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Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Balls

by Nina L. Palmer – Updated May 26, 2020
Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Balls
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Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Balls – These super festive cheese balls only take 10 minutes and are loaded with cream cheese, cranberries and crunchy walnuts and pecans. Kids and adults will enjoy spreading these delicious appetizers on toast or crackers, and they’re so easy to make. Make several batches of these cream cheese balls because they won’t last long on your table – definitely a crowd pleaser!

Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Balls - These super festive cheese balls won't last long on your table - definitely a crowd pleaser! Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Ingredients list for the Cranberry Pecan Cream Cheese Ball

  • 16 oz (450g) cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups nuts (walnut, pecan…) divided
  • 1 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh chive

Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Balls - These super festive cheese balls won't last long on your table - definitely a crowd pleaser!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Balls - These super festive cheese balls won't last long on your table - definitely a crowd pleaser!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Balls - These super festive cheese balls won't last long on your table - definitely a crowd pleaser!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Balls - These super festive cheese balls won't last long on your table - definitely a crowd pleaser!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Balls - These super festive cheese balls won't last long on your table - definitely a crowd pleaser!Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, cinnamon and honey (or maple syrup) until fluffy. Add 1/2 cup pecan chips, and mix well combine. Set aside.

2. Line a plate or cookie sheet with parchment paper. Toss together remaining nuts, dried cranberries, and chopped chives.

3. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out one ball of cheese filling and toss into the nut mixture. Continue until all cheese balls have been rolled in the coating.

4. Refrigerate the cranberry nut cream cheese balls until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Notes:

  • Serve with crackers, toasted bread or as is with a toothpick.
  • You can make these up to three days before, store them in the refrigerator sealed in an airtight container.
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