Festive King Cake Cheese Ball has the flavor and colors of a King Cake, but in an easy to make cheese ball. Great dessert dip to celebrate Mardi Gras!
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Keyword king cake dessert, king cake dip, mardi gras appetizer, mardi gras dessert
Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Author Darlene Kratz
18 ozblock of cream cheese,softened
Green, yellow/gold, purple sprinkles
Using a mixer on medium speed, beat together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Add in powdered sugar slowly and mix until combined. Mix in brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
Lay a large piece of plastic wrap on the counter and spoon the cream cheese mixture onto the center of the plastic wrap. Pull up the sides and pull together in the middle so the mixture forms into a ball. Twist the plastic wrap so that it holds together.
Place in the refrigerator for several hours to overnight. This is important to give the mixture a chance to setup.
Remove from the refrigerator and carefully pull away the plastic wrap. Put cheese ball onto a plate. Sprinkle sparkling sugar on top with each color covering a 1/3 section of the cheese ball.
Serve with vanilla wafers or graham crackers.
If you don't want to wait for the cheese ball to firm up, you can serve this as a dip and simply sprinkle the sugar on top. Total time listed does not include chilling time required to setup.