Desserts

Strawberry Chocolate Cheesecake Ball

A simply delicious no-bake Strawberry Cheesecake Ball rolled in mini chocolate chips and crushed Oreos. Serve this cheesecake dessert as a dip with fresh fruit like strawberries, pineapple, apple slices, and cantaloupe, or with marshmallows, graham crackers, waffle cone chips, pretzels, or animal crackers.

For more strawberry recipes, try this heavenly Strawberry Shortcake recipe next, or serve this Strawberry Cheesecake Pretzel Salad at your next summer party as a dessert. For a quick no-bake strawberry dessert, try this Strawberry Shortcake Fluff Salad.

Strawberry Cheesecake Ball - Strawberry cheesecake ball rolled in mini chocolate chips and crushed oreo cookies. The center is dipped into with a fresh strawberry exposing the smooth cheese center.

A rich and creamy 7-ingredient chocolate chip strawberry cheesecake ball. The perfect party appetizer to serve to a crowd. A dessert that’s easy to make by beating cream cheese, strawberry jello powder, and powdered sugar together in a mixing bowl then chilling the cheese until it’s solid and then rolling it in its iconic round shape with chocolate toppings.

If you’re looking to bring a simple yet tasty new treat to a party or to make for a special occasion with your kids, you’ll want to try this cheese ball. Not only is it easy to prepare, but it’s also easy to put your own spin on it with a variety of different toppings to roll it in. I like to serve it as a dip alongside other desserts or appetizers and share it with friends.

A cream cheese dessert ball with the pink cheese center exposed and a strawberry on a wooden board with waffle cone chips.

How to Make a Cheesecake Ball

  1. Beat cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Beat in powdered sugar, strawberry jello powder, salt, and almond extract.
  3. Place in a bowl. Cover, and refrigerate 1 hour.
  4. Roll the cheese into a ball. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  5. Reshape ball. Freeze for 45 minutes.
  6. Mix together mini chocolate chips and crushed oreo crackers.
  7. Roll the ball in toppings until coated.
  8. Chill until ready to serve.
  9. Serve with graham crackers or fresh fruit.

Ingredients

CREAM CHEESE: I buy the blocks of cream cheese. Soften the cheese by leaving it out on the countertop for 45 minutes or cut it into chunks and microwave it for 30-45 seconds. This will make it easier to beat without any chunks remaining in the texture.

STRAWBERRY JELLO: A box of strawberry jello powder infuses the perfect amount of strawberry flavor. Using real strawberries won’t work well in this recipe because it will add too much moisture to the cream cheese and won’t hold in the shape of a ball. Alternatively, swapping jello powder with freeze-dried strawberries may work.

POWDERED SUGAR: Using this sugar will sweeten the cream cheese.

CHOCOLATE CHIPS: I’m using mini chocolate chips. This way, enough chocolate chips are packed into each bite. In addition, crushed oreo cookies or chocolate graham crackers work to fill in the gaps and adds additional flavor and texture.

SERVING: I like to serve this strawberry jello dessert ball with strawberries, pretzels, graham crackers, and waffle ice cream cones broken into pieces.

Strawberry Cheesecake Ball - Strawberry cheesecake ball rolled in mini chocolate chips and crushed oreo cookies. The center is dipped into with a fresh strawberry exposing the smooth cheese center. Text in center reads strawberry cheesecake ball. Second image is the dessert ball with the pink cheese center exposed and a strawberry on a wooden board with waffle cone chips.

TOPPINGS

  • crushed graham crackers (chocolate/honey/cinnamon)
  • chocolate chips
  • crumbled cake
  • walnuts, pecans, almonds
  • sprinkles or jimmies
  • crushed cookies: oreos, waffer cookies, ect

How to Serve

  • pretzels
  • graham crackers
  • animal crackers
  • waffle cones from an ice cream cone broken into chips
  • marshmallows
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • apple slices
  • oranges
  • melons: honey dew, cantaloupe, watermelon
  • dried fruit: pineapple, apricot, dates

Strawberry Chocolate Cheesecake Ball

A simply delicious no-bake Strawberry Cheesecake Ball rolled in mini chocolate chips and crushed Oreos. Serve this cheesecake dessert as a dip with fresh fruit like strawberries, pineapple, apple slices, and cantaloupe, or with marshmallows, graham crackers, waffle cone chips, pretzels, or animal crackers.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake ball, strawberry cheese ball
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 469kcal

Ingredients

  • 24 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • cup powdered sugar
  • tbsp strawberry jello
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • tsp salt
  • 10 oz mini chocolate chips
  • 5 oreo cookies (or chocolate graham crackers) (cream filling removed, crushed)

Instructions

  • Beat cream cheese until smooth.
  • Beat in powdered sugar, strawberry jello powder, salt, and almond extract.
  • Place in a bowl. Cover, and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Roll into a ball. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  • Reshape ball. Freeze for 45 minutes.
  • Mix together mini chocolate chips and crushed oreo crackers.
  • Roll ball in toppings until coated.
  • Chill until ready to serve.
  • Serve with graham crackers, waffle cone chips, strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels, or other fresh fruit.

Nutrition

Calories:469kcal | Carbohydrates:43g | Protein:6g | Fat:31g | Saturated Fat:18g | Trans Fat:1g | Cholesterol:79mg | Sodium:303mg | Potassium:108mg | Fiber:1g | Sugar:39g | Vitamin A:977IU | Vitamin C:1mg | Calcium:101mg | Iron:1mg
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