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The holidays are all about entertaining and spending time with those we love. Make these easy Cranberry Orange Mini Cheese Balls for a simple appetizer idea!
Being a mom means being busy…all.the.time. During the holidays, it doesn’t mean I am just busy but it usually means I am pretty stressed too because of all the added items on my to do list. But, that doesn’t stop me from having fun and going hard at whatever I am planning. Picking easy but delicious cold appetizer recipes for holiday get togethers, like these Cranberry Orange Mini Cheese Balls, is one way that I lower my stress level.
This Cranberry Orange Mini Cheese Balls recipe shows you exactly how to make cheese balls the easiest way possible!
The holidays for me are all about entertaining and spending time with those closest to me. Of course, sharing a drink and yummy dish go hand in hand so I always try and make sure to have some Mike’s Hard Lemonade on hand to offer guests.
I am a big fan of the Black Cherry flavor but Mike’s Hard Lemonade also comes in Lemonade, Strawberry, and Blackberry Pear. Mike’s Hard Lemonade makes it easy to spread the happiness of the holidays because it is “what laughter tastes like.” Be sure to look at your local retailer for 6 packs to have for your next holiday get together.
These Cranberry Orange Mini Cheese Balls are the perfect cheese ball bites size and so great for parties because no utensils are required at all leaving you free to keep your Mike’s Hard Lemonade in one hand and eat with the other.
This holiday season you can easily pair these Cranberry Orange Cheese Balls and some Mike’s Hard Lemonade so you can “drink on the bright side” with friends and family. Just look for 6 packs of Mike’s Hard Lemonade in your favorite flavor when shopping for ingredients to make the recipe.
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Essential items for this recipe:
- Mixing bowl
- Small bowl
- Lollipop sticks
- 16 oz cream cheese softened
- 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 Tbsp orange juice
- 1 cup dried cranberries roughly chopped
- 3 tsp orange zest
- Lollipop sticks
- 1 cup candied walnuts or pecans chopped
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries finely chopped
- 2 tsp orange zest
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add in powdered sugar and orange juice and beat for 1 minute. Fold in chopped cranberries and orange zest. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine candied nuts, dried cranberries and orange zest to create the topping.
Remove cream cheese mixture from fridge and form into small balls. Roll in nut topping and place on parchment paper. Stick a lollipop stick in the top. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
Yum! I love cheese balls and they are so easy to make. I bet they taste delicious! I usually have Mike’s hard lemonade in the fridge, just for days like today when everything is out of sorts. Haha. Cheers!
I love this idea! Only instead of cream cheese I use goat cheese. Everyone loves them! Thank you!!!
Shannah Coe says
I love the idea of goat cheese. Yum!
Keisha Taylor says
So easy but look so yummy 🙂 ⛄️❄️🎄 Pretty sure that my little boy will love it, thanks