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Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Balls An Easy Holiday Recipe

Get ready for holiday entertaining with this easy and delicious recipe for Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Balls.

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I’m always looking for quick and easy recipes that I can throw together in just a few minutes for simple entertaining ideas.

These cranberry nut cream cheese balls can be made in just ten minutes. You can’t get much easier than that!

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Serve them with crackers, or add them to a charcuterie board as a tasty spread for melba toast or flat breads.

However you serve them, your guests will love the mix of pecans and walnuts with creamy, rich cream cheese.

This recipe is being shared as part of #cranberryweek and there are 20 other delicious cranberry recipes linked up below. Be sure to check those out too!

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cranberry nut cream cheese balls
Yield: 12 Mini Cheese Balls

Cranberry Nut Cream Cheese Balls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These cranberry nut cream cheese balls can be made in under ten minutes and are a perfect appetizer for holiday gatherings. They are great served with crackers or toast.


  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 cups nuts (walnuts, pecans)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


  1. Beat cream cheese, cinnamon and honey until fluffy. Add 1/2 cup pecans and mix well. Set aside.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Toss remaining nuts and dried cranberries.
  3. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out one ball of cream cheese filling and toss with the nut mixture.
  4. Repeat until all cheese balls have been rolled in the coating.
  5. Refrigerate the cranberry nut cream cheese balls until ready to serve.

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Mira Edorra

Sunday 15th of December 2019

Wow! Cool :) Nice !

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Wednesday 13th of November 2019

Awesome holiday appetizer! Perfect for a party.

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Cindi Knowles

Thursday 7th of November 2019

Perfect for the Christmas season parties!