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Snowman White Chocolate Toffee Cheese Ball

Prep Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 24

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This White Chocolate Toffee Cheese Ball is an easy, no bake dessert that’s perfect for any season! Shaped into a snowman, it makes a great addition to a holiday table. Easy to make ahead and freezer friendly!

This White Chocolate Toffee Cheese Ball is an easy, no bake dessert that's perfect for any season! Shaped into a snowman, it makes a great addition to a holiday table. Easy to make ahead and freezer friendly!

I have this thing with cream cheese. Maybe you don’t know.

Growing up, cheesecake was something really special. My mom only ever made no bake cheesecake (cherry!), but it was one of my favorite things ever.

Once I started to venture out into the world on my own, I discovered something called Baked Cheesecake, and my life was changed. I became a Cheesecake-a-holic.

I suppose it was only a matter of time. I mean, all desserts with cream cheese are incredible, yes??

This is embarrassing, but I’m going to tell you anyway.

So, I’m Canadian (don’t laugh — that is not the punch line!). But we live pretty close to the American border (only about a couple hours), and maybe 4-5 hours from the nearest large American city. For a while, we would go down to the U.S. for the weekend to shop maybe once or twice a year. And every time before we left to come home, I’d stop at the grocery store and pick up a case of cream cheese to bring home.

Yes, I’m serious.

This White Chocolate Toffee Cheese Ball is an easy, no bake dessert that's perfect for any season! Shaped into a snowman, it makes a great addition to a holiday table. Easy to make ahead and freezer friendly!

It was always just so much cheaper, and when you’re making a cheesecake with 3 or 4 or 5 blocks of cream cheese in it, it really is a splurge! Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way.

So, I’d never made a cheese ball before I made this one. But I was coming up with some holiday recipes I wanted to try and I knew I wanted to try to do at least one somewhat cutesy holiday thing (note these Santa Claus cupcakes?). Since I’m not really that great at cutesy baking, I thought starting with a big, malleable (there’s my big word for the day) lump of cream cheese was a good place to start.

This White Chocolate Toffee Cheese Ball is an easy, no bake dessert that's perfect for any season! Shaped into a snowman, it makes a great addition to a holiday table. Easy to make ahead and freezer friendly!

I’m pretty happy with the way my little snowman turned out, and even happier with how he tastes! I decided to go with white chocolate because I wanted him as close to white as possible, but I added in some toffee bits and chopped peanuts for flavor, a bit of saltiness and some texture, too. This cheese ball is great served with graham crackers or wafer cookies, but I love it with apple slices! Plus, it makes me feel better about my dessert 🙂

Snowman White Chocolate Toffee Cheese Ball

This White Chocolate Toffee Cheese Ball is an easy, no bake dessert that's perfect for any season! Shaped into a snowman, it makes a great addition to a holiday table. Easy to make ahead and freezer friendly!
Prep Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 24
Calories 162kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 oz regular cream cheese 2 packages or 500g, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons cream
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup powdered icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped salted peanuts
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • Garnish: chocolate chips long red licorice, orange gummy candy, and a chocolate cookie

Instructions

  • With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add in brown sugar and powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  • In a medium bowl, combine white chocolate and cream. Microwave on high for 20-30 seconds, then stir. If not completely melted and smooth, microwave again for 15 seconds, stir again until smooth.
  • Add to cream cheese mixture and beat until smooth. Stir in toffee bits and peanuts. Cover with plastic wrap place in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • Lay down two large pieces of plastic wrap and shape a large ball on one, and a small ball on the other. It is easiest to shape into balls once you have wrapped it in the plastic wrap. Place back in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • Remove from the plastic wrap and roll in the coconut to coat all sides. Place on serving plate, one ball next to the other as pictured.
  • Garnish with chocolate chips, licorice, gummies and cookie as pictured if desired. Serve with graham crackers, cookies, and fruit.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 79mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Mariel Servin says

    HI!! In the ingredients you mentioned ” Cream” What kind of cream exactly are you referring to? I’d love to make this for a Christmas gathering I am having with the girls at work! 🙂

  2. marcie says

    I’m with you on the cream cheese thing, and you shouldn’t be embarrassed about going over the border for it — it’s worth it! This snowman cheeseball is the cutest thing ever and would be a hit at any holiday party! So creative, Ashley, and thanks for linking up my mini cheeseballs. 🙂

  3. Stacey @ Bake Eat Repeat says

    I’ve never made a cheeseball either – one of those things I think about making every year, but still haven’t actually done it. And yes – making a cheesecake IS pricey, and what if it doesn’t turn out?! It’d be so disappointing. And that’s why I never make cheesecake! 🙂

  4. Danielle says

    I have a serious obsession with cheesecake too. It’s kind of dangerous when we go eat at The Cheesecake Factory! This snowman cheese ball is too cute! What a fun idea for this time of year too!

  5. Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says

    Ah I LOVE this! Cutest dessert ever! I am gonna have to make this for our Christmas party!

  6. Kelly says

    Oh my gosh, this is the cutest cheese ball ever!!! I LOVE the adorable snowman and fun flavors! So perfect for the holidays! Haha yes to stocking up while you were in the US 🙂

  7. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    This is the cutest snowman, Ashley! I love that you made a cheese ball with these fun flavors! And I’m with you on the cream cheese, I love it too. And there’s just so many ways to use it. I don’t blame you either for picking it up in the U.S….if it’s cheaper, even better! 🙂

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