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.
Lucky Charms Cheesecake Cheese Ball
- 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.