S’mores Cheese Ball
Everything you love about s’mores in a fun, dippable form! A chocolate cheese ball covered in chocolate chips, marshmallows, and served with graham crackers.
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Table of Contents
- About S’mores Cheese Ball
- What to serve with a Chocolate cheese ball
- How long can you leave out a cheese ball?
- Can you make a cheese ball in advance?
- Can you freeze A cheese ball?
- Notes & tips for this SWEET Cheese Ball
- More fun cheese balls
- Other dessert dips
- How to make a S’mores Cheese Ball
- Recipe Details
About S’mores Cheese Ball
Nothing beats a classic recipe, and this s’mores cheese ball is a mashup of two of the greats:
- Sweet s’mores with it’s chocolate-y marshmallow-y goodness.
- A cheese ball with it’s hip, retro appeal
And better yet, this is a no bake recipe, making it easy to whip up in a hurry and serve just in time for cure your chocolate cravings.
What to serve with a Chocolate cheese ball
This cheese ball is best served with graham crackers (to complete the whole “s’mores” effect) but that doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself. There are tons of great dipping options for sweet cheese balls.
Feel free to try one (or many!) of my favorite choices below:
- Nilla Wafers
- Graham Crackers
- Ladyfinger cookies
- Golden Oreos
- Sugar Cookies
- Gingersnap Cookies
- Cubes of pound cake
- Crumbled waffle cones
- Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
How long can you leave out a cheese ball?
Whenever you serve a cheese ball for your guests to enjoy, you should always keep track of how long it sits at room temperature.
For most foods, the general rule of thumb is that a perishable item should not be in the “danger zone” for more than two hours. And by “danger zone”, this is usually at or just above room temperature. This cheese ball will still be a little chilled when served, and this should give you an extra 30 minutes beyond the two-hour window, depending on the temperature of the room and how long ago the cheese ball left the refrigerator.
As the party goes on, you can return the cheese ball to the refrigerator once you get past the two-hour mark. If your guests still want more of the cheese ball, let it chill for at least 30 minutes before bringing it back out again.
Can you make a cheese ball in advance?
One of the most common questions I get about dips and cheese balls is whether or not you can make them in advance. I totally understand why someone would want to do this, as it’s easier to prepare treats for a party the night before than scrambling to get everything done the day of the event.
And the good news here is that yes, you totally can! Cheese balls are ideal for making in advance.
Once prepared per the recipe instructions, this cheese ball can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two to three days. For best results, allow the cheese ball to soften a bit on the counter before serving.
Can you freeze A cheese ball?
Yes, you totally can! BUT I would recommend freezing it before decorating the outside to make wrapping and storage easier.
To freeze, just wrap the cheese ball in plastic wrap and store in the freezer. The cheese ball should remain good for one to two months.
When ready to eat, allow the cheese ball to thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then decorate the outside with chocolate chips and marshmallows.
Notes & tips for this SWEET Cheese Ball
- For this recipe, I highly recommend using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. This recipe would be difficult to make by hand with a whisk.
- For preparing and storing a cheese ball, make sure you have some plastic wrap on hand. It makes a huge difference!
- Dehydrated miniature marshmallows are usually found in the aisle with the hot cocoa mix, not with the regular marshmallows.
- Granulated sugar may be used in place of light brown sugar.
More fun cheese balls
Other dessert dips
How to make a S’mores Cheese Ball
Step 1 – Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer + large bowl), whip together the following ingredients: cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, cocoa powder, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
Step 2 – Turn off the mixer and add in some chocolate chips and marshmallows, using a spatula to fold them into the batter.
Step 3 – Lay out a piece of plastic wrap and scoop the cheese ball mixture into the center. Lift up the sides of the plastic wrap and cover the cheese ball. If needed, use a second piece of plastic wrap to secure all the edges.
Step 4 – Chill the cheese ball in the refrigerator for a few hours.
Step 5 – Add some more mini chocolate chips and marshmallows to a bowl and mix them up. Unwrap the cheese ball and place it on a fun serving dish, then press the chocolate and marshmallows into the outside of the cheese ball.
Step 6 – Serve and enjoy!
S’mores Cheese Ball
- 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips, divided
- 1 cup dehydrated miniature marshmallows, divided
- graham crackers, for serving
- Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer + large bowl), whip together cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, cocoa powder, light brown sugar, and vanilla until smooth, about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Remove bowl from mixer. Add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips and 1/2 cup dehydrated marshmallows to bowl, then use a spatula to gently fold them in the batter.
- Lay out a piece of plastic wrap on a flat surface, then scoop the cheese ball mixture in the center. Pull up the sides of the plastic wrap to cover the cheese mixture, confining it to the middle. Once completely wrapped in plastic, use your hands to smooth the cheese into a ball shape. If needed, use a second piece of plastic wrap to secure the ends.
- Place wrapped cheese ball in the refrigerator until firm, at least 2 to 3 hours.
- When ready to serve, place cheese ball on a serving plate. Mix the remaining 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips and 1/2 cup dehydrated marshmallow bits in a small bowl, then press them into the surface of the cheese ball.
- Serve s'mores cheese ball immediately with graham crackers for dipping.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.