The stockings are hung, the lights are strung, and it’s time for holiday entertaining to begin! If you’re entertaining this season, check out this delicious holiday cheese ball recipe that all your guests will love.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… eating, um, I mean baking and entertaining are my favorite parts of the Christmas season. I remember making Christmas candy when I was little with my Mom and we’re still doing it this year… what a blessing!
It’s even more fun when I can include my own girls in the holiday baking [and taste testing] sessions.
One tradition that we’ve always done in our family is open presents from one another on Christmas Eve at exactly 6pm. My Mom always took a picture of me pointing to the clock at 6 on the dot because I was so excited to get the present opening party started.
Another part of our Christmas Eve tradition is to eat appetizers and all the candy treats that we’d made in the week leading up to the holiday for dinner. It’s something that is just so fun for our family!
I kind of couldn’t quit eating these delicious wheat crackers when I was making the white chocolate cranberry cheese ball! They’re so hearty and full of flavor, which makes them pair perfectly wit this sweet holiday cheese ball recipe.
These crunchy crackers are made with organic ingredients like whole wheat flakes, whole brown flax seed, and sprinkled with sea salt.
This white chocolate cranberry holiday cheese ball recipe is sweet, trust me. It’s more of a dessert type cheese ball, which is why those savory crackers pair perfectly with it! You could easily put your own twist on the cheese ball – using dried cranberries rather than fresh.
I just love making fresh cranberries because they’re so delicious and smell so festive. This cheese ball is also the perfect thing to make with your leftover cranberry sauce from Christmas dinner!
- 8 oz. block Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature
- 1/2 stick salted Butter, softened at room temperature
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1/3 cup Cranberry Sauce
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- White Chocolate Chips
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese and butter until completely incorporated. Add the vanilla extract, then cranberries and mix until completely smooth. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
- Take cheese ball mixture out of refrigerator, and form it into a large ball with your hands. Roll the cheese ball in the white chocolate chips until it's completely covered. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.