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Easy Mini Cheese balls

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Make these adorable Easy Mini Cheese balls for your next get-together. Simple to prepare and full of delicious flavor.

I love finding new and delicious appetizers to serve to my friends and family during the holidays. I recently discovered this recipe and wanted to give them a try and see if they were as delicious as they looked.

While reading the recipe, I wasn't really sure how these were going to taste. They use raw garlic and if you have ever bitten into a piece of raw garlic, you know the taste that is left in your mouth.

Mini Savory Cheeseballs

However, after creating these — let me just put your mind at ease. They are amazing!

They take less than 20 minutes to prepare and look so darn festive — especially for the holiday season. Another great recipe for the holiday season is these Jalapeno Cream Cheese Bacon Bites.

How to Make Easy Mini Cheese balls

You start by putting your spices together to roll your cheese balls in.

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Then using Cream Cheese, cut it into 6-8 cubes and then roll them to create balls. Be sure to let your block lay on the counter to come to room temperature for a bit before getting started so that it is easy to roll.

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Then you just roll each ball into whichever mixture you want. We did all three because we wanted to try them all.

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The herb mixture was parsley, rosemary, thyme and garlic. It was really good. The fresh herbs mixed with the cream cheese give it a great flavor.

The next mixture was sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and garlic. This one was a favorite and I was surprised by that. The bite of garlic tasted great even though it was raw garlic.

The ultimate favorite though was the dried cranberries and chopped pecans.

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Doesn't that look delicious? These were so easy to make. I love finding easy recipes that my friends and family will flip over.

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Kraft Mini Savory Cheeseballs

Kraft Mini Savory Cheeseballs

These mini cheeseballs are perfect for your next get-together. Easy to make and full of amazing flavor.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 packages of cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seed
  • 1 teaspoon of poppy seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped Pecans


  1. Cut each block of cream cheese into 6 pieces; roll each into a ball.
  2. Combine the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, and half the garlic in a small bowl.
  3. Mix the herbs and remaining garlic in a separate small bowl.
  4. Combine the cranberries and nuts in the third bowl.
  5. Roll 4 cheese balls in the sesame seed mixture, 4 cheese balls in the herb mixture, and the remaining cheese balls in the nut mixture.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

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Sunday 8th of December 2019

We're having a pot luck at work. I was thinking of making a big cheese ball, but I like this idea of making smaller ones. Now to figure out what else to take. :)

Jennifer Sikora

Tuesday 10th of December 2019

That sounds awesome. Glad I could help!

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Tuesday 29th of December 2015

[…] cheese is so versatile and you can add so many flavors to it — like my mini savory cheeseballs I fixed last week for […]

Maggie Branch

Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

These look super delicious! I love cheese balls but these look great and I'm sure taste great too.


Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

I have never made cheeseballs like this before. They look REALLY good. Love the extra seasonings.

Paula H

Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

I love making my own cheese balls. They are so much fresher and tastier than store bought ones. I love your herb mixture, I'm seriously going to have to try that!

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