They are always very popular at our work potlucks!!!Kate
Thanks for all the awesome recipes!
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That Key Lime one sounds grreat! I am a huge lime fan!
Wow this is great!
Awesome ~ Thanks Twila ~ Janie
Ah, an oldie that I missed. Had to smile Twila, I agree, what's not to love!
and thanks for the bump!
Great recipes, I will be saving these.
I would love a Key Lime Cheese Ball Recipe.
cosettegenI would love a Key Lime Cheese Ball Recipe.
I haven't tried this Key Lime one yet. Good thread of dessert cheese balls on this post.~Alliea
By Brandess on April 03, 2008-Food.com
"Prep time does include the 2 hour refrigeration time. This is a fabulous recipe that I adapted from a key lime cheesecake recipe so I could serve a key lime cheese ball. NO more using that icky key lime powdered mix or jell-o! I serve cinnamon graham crackers, croissant and pound cake with this lovely creation. I have also served oven baked flour tortillas sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. RECIPE HAS BEEN EDITED TO REFLECT THE CORRECT INGREDIENT AMOUNTS WHICH LED TO THE FIRST 2 POSTERS CHEESE BALL NOT FORMING A BALL."
Serving Size: 1 (42 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 26
Susan-Serving as a Taste Of Home Field Editor since 2009
What a refreshing post. Thanks to all for sharing such great recipes! Janie
Great job you guys at keeping this bumped up. What a great post. Now where is Twila?
I`ll vouch for any recipe twila posts.[She`s a great cook :D]
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