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Cherry Chocolate M&M Cheese BallThis Cherry Chocolate M&M Cheese Ball is a fun, sweet dessert for Valentine’s Day. It’s a perfect idea for an easy kids activity too!

I hope everyone has had a great start to their year! I managed to stay healthy through the holidays and then BAM! I came down with a cold on Jan 2 and 4 weeks later, I’m still coughing. Everyone I have talked to though who has been sick is in the same boat. This stuff just seems to last forever! I feel a ton better though and finally have my energy back. I will stop coughing one day…I hope, lol. I did give it to my husband though 🙁 Oh and have you ever traveled on a plane while sick with a cold? UGH…talk about unpleasant! Needless to say, I’m officially kicking off my new year a little delayed, haha 🙂 (ie: getting back in the gym)

Cherry Chocolate M&M Cheese Ball

I had no idea that Cherry Chocolate M&Ms were a thing, did you? I was browsing through the Valentine’s day candy aisle at my local Target when I ran across this limited edition Valentine’s day flavor. For Christmas, I did this Holiday M&M Peppermint Cheese Ball so I thought these would make a great cheese ball for Valentine’s Day. Kids love M&Ms and what a fun time kids could have covering the cheese ball in the M&Ms. Crushing the M&Ms could be fun for the kiddos too (just watch those fingers if you are doing it by hand).

I added in a little cocoa powder for an added dose of chocolate. It’s like a chocolate covered cherry in a cheese ball. Serve on a heart shaped serving dish and you have a fun Valentine’s treat for kids and adults alike.

Cherry Chocolate M&M Cheese Ball

Cherry Chocolate M&M Cheese Ball
Cherry Chocolate M&M Cheese Ball
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

5 ingredient Valentine's Day dessert that tastes like a chocolate covered cherry. This Cherry Chocolate M&M Cheese Ball is easy and fun.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 6
Calories: 475 kcal
Author: Darlene Kratz
  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 bags cherry chocolate M&Ms
  1. Crush 1 cup of the M&Ms into small pieces using a plastic bag and rolling pin or in a food processor, set aside
  2. Using a mixer on medium speed, mix together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add in powdered sugar and cocoa powder and mix until combined.
  3. Fold in crushed M&Ms.
  4. Line a small bowl with plastic wrap and place dip into the bowl.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours to overnight.
  6. Carefully remove cheese ball from bowl and place onto a plate.
  7. Right before serving, cover with additional M&Ms by gently pressing them into the cheese ball.
Recipe Notes

Serve this Cherry Chocolate M&M Cheese Ball with vanilla wafers, graham crackers, or even apple slices


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