Bring out your inner kid and travel back in time with this no bake Lucky Charms Cheesecake Cheese Ball. Perfect dessert for a kid’s party or kid friendly St. Patrick’s day treat.
If you’re looking for more of an adult treat for St. Patty’s day, check out some of my other festive dip recipes:
Did you have a favorite cereal growing up? I had a few and rotated between them. My top 3 were Golden Grahams, Lucky Charms and Rick Crispy Treats.
Around St. Patrick’s Day, a special edition Lucky Charms cereal usually hits the store shelves. This box contains green clovers (and this year, pots of “gold”. I incorporated both editions into this fun dessert cheese ball and your kids will love helping to make this.
Tips for making this Lucky Charms Cheesecake Cheese Ball
- Add the Lucky Charm marshmallows to the cheese ball right before serving. Otherwise, if you refrigerate the marshmallows, they will lose their texture.
- I crushed the green marshmallows from the limited edition box to mix into the cheese ball which gave it a nice green color for St. Patrick’s day. You can use a mix of colors from the regular box or pick a single one like the blue or pink.
- The cheese ball needs about 2 hours in the fridge to setup, but you can make it the night before as well.
- I like to line a bowl with plastic wrap and place the cheesecake mixture into the bowl to for the ball. This creates a flat bottom that allows the ball to sit flat onto a serving platter. Feel free to wrap in plastic wrap and form into a perfectly round ball if you prefer.
How to make a Cheesecake Cheese Ball with Lucky Charms
Step 1 – Start by separating out some of the Lucky Charms cereal from the marshmallows.
Step 2 – Using a blender or food processor, crush 1/2 cup of the cereal.
Step 3 – Then crush 3 tbsp of the marshmallows.
Step 4 – Line a small bowl with plastic wrap.
Step 5 – Beat together the cream cheese and butter with a mixer.
Step 6 – Mix in powdered sugar.
Step 7 – Mix in crushed cereal, crushed marshmallows and vanilla.
Step 8 – Place into plastic wrap bowl. Cover and chill for a minimum of 2 hours.
Step 9 – Remove from bowl and place onto a platter.
Step 10 – Cover in Lucky Charm marshmallows.
Bring out your inner kid and travel back in time with this no bake Lucky Charms Cheesecake Cheese Ball. Perfect dessert for a kid's party or kid friendly St. Patrick's day treat.
- 1 block cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup Lucky Charms cereal, marshmallows removed
- 3 tbsp Lucky Charms marshmallows + more for decorating
Separate the 1/2 cup of Lucky Charms cereal and a good amount of the marshmallows into 2 bowls.
Add the lucky charms cereal (without the marshmallows) to a blender or food processor and blend until fine crumbs form. Set aside.
Add 3 tbsp of the marshmallows to the blender/ food processor and crush. Set aside and cover the remaining marshmallows with plastic wrap for later use.
Line a small bowl with plastic wrap. Set aside.
In a bowl, cream together and cream cheese and butter using a mixer
Slowly add in the powdered sugar and mix until mixture is combined
Add in vanilla, the crushed lucky charms cereal and the crushed marshmallows and mix together.
Scoop out the mixture into the plastic lined bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to overnight.
When wrap to serve, remove from the fridge, unwrap and place on a serving platter.
Take the Lucky Charms marshmallows and press into the cheese ball for the coating. I start at the bottom and work my way around in rows.