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  • 10 Desert Cheese Ball Recipes (What's Not To Love :)

    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 Ball

    2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
    1 stick (1/2 cup) real butter
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    3 tbsp brown sugar
    3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    1 cup chopped pecans
    1 cup miniature semisweet chips

    Soften 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 Ball

    2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
    1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    1 cup crushed Butterfinger candy bars
    1 cup coarsely chopped Butterfinger candy bars
    Soften 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 Ball

    8 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, divided
    In 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 Cheeseball


    Serve with chocolate-flavored "Nilla" wafers or chocolate graham crackers

    1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
    1 cup peppermint candies (about 36)
    2 cups pecans
    8 ounces cream cheese, softened

    Process 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 Ball

    16 ounces cream cheese
    1 stick(1/2 cup) real butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
    1 cup graham cracker crumbs

    Soften 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 Ball

    16 ounces cream cheese
    1 stick (1/2 cup) real butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    1 cup chopped peanuts
    1/2 cup peanut butter chips chips
    1/2 cup chopped peanut butter cups

    Soften 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 Ball

    16 ounces cream cheese, softened
    1/4 pound cheddar cheese, grated
    1 teaspoon coriander
    1/4 cup raisins, diced
    1/4 cup dried apricots, diced
    1/4 cup dried dates, diced
    1/4 cup dried prunes, diced
    1 cup pecans, chopped

    Mix 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 Ball

    16 ounces cream cheese
    1 stick (1/2 cup) butter (no substitutes)
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    1 cup chopped pecans
    1 cup crushed Heath bar bits

    Soften 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 Cheeseball

    INGREDIENTS:

    • 2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese
    • 1/2 c. or more raisins
    • 1/2 c. coconut
    • 1 tsp. almond extract
    • 1 c. drained, crushed pineapple,
    • unsweetened
    • 2 c. Almond Delight cereal, crushed
    • or almonds, chopped

    DIRECTIONS:

    • Whip cream cheese. Mix all ingredients, put in bowl. Cover with
    • cereal or sliced almonds. Serve with crackers, apple slices, pears,
    • carrots, sweet breads.

     

    Pineapple Cheese Ball


    INGREDIENTS:
    • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 
    • 1 cup minced celery
    • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
    • 1 teaspoon minced onion
    • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
    • 1 cup chopped pecans
    DIRECTIONS:
    1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, celery, bell pepper, onion, and crushed pineapple. Divide the mixture in half and form two balls out of the mixture. Roll each ball in the pecans. Chill until ready to serve.

     

    Gingered Orange Cheesecake Ball

    Ingredients

    • 1 8-ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
    • 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
    • 1/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel
    • 1 tablespoon orange juice
    • 2 teaspoons very finely chopped crystallized ginger
    • 3 tablespoons toasted coconut
    • 3 tablespoons finely chopped toasted macadamia nuts
    • Fresh fruit, such as pear slices, apple slices, pineapple wedges, star fruit slices, strawberries
    • Toasted pound cake slices and/or shortbread cookies

    Directions

     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.

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  • Re: 10 Desert Cheese Ball Recipes (What's Not To Love :)

     Gm  Twila Coffee~ 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

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    Thanks for all the awesome recipes!

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    Key Lime Cheese Ball Ingredients 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup graham cracker (coarsely crushed cinnamon flavor) 2 tablespoons key lime juice 2 tablespoons key lime zest (grated ) Directions 1 Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl until well combined. 2 Form into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 2 hours until ball is solid. 3 Remove cheese ball from the fridge and roll in the graham cracker crumbs. 4 Serve with extra cinnamon graham crackers, baked croissants and pound cake.
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    That Key Lime one sounds grreat! I am a huge lime fan!

     

    Thanks!

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    Wow this is great!

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  • Re: 10 Desert Cheese Ball Recipes (What's Not To Love :)

    Awesome ~  Thanks  Twila ~  Janie

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  • Re: 10 Desert Cheese Ball Recipes (What's Not To Love :)

    Ah, an oldie that I missed. Had to smile Twila, I agree, what's not to love!

    Thank-you

    and thanks for the bump!

    Jill

     

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  • Re: 10 Desert Cheese Ball Recipes (What's Not To Love :)

    Great recipes, I will be saving these.

    I would love a Key Lime Cheese Ball Recipe. 

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    I 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

    Key Lime Cheese Ball

    By Brandess on April 03, 2008-Food.com

     4 Reviews
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    • Prep Time: 2 hrs
    • Total Time: 2 hrs
    • Serves: 26, Yield: 1 Cheese
      Ball

    About This Recipe

    "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."

    Ingredients

      • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room
        temperature
      • 23; cup sugar
      • ¼ cup graham crackers ( coarsely crushed
        cinnamon flavor)
      • 2 tablespoons key lime juice
      • 2 tablespoons key lime zest ( grated )

    Directions

    1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl
      until well combined.
    2. Form into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and
      chill in the fridge for 2 hours until ball is solid.
    3. Remove cheese ball from the fridge and roll
      in the graham cracker crumbs.
    4. Serve with extra cinnamon graham crackers,
      baked croissants and pound cake.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 1 (42 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 26

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 145.3
     
    Calories from Fat 110
    75%
    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat 12.2g
    18%
    Saturated Fat 7.6g
    38%
    Cholesterol 38.3mg
    12%
    Sugars 5.4
    g
    Sodium 108.1mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 6.7g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0g
    0%
    Sugars 5.4
    g
    21%
    Protein 2.6g
    5%

     

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  • Re: 10 Desert Cheese Ball Recipes (What's Not To Love :)

    Thank you! 

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    What a refreshing post.  Thanks to all for sharing such great recipes!  Janie

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  • Re: 10 Desert Cheese Ball Recipes (What's Not To Love :)

    Great job you guys at keeping this bumped up. What a great post. Now where is Twila?

    Thanks again!

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  • Re: 10 Desert Cheese Ball Recipes (What's Not To Love :)

    I`ll vouch for any recipe twila posts.[She`s a great cook :D]

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