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chocolate chip coated cranberry orange cheese ball recipe on a cutting board with crackers
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Cranberry Orange Cheese Ball Recipe

This Cranberry Orange Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball is such an easy dessert and perfect for parties.  It makes for a great holiday recipe and will be the first thing to go.  If you are looking for perfect cheese ball recipes, look no further!
Prep Time20 mins
Chilling Time8 hrs
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 25 people
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 16 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips divided


  • In a large bowl blend together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, orange zest, and orange juice until fully combined.
  • Gently stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips and cranberries.
  • Form the mixture into a ball, using plastic wrap.  Refrigerate overnight.
  • Before serving, coat the cheese ball in the remaining 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips.  Serve with fruit and graham crackers and enjoy!