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Peanut Butter Cheese Ball with M&Ms

An no bake peanut butter cheese ball shaped like a heart and decorated in sprinkles for Valentine’s Day. Peanut M&Ms are crushed and added to give an extra crunch to this easy dessert recipe. 

heart shaped peanut butter cheese ball on a red heart platter surrounded by cookies and pretzels

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball 

A dip may not be the thing that comes to mind to celebrate Valentine’s Day with, but I have dips for all occasions. You must admit that this cheese ball is absolutely adorable!

Here are some other creative holiday dessert cheese ball recipes:

 

heart shaped peanut butter cheese ball covered in red, white and pink sprinkles

Seriously though,  if you love peanut butter, you must add this one to your list. You can serve it as a round cheese ball anytime of year and just change up the sprinkle colors for the holiday or season.

My husband and I ate on this thing all week until it was gone and it was SO GOOD! We ended up just using a spoon! 

How long will this cheese ball keep?

This will last at least a few days in the fridge so go ahead and make ahead of time. 

What to serve with a dessert cheese ball?

You could do sweet or salty with this dessert cheese ball. Just make sure your dippers are sturdy enough. Great ideas for dipping are:

  • pretzels or pretzel sticks 
  • vanilla wafers
  • chocolate or regular graham crackers
  • animal cookies 
  • apple slices 

How to make a Peanut Butter Cheese Ball 

Step 1 – Start by whipping the cream cheese

Step 2 – Add powdered sugar

Step 3 – Add peanut butter and crushed M&Ms

Step 4 – Place into a small bowl lined with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge to harden

bowl wrapped in plastic wrap and then filled with dip for the peanut butter cheese ball

Step 5 – When ready to serve, place onto a plate, shape into a heart (if desired) and decorate. 

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heart dessert peanut butter cheese ball on a red heart shaped platter

Darlene Kratz
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Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup crushed peanut M&Ms

Instructions
 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. 
  • Slowly add in the powdered sugar and mix until combined.
  • Add in the peanut butter and crushed peanut M&Ms and incorporate. 
  • Line a small bowl with plastic wrap and place the mixture into the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. 
  • Chill in the refrigerator for at least a couple of hours to firm up. 
  • Remove the dip from the bowl and place onto a plate. 
  • Shape into a heart and cover in sprinkles, chocolate chips or even M&Ms.
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