white chocolate cranberry cheese ball

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Maggie May Schill
from Jacksonville, FL

I made this epic cheese ball for a Thanksgiving gathering. My husband said it was weird to have a sweet cheese ball. He's used to those cheddar cheese ranch dressing lumps of cheese dip. However it was a real hit at the party. It sort of tastes like a mound of cheese cake.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 40
prep time 4 Hr
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For white chocolate cranberry cheese ball

  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    salted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp
    spiced rum (or 1 tsp of artificial rum flavoring)
  • 1 c
    white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    dried cranberries
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • FOR TOPPING:
  • 1 c
    graham crackers, crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, in pieces

How To Make white chocolate cranberry cheese ball

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and butter until completely incorporated together.
  • 2
    Mix in vanilla extract and rum. Mix until completely smooth.
  • 3
    Fold in chocolate chips and cranberries.
  • 4
    Put in refrigerator covered for at least 2 hours.
  • 5
    On a large plate mix together graham crackers crumbs and pecans.
  • 6
    Take cheese ball mixture out of refrigerator, and form it into a large ball with your hands.
  • 7
    Roll the cheese ball in the graham cracker crumb and pecan mixture until it is coated evenly.
  • 8
    Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • 9
    I served the cheese ball on a large platter with ginger snaps.
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