S’mores Cheese Ball

A s’mores cheese ball turns the campfire favorite into a yummy, dunkable dessert dip or spread. With all the classic flavors in this playful variation, it’s sure to be a hit at any gathering, barbecue or potluck!

a freshly made s'mores cheese ball surrounded by graham cracker crumbs on a white plate

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I love lots of things, but two of my most ardent loves are dessert cheese balls and s’mores. (Sorry hubs!)

Why not take them and make a fun mash up to make the ultimate in easy summer dessert?

After all, there’s never an occasion where a good seasonal dessert ball isn’t appropriate!

And this one is a winner with its creamy, marshmallowy base, chocolate and graham cracker combo!

a s'mores cheese ball shown surrounded by animal crackers on a white plate

Ingredients

To make this, you’ll need:

overhead shot showing the ingredients needed for one s'mores cheese ball

  • Cream cheese– Use full fat cream cheese that you’ve let soften on the counter first.
  • Marshmallow creme– Yes, Fluff, the kind you put in peanut butter fluff sandwiches will work perfectly in this.
  • Sugar– Use powdered sugar, not granulated or brown.
  • Vanilla– Real vanilla extract will have a better flavor than imitation. 
  • Mini chocolate chips– Any kind you like but for the most authentic s’more flavor go for milk chocolate.
  • Dehydrated marshmallows– You can buy dehydrated marshmallows here or you can substitute mini marshmallows you’ve cut into quarters.
  • Graham crackers–  You crush them to make graham cracker crumbs but you could use premade graham cracker crumbs to save yourself a little work.

How to Make

Making this dessert is super easy!

To do it, start by beating the cream cheese and marshmallow crème together with an electric mixer until they are light and fluffy.

Then add in vanilla and gradually mix in powdered sugar.

a four image collage showing the steps to whip together the cream cheese base for a dessert cheese ball

Fold in marshmallows and chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed through the cream cheese mixture.

Lay out plastic wrap on a flat surface and scoop the mixture into the middle of it.

Use the plastic wrap to help form a ball and wrap tightly. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Now you can coat the cheese ball.

a four image collage showing how to shape and coat the cream cheese ball to form and finish a s'mores cheese ball dessert

To make the coating, add the graham crackers to a large zip seal baggie and use a rolling pin or mallet to crush them into crumbs.

When you coat the cheese ball, you can choose one of two approaches.

First, you could mix together the graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows and chocolate chips on a plate an roll the cheeseball around in the mixture to coat it.

However, this can be messy but it’s quick and will give the cheese ball a nice, even coating of everything.

a s'mores cheese ball shown surrounded by animal crackers on a white plate

If the idea of messy doesn’t do it for you, you can place the cheeseball on a plate and press the graham cracker crumbs onto the outside.

Then brush off the excess and press the chocolate chips and marshmallows onto the outside.

This way makes it easier to keep the shape of the cheeseball and control the distribution of chocolate chips and marshmallows.

After you are done coating it, serve it immediately with your favorite dippers.

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this up to a few days ahead of time!

To make this in advance you can do everything except coat it.

Just be sure to keep it refrigerated and coat right before serving.

a s'mores cheese ball shown surrounded by animal crackers on a white plate

Dipper Ideas

You can really use anything you like to dunk into this cheese ball, but I prefer things that play up the s’more flavor.

Our favorite dippers include:

  • Graham crackers
  • Nilla wafers
  • Strawberries
  • Oreos
  • Sliced apples
  • Animal crackers

But really, the sky is the limit and go ahead and dip any food you like into it!

Storing leftovers

You can store leftovers in the refrigerator in an air tight container for a few days.

Serve them with fresh dippers and enjoy!

a s'mores cheese ball with a spreading knife shown stuck in the top to reveal the creamy dessert center

Tips and Tricks

  • This cheese ball is a bit softer than the standard cheese ball even after refrigerating it. It’s because of the marshmallow creme. It should still hold its shape though.
  • To save time, you can use pre made graham cracker crumbs.
  • Don’t try to shape this ball before wrapping it in the plastic. You want to use the plastic as you are shaping it.

Other Dessert Cheese Balls 

This s’mores cheese ball is a must for summer entertaining!

Make it for your next potluck or barbecue and enjoy!

Looking for other dessert cheese balls? Try these:

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a freshly made s'mores cheese ball surrounded by graham cracker crumbs on a white plate

S'mores Cheese Ball

A s'mores cheese ball turns the campfire favorite into a yummy, dunkable dessert dip or spread. With all the classic flavors in this playful variation, it's sure to be a hit at any gathering, barbecue or potluck!
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Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

For The Cheese Ball

  • 2 8 oz Packages Cream Cheese
  • ½ Cup Marshmallow Crème
  • ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ½ Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Dehydrated Marshmallows - **note- if dehydrated marshmallows are unavailable mini
  • marshmallows cut into 4 ths can be substituted

For The Outer Coating

  • 5 Graham Crackers
  • 1/3 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 Cup Dehydrated Marshmallows

Instructions

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer combine cream cheese and marshmallow crème until light and fluffy, add in vanilla and gradually mix in powdered sugar.
  • Add in marshmallows and chocolate chips and gently fold until evenly distributed through the cream cheese mixture.
  • Lay out plastic wrap on a flat surface and scoop the mixture into the middle of it. Use the plastic wrap to help form a ball and wrap tightly. Place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  • After refrigerating it is time to coat the cheeseball.
  • Place your graham crackers in a large zip seal baggie and using a rolling pin or mallet crush them into crumbs.
  • Now its time to coat the cheeseball. There are a couple of ways to approach it, so you can pick the one that works best for you. This is a relatively soft cheeseball, even after refrigeration so don’t be alarmed when you unwrap it if it seems soft.
  • You can mix together the graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows and chocolate chips on a plate an roll the cheeseball around in the mixture to coat it, this can be messy, but is quick and gets a pretty even coating of everything.
  • Alternatively, you can place the cheeseball on a plate and press the graham cracker crumbs onto the outside. Then brush off the excess and press the chocolate chips and marshmallows onto the outside. This way makes it easier to keep the shape of the cheeseball and control the distribution of chocolate chips and marshmallows.
  • Serve immediately with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, animal crackers or any other cookie that compliments the s’mores flavor.
  • To make this in advance you can make the cheeseball and keep it refrigerated for up to a couple of days and coat right before serving.
  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container.

Notes

  • This cheese ball is a bit softer than the standard cheese ball even after refrigerating it. It's because of the marshmallow creme. It should still hold its shape though.
  • To save time, you can use pre made graham cracker crumbs.
  • Don't try to shape this ball before wrapping it in the plastic. You want to use the plastic as you are shaping it.

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