Cinnamon Cheesecake Mini Cheese Balls

These cinnamon cheesecake mini cheese balls are perfect party treats and are easy to make and even easier to eat.

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Still looking for a sweet treat to serve on Valentine’s Day? These sweet mini cheese balls would be perfect. Little bites of cheesecake goodness in one neat little package. Most cheese balls are savory, served large and in charge with some crackers to use for dipping. I sweetened things up a bit and made these bite-sized. Super cute and fun for parties. Or for a romantic Valentine’s Day date. What are your Valentine’s Day plans? We typically just exchange cards. Who even knows what we’ll be having for dinner. Probably something super romantic like leftovers. And I guarantee I’ll be arguing with a 3-year-old about washing her hands after dinner. And I’ll be telling a 1-year-old cutie to stop throwing his milk on the floor.

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But I’ll be surrounded by tons of love and couldn’t be happier about that. Maybe there will even be mini cheese balls involved. Probably not though. Probably just leftovers.


These cinnamon cheesecake mini cheese balls are SO good. If you took a cheesecake and rolled it into cute little balls, you’d have these. And they’re perfect with crackers or pretzels. I personally love pretzels for the salty-sweet combination. They are made from cream cheese, powdered sugar, cinnamon, and a cheesecake pudding mix to take that cheesecake flavor to the max. And then they are rolled in graham cracker crumbs to complete the perfect cheesecake taste.


….and I will be ever so grateful if I never have to type “cheese ball” ever again. The end.

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Cinnamon Cheesecake Mini Cheese Balls

These cinnamon cheesecake mini cheese balls are perfect party treats and are easy to make and even easier to eat.

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  • one 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 ounce package of cheesecake pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs


  1. Using an electric mixer, beat all ingredients together except graham cracker crumbs. Once smooth, roll into balls about 1-inch in diameter.
  2. Coat in graham cracker crumbs and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Chill for at least an hour. Serve with pretzels or vanilla wafers.
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Verdict: Undeniably delicious.
Husband’s take: He loved these cheese balls too!
Changes I would make: None are necessary  but it would be fun to play with different flavor combinations.
Difficulty: Slightly time-consuming to roll into balls but overall very easy!


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  1. can I freeze these ahead of time for a large party?

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  3. I’ve never seen a 1 oz. pkg of pudding mix. The smallest that I’ve seen is 3.4 oz. Where do you find these little guys? Are you talking just using 1 oz of the larger box? I somehow feel like this is such a *duh* question with such an easy answer. I love trying your recipes! I feel as though I know you! Thanks so much for sharing your love of food with everyone!

    • You know what, I think I might have been using sugar-free (I think I bought it by accident!). So if you have a large box, then yes, I’d just use roughly one ounce of it. It might even work just fine if you use an entire 3/4 ounce. But don’t quote me on that. ;)

      And thank you so much for the kind words and for reading my blog!!!

  4. I was wondering, if there’s something that can be substituted for the cream cheese pudding mix. I live in Germany and to purchase a box of cream cheese pudding mix would be expensive for me! I’m looking forward to trying this recipe!

  5. A couple of pretzel sticks stuck into the cheese balls makes a great substitute for the little forks.

  6. I love this idea. Mini bites of tasty treats is one of my favorite things to come up with, but this is a truly unique idea. YUM!!! I love it.

  7. My mixture fluffed up like super fluffy whipped icing! It’s impossible to roll into balls. I followed the recipe exactly – what could I have done wrong?

  8. How bad would it be if I ate like twenty of these?

  9. little ball of wow!

  10. Uh, yeah. These would definitely be mysteriously disappearing from the fridge soon after they were made. Me and this preggo belly would have nothing to do with it! Promise.

  11. Oh my goodness, these are the cutest things ever. They sound so good!

  12. What a fun dessert!! I’m pretty sure I could eat about 20 of these!!

  13. Hi Rachel, I love this recipe “Cinnamon Cheesecake Mini Cheese Balls”. I’m just wondering where you found the small forks? I really enjoy your recipes . They all are so mouth-watering and make me want to cook more. Thanks

  14. These look so easy and sooooooo delicious.

  15. I’ll take the whole batch! I would love these and love how they look relatively easy to make!

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