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

A cinnamon cheeseball on a flat pretzel, with pink plastic fork inserted, on black background.

Still looking for a sweet treat to serve on Valentine’s Day? These sweet mini cheese balls are perfect: little bites of cheesecake goodness in one neat package.

Most cheese balls are savory, served large and in charge, with some crackers to use for dipping or spreading. I sweeten things up a bit and make these bite-sized.

Mini cheesecake balls are 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.

Two rows of cinnamon cheesecake balls with brightly colored forks inserted upright, and a row of pretzel flats, on black background.

But I’m always 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.

Cheesecake balls scattered over black background.

These cinnamon cheesecake mini cheese balls are SO good. If you took a cheesecake and rolled it into cute little balls, the result would be these. And they’re perfect with crackers or pretzels. I personally love pretzels for the salty-sweet combination.

The cheese balls 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.

Scattered cheesecake balls with plastic forks inserted into each.

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

Partial image of hand holding red plastic fork inserted into cheesecake ball, with bite taken.


Cheesecake balls lined in 2 rows, with another row of pretzel thins.

Cinnamon Cheesecake Mini Cheese Balls

Yield: 24-28 mini cheese balls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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


  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 ounce package cheesecake instant pudding mix (I used sugar-free)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 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 rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Chill for at least an hour. Serve with pretzels or vanilla wafers.


  • If mixture seems too soft to roll, chill until it firms up.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2 balls
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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Verdict: Undeniably delicious.
Husband’s take: He loves 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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