White Chocolate Cheeseball

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This White Chocolate Cheeseball made with cream cheese, chocolate, and nuts is an easy and quick no-bake dessert or appetizer that’s perfect for any party, holiday, or get-together.

A hand dipping into a cheese ball with a graham cracker.


A homemade cheeseball is a timeless classic for holiday gatherings, and this delicious white chocolate cheeseball looks fancy, it’s super quick, and it needs only 5 ingredients! What’s truly impressive is its quick prep time. It shares the convenience of other easy-to-make dishes like a quick veggie dip and baked shrimp dip. For a twist on the traditional, try serving mini bacon cheese balls, which are always popular with guests.

Why We Love This Cheeseball Recipe

  • Prepare in Advance: You can make this recipe up to a week ahead and keep it refrigerated, although it’s best to add the nuts just before serving to keep them crunchy.
  • Exciting Flavor Mix: This cheese ball is far from ordinary. The fusion of cream cheese and melted white chocolate creates an extraordinary taste.
  • Effortless Entertainment: As an ideal party appetizer, this cheese ball is incredibly easy to manage. Simply prepare it, refrigerate, and then serve it with an assortment of fruits and graham crackers.
Cheese ball covered in chopped nuts and served with strawberries and graham crackers.

Cheese Ball Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese: This is the base of the cheeseball.
  • Light Brown Sugar: Adds a mild sweetness and enhances flavor.
  • Powdered Sugar: Contributes to the sweetness and helps with the texture.
  • White Chocolate Chips: Melted and mixed in for a rich, chocolaty taste.
  • Chopped Nuts (Walnuts recommended): Used partly inside for texture and as a coating for crunchiness.
  • Graham Crackers, Cookies, Assorted Fruits: Served alongside for dipping or spreading the cheeseball.

How To Make A Chocolate Cheeseball

  1. Prep: Prepare a plate with plastic wrap.
  2. Combine: In a mixer, blend cream cheese with sugars and vanilla until smooth. Mix in melted white chocolate and a handful of chopped walnuts.
  3. Shape It: Transfer the mixture onto the lined plate and shape it into a ball using the plastic wrap.
  4. Fridge: Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours until firm.
  5. Add Nuts: Roll the chilled cheese ball in the remaining chopped nuts.
  6. Serve: Serve on a plate with graham crackers, cookies, and fruits.

How To Serve

Present the cheeseball on a serving plate surrounded by graham crackers, cookies, and assorted fruits. Serve the cheese ball with a spreading knife and have guests spread the snacks with the cheeseball.

Recipe Tips And Variations

  • Cheese Variations: Experiment with different types of cream cheese for varying flavors and textures. Avoid fat-free cream cheese as it doesn’t hold up well.
  • Nut Choices: While walnuts are recommended, feel free to use other nuts like pecans or almonds for different textures and flavors.
  • Chocolate Options: Try different types of chocolate chips, like milk or dark chocolate, for a unique twist.
  • Serving Tip: For a festive look, roll the cheeseball in a mix of nuts and mini chocolate chips.
  • Make Ahead: This cheeseball can be made ahead, but add the nut coating just before serving to maintain crunchiness.
White Chocolate Cheeseball served on a plate with crackers and strawberries.


Store the cheeseball in an airtight container or freezer bag and keep in the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days or freeze it for up to 1 month.

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White Chocolate Cheeseball

Make this sweet and creamy White Chocolate Cheeseball made with 5 ingredients! Served with crackers and fruits, this quick appetizer is an ideal treat for parties.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 24 servings


  • 16 ounces cream cheese,, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips,, melted, see my notes below
  • cup chopped nuts,, divided (I used walnuts, but you can use whatever nuts you like)
  • graham crackers,, for serving
  • cookies,, for serving
  • assorted fruits,, for serving
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  • Line a round plate with a long piece of plastic wrap and set aside.
  • In your mixer's bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla; beat until creamy and completely smooth.
  • Add in the melted white chocolate and 1/4 cup chopped nuts. Continue to beat until thoroughly incorporated. Taste to see if it needs more sugar, and adjust accordingly.
  • Using a rubber spatula, scrape out the mixture and transfer it to the previously prepared plate lined with plastic wrap.
  • Working with the plastic wrap, wrap and shape the cream cheese mixture into a ball.
  • Place the cheeseball in the fridge for about 2 hours or until cold and firm.
  • Put the remaining chopped nuts on a plate.
  • Remove the cheese ball from the freezer and carefully unwrap.
  • Roll the cheeseball in the chopped nuts.
  • Place on a serving plate and serve with graham crackers, cookies, fruits, etc…


  • Melting Chocolate Chips: The best method to melt white chocolate chips is to place them in a microwave-safe bowl, mix them with a tablespoon of vegetable oil, and microwave on HIGH for 40 seconds. Remove and stir until completely melted.
  • Shaping the Cheese Ball: Shape the cheese into a ball using the plastic wrap. I find it easier to reshape it again and make it smoother after it’s been in the fridge for about 45 minutes.
  • Nuts: Although walnuts are my preferred choice, you can opt for peanuts, pecans, or other nuts to add varied textures and tastes.
  • Chocolate Chip Variations: Experiment with milk, dark, or even flavored chocolate chips to give the cheeseball a distinctive flavor.
  • Preparing in Advance: You can prepare the cheeseball in advance, without the nuts. Apply the nut coating right before serving.


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 257IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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  1. Adriana says:

    I used this dip as a filling between layers of chocolate cream cheese poundcake. Yummy! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  2. Jane says:

    I have some yummy fresh cherries and was wondering if chopping them up and putting them in would work with this recipe ?? Been searching the web trying to find a recipe and everything has stupid maraschino cherries in it.

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Hi Jane! I think that would be so, so delicious!! It might turn the cheeseball a nice pinkish color, but who cares! 😀 Don’t mix them with the mixer though – wait until after that process and just gently fold in the chopped cherries before you shape it all into a ball. I hope that helps!

      1. Jane says:

        Update added the cherries and it is delish !! Gonna be a hit at the July 4th party tomorrow thanks for the great recipe, I searched for an hour this morning till I found yours.

  3. Jolene says:

    This is just gorgeous! We always do more of a savory cheeseball every holiday with crackers and meat slices. I’ve never thought of trying a dessert version. Can’t wait to try this for our next gathering!