M&M Valentine’s Day Dessert Cheese Ball

This M&M Valentine’s Day Dessert Cheese Ball is exactly what all your holiday parties need this year! It’s easy to make and fun to serve with pretzels, crackers, or delicious butter cookies!

Valentine's Day M&M Dessert Cheese Ball on white plate surrounded by pretzels and butter cookies

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for details.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive nor stressful! You can make delicious treats in your own kitchen and impress your loved ones with how fun and tasty they are. When we think of a cheese ball, our minds often think of more savory flavors. But today, I’m sharing a sweet M&M’s Valentine’s Day Dessert Cheese Ball with y’all!

When it comes to cookies, one of my top five favorites is the simple butter cookie. In addition to being tasty all on their own, these cookies work great to serve with this dessert cheese ball. Pretzels and even crackers are another great option.

A cheese ball can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for up to a week if it’s properly stored. You’ll want to wrap it in a couple of layers of clear wrap and then in a layer of aluminum foil. Don’t squeeze too tight, though. You might affect the round ball form you’re wanting to achieve. Also, you won’t want to add the M&M candies until right before you’re ready to serve.

Prior to serving, unwrap the ball and allow to warm up for 15 to 20 minutes. Your guests will appreciate that it’s easier to dip the crackers and pretzels and the flavors will be even better.

MORE Valentine’s Day Treats to Try:

Sweet dessert style cheese ball complete with red, pink, and white M&M candies

Ingredients to Make the M&M Dessert Cheese Ball:

How to Make the Valentine’s Day Treat:

Allow the cream cheese to soften – at least 30 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the softened butter, brown sugar, pure vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth.

Using a spoon or silicone spatula, stir in ¼ of the Valentine’s Day M&M candies.

Lay out a couple of pieces of clear wrap. Use your silicone spatula to form a ball the best you can, then place in the center of the clear wrap. Wrap and form into a ball.

Place in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

Remove from the refrigerator and carefully remove the clear wrap.

Gently press the remaining Valentine’s Day M&M candies into the outside of the dessert cheese ball.

Serve with cookies, pretzels, or even crackers.

Enjoy!

Up close view of the dessert cheese ball to see the candies on top
Yield: 16 Servings

M&M Valentine's Day Dessert Cheese Ball

Up close view of the dessert cheese ball to see the candies on top

This M&M Valentine's Day Dessert Cheese Ball is exactly what all your holiday parties need this year! It's easy to make and fun to serve with pretzels, crackers, or delicious butter cookies!

Ingredients

  • 8oz whipped cream cheese
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Valentine Day M&M’s, divided

Instructions

    Allow the cream cheese to soften - at least 30 minutes.

    In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the softened butter, brown sugar, pure vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth.

    Using a spoon or silicone spatula, stir in ¼ of the Valentine's Day M&M candies.

    Lay out a couple of pieces of clear wrap. Use your silicone spatula to form a ball the best you can, then place in the center of the clear wrap. Wrap and form into a ball.

    Place in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

    Remove from the refrigerator and carefully remove the clear wrap.

    Gently press the remaining Valentine's Day M&M candies into the outside of the dessert cheese ball.

    Serve with cookies, pretzels, or even crackers.

    Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

PIN to SAVE!

Take savory cheese balls to the next level with this sweet, indulgent M&M Valentine's Day Dessert Cheese Ball! They make great centerpieces for charcuterie boards, too!

Comments are closed.