Cranberry Cheese Balls Recipe Is a Thanksgiving Appetizer on a Stick by 30Seconds Food

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Cranberry Cheese Balls Recipe Is a Thanksgiving Appetizer on a Stick

You've got to have something to snack on before the turkey makes its debut. With tart cranberries and creamy cheese, this easy cranberry and nut cheese ball recipe screams Thanksgiving.

Roll them mini size or make a big cheese ball and serve with crackers. Either way, your guests are in for a treat!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 2 boxes (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts, chopped pecans or chopped almonds (divided)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or chives
  • pretzel sticks (optional)

Here’s how to make them:

  1. Beat the cream cheese, honey and cinnamon together until fluffy. Add 1/2 cup of the chopped nuts. Mix well.
  2. On a plate, combine the remaining 1 cup chopped nuts, dried cranberries and parsley or chives.
  3. Roll the cheese mixture into one large cheese ball or into mini cheese balls, and then roll in the cranberry-nut mixture.
  4. If making mini cheese balls, add one pretzel stick to each cheese ball. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Honey $4 & Up
Cinnamon $2 & Up
Chopped Walnuts $4 & Up
Chopped Pecans $4 & Up
Chopped Almonds $5 & Up
Pretzel Sticks $3 & Up
Crackers $3 & Up

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Donna John
Yum! What a great idea!
Elisa Schmitz
These look so festive and delicious! What a bonus that they're easy to make. Happy holidays, indeed!
Stephanie Mallory
Wow! I am going to make these! Thanks!
Elisa Schmitz
Let us know how you like them, Stephanie Mallory , and post a picture of them here if you can! Happy Thanksgiving!! Donna John
Donna John
I had these last night at a rehearsal dinner. So good!
Alma Sanchez
Wow! What a creative idea!! I love this.

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