A minty, fun and festive dessert dip for the holidays. This easy Holiday M&M Peppermint Cheese Ball will have your party guests coming back for more.

Holiday M&M Peppermint Cheese Ball

Easy 5 ingredient dessert for the holidays. This minty, fun and festive Holiday M&M Peppermint Cheese Ball will be a hit with your guests.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 328 kcal
Author Darlene Kratz


  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed Holiday Mint M&Ms + more whole M&Ms for covering cheese ball (1 bag is plenty)


  1. Using a mixer on medium speed, cream together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Slowly add in the powered sugar and the peppermint extract and mix until smooth.
  3. Fold in crushed M&M candies.
  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 M&Ms by gently pressing them into the cheese ball.

Recipe Notes

Serve this Holiday M&M Peppermint Cheese Ball with graham crackers or your favorite selection of cookies.

This would also be great made with White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms