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Cream cheese balls recipe

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Cream cheese is mixed with chives and rolled in crumbled German pumpernickel, which you can find in specialty stores and online.

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IngredientsMakes: 40 cheese balls

  • 1 tub (280g) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons minced chives
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 slices imported German pumpernickel bread, finely crumbled

MethodPrep:20min ›Ready in:20min

  1. Mix cream cheese with chives, salt and pepper in a bowl. Cover with cling foil and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Take the cheese out of the fridge. Using a spoon take small lumps about the size of a walnut and shape into balls (this is best done with slightly moist hands). Place pumpernickel crumbs on a plate and roll the cheese balls in them till evenly covered. Chill until serving.

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  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 3 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped semi-sweet chocolate or milk chocolate chips
  • 24 whole peanut halves (optional, for decoration)

Step 1

1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil, set aside.

2. Combine the softened cream cheese, 3 cups powdered sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt in the large bowl of an electric mixer.

3. Mix the candy on medium speed for several minutes until the mixture is well-combined. If the dough appears to be too sticky, add the extra powdered sugar and mix until it is somewhat stiff but still pliable and not dry.

4. Using a teaspoon or a candy scoop, for the candy into small balls (about 1” in diameter or less) and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Place the candy in the freezer or refrigerator to chill until set, about 20 minutes in the freezer or 1 hour in the refrigerator.

5. Once you are ready to dip the balls, melt or temper the chocolate according to your preference. Make sure to melt the chocolate in short intervals in the microwave or over a double burner, so that it does not overheat.

6. Dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate using dipping tools or two forks. Return the dipped balls to the baking sheet, and while the chocolate is still wet, top each ball with a peanut half. Repeat with remaining candy.

7. Place the dipped candies in the refrigerator to set the chocolate. Store the balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.


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  • Lining your baking sheet with either parchment paper or a silicon baking mat will ensure they don’t stick to the pan.
  • For the best results you want to use cheddar cheese that you shredded yourself. The pre-shredded kind has additives in there that can sometimes make your meatballs flat.
  • To make easy work of mixing, use your stand mixer. It may seem like over kill, but it will make it so much easier to get everything well blended.
  • Serve with a variety of dips. Barbecue Sauce, Honey Mustard, and Ranch are great ideas.
  • You can definitely make these cream cheese sausage balls ahead of time. The recipe calls for them to be in the fridge a for 10 minutes before baking. But if you cover them they can sit in there for up to 2 days before baking.
  • I like to use breakfast pork sausage for this recipe, but you could use Italian Sausage or even a Spicy Pork Sausage to give them more flavor.

Yes, you definitely can freeze them. You can freeze them pre-cooked or even freeze the leftovers.

  • To freeze them pre-cooked place them on a baking tray and put the tray in the freezer for a few hours. Once the meatballs are frozen, transfer them to a freezer safe storage bag or air tight container. Then just let them thaw for 30 minutes before you bake them.
  • To freeze leftovers make sure they are at room temperature and then store in an air tight container in the freezer. Let them thaw in the fridge before you reheat.

Such an easy appetizer recipe you can make in no time! I love that you can make it ahead of time, so there is not scrambling last minute to get everything ready.

No matter what the occasion, even Tuesday night dinner, these meatballs will be a hit!


  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 4 - 4.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cups peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 12 oz. chocolate candy coating
  • Optional: 24 whole peanut halves (for decoration)

Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil, set aside.

Combine the softened cream cheese, 4 cups powdered sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt in the large bowl of an electric mixer.

Mix the candy on medium speed for several minutes until the mixture is well-combined and homogenous. If the dough appears to be too sticky, add the remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar and mix until it is somewhat stiff but still pliable and not dry.

Using a teaspoon or a candy scoop, for the candy into small balls (about 1 inch in diameter or less) and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

Place the candy in the freezer or refrigerator to chill until set, about 20 minutes in the freezer or 1 hour in the refrigerator.

Once you are ready to dip the balls, place the chocolate candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

Dip the peanut butter balls into the melted chocolate using dipping tools or two forks.

Return the dipped balls to the baking sheet, and while the chocolate is still wet, top each ball with a peanut half. Repeat with remaining candy.

Place the dipped candies in the refrigerator to set the chocolate. Store the balls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.