Funfetti Dessert Snowman Cheese Ball

LAST UPDATED: Apr 08, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Nov 12, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

Learn how to make a cheeseball with a charming snowman cheese ball recipe! Get all the best tips and tricks for creating this sweet dessert snowman cheeseball.

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I’m back with another creative Christmas recipe…and while I love an easy appetizer like this Wreath Pesto Cheese Ball, dessert cheese balls are even more fun!

I love sharing cute and easy ideas for your holiday celebrations- my cranberry and orange sweet bread is a classic, and these reindeer brownies are another oh-so-simple treat option you’ll love!

I’m sharing this easy recipe along with friends, make sure you visit them for more easy and beautiful ideas!

Snowman Cheese Ball Recipe

I’m back, bringing you a darling snowman cheeseball that is perfect for all your wintertime soirees. By now, I am sure you all know of my love for a couple things I make on the regular around here.

  1. Cheeseballs – all the cheeseballs, all the time! Cheeseballs are one of my favorite things to serve at parties because they are just so easy. You can make them ahead and they serve beautifully with a variety of accouterments.
  2. Whimsical Serving Ideas – who doesn’t love a dessert or appetizer shaped like an adorable character or animal? These are always a huge hit with the kids at parties!

White surface, snowman cheeseball on a platter, chocolate chip smile.

When I started thinking about this snowman cheeseball recipe, I knew it would be something my girls would absolutely love. This recipe is a fresh take on my bunny funfetti cheeseball from Easter, and if it was a success then, it’s even more so now!

It’s true, I love cheeseballs in every shape, flavor and style. Who can argue with ALL.THE.CHEESE? I’ve got your ultimate cheese ball guide right here – it’s a round up of everything you need to know to make a killer cheeseball appetizer!

I like to provide a lot of information in my posts to help answer reader questions. If you’re simply looking for the printable version of this recipe, feel free to click “jump to recipe” just under the title of this post. 

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Snowman Cheeseball Ingredients

  • Funfetti Cake Mix – you can use any kind of cake mix here but funfetti is definitely the most fun! I was a bit too early for Christmas funfetti.
  • Cream Cheese – get all my best tips for softening cream cheese FAST!
  • Powdered Sugar – this creates that true sweet dessert dip flavor we’re looking for.
  • Buttercream (you can use my recipe included in the printable recipe card below, but you’re welcome to buy store-bought icing to cover this cheeseball, too. I’ll never judge!)
  • Extra Sprinkles – because honestly, can you ever have too many?
  • An Orange M&M for the nose…you should probably eat the rest of the bag, no reason for it to go to waste! A sugared snowman cheese ball recipe, licorice for scarf on a white platter.
  • One Large Marshmallow – this is for his chocolate covered hat, which is totally optional as you can see in these images.
  • One Oreo – also for his hat. You can eat the rest of the oreos, too. See what I’m getting at here? Waste not, want not!
  • Chocolate Chips – I used both full size and miniature chocolate chips for the face and buttons of my snowman cheeseball. You can do whatever feels right for decoration!
  • Red Licorice – a thin piece of licorice for his cute little red scarf. Again, feel free to get creative with the decorating, that’s what makes this so much fun!

marble surface, white octagonal platter with a funfetti dessert snowman cheeseball.

You can cover your snowman cheeseball in your favorite clear or white sprinkles for a snowy, sparkling effect. Sugar crystals offer great texture, a little sparkle and incredible taste but these also work well:

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How to Make a Cheeseball

Are you ready? Let’s make this adorable snowman cheese ball recipe!

  1. In a mixing bowl or mixer, combine funfetti cake mix and cream cheese until smooth. Additional sprinkles optional.
  2. Refrigerate 30+ minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into two ball shapes, one can be a touch larger than the other for the base of the snowman. Using plastic wrap or wax paper form a large ball, smooth, place on a platter.Two balls of no bake dessert cheeseball on a white plate, learn how to make a cheeseball.
  4. Refrigerate.
  5. Spread icing onto cheeseball. Use wax paper to smooth.
  6. For best results, cover with sugar/sprinkles immediately after icing your cheeseball. Gently pat them on, tilt the platter to remove excess and repeat.
  7. Create chocolate hat by dipping a marshmallow and oreo into melted chocolate chips. Adhere to iced cheese ball (I just used an extra dot of icing here).
  8. Add your eyes, nose, mouth and buttons accordingly.

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What to Serve With This Snowman Cheese Ball

There are so many delicious options! It’s fun to experiment and see what we like the best.

  • graham crackers
  • biscoff cookies
  • waffle cone pieces
  • pretzels
  • shortbread cookies
  • vanilla wafers
  • cinnamon chips
  • animal crackers
  • apple slices

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More Creative Cheese Ball Recipes

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Snowman Funfetti Dessert Cheeseball

Julie Blanner
This Funfetti Cheeseball is an easy no-bake dessert dip that will thrill the kids at your next gathering. A handful of ingredients turned into an adorable snowman will be the hit of the holiday party! 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Refrigerate 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20
Calories 227 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 c funfetti cake mix
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 16 oz cream cheese softened

Icing

  • 1/2 c butter softened
  • 2 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk

Extras

  • sprinkles
  • large marshmallow hat
  • M&M's nose
  • 1 Oreo for hat
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips for melting and buttons/eyes
  • licorice for scarf

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl or mixer, combine funfetti cake mix, powdered sugar, vanilla and cream cheese until smooth. Additional sprinkles optional.
  • Refrigerate 30+ minutes.
  • Divide the dough to make 2 balls, one formed slightly larger than the other for the base. Using plastic wrap or wax paper form a large ball, smooth, place on a platter. Refrigerate.
    how to make a funfetti cheeseball
  • Combine butter, powdered sugar and milk.
  • Spread icing onto cheeseball. Use wax paper to smooth. 
  • Cover in sprinkles for texture and crunch.
  • Add marshmallow and oreo cookie hat, dipped in melted chocolate, using icing to adhere. 
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  • Press M&M as nose, chocolate chips for face and buttons.
  • Add a piece of red licorice for a cute scarf.

Notes

You can replace the homemade buttercream listed in this recipe with store bought. You'll want just enough to cover the cream cheese mixture fully with the frosting.
Serve with:
graham crackers
biscoff cookies
waffle cone pieces
pretzels
shortbread cookies
vanilla wafers
cinnamon chips
animal crackers
apples
Optional:
add additional sprinkles into the cream cheese mix

Nutrition

Calories:227kcalCarbohydrates:27gProtein:1gFat:12gSaturated Fat:7gCholesterol:37mgSodium:153mgPotassium:31mgSugar:24gVitamin A:445IUCalcium:27mgIron:0.2mg
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