For our New Year's Eve party I made 3 delicious dessert cheese balls to serve for dessert. They were all a huge hit. Here is one of them. This one was a most popular with the kids which was no big surprise because It tastes like birthday cake. This is a fun and different dessert idea for any celebration. You can serve just about anything with it from pretzels, cookies, graham crackers etc. Just use your imagination! I found this recipe on Pinterest and you can find the original recipe here at What's Cooking Love?
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups funfetti cake mix,dry
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
Vanilla Wafers, pretzels, graham crackers, or other cookies for dipping
In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer beat the cream cheese and butter together until combined. Add in the Funfetti cake mix, sugar, and powdered sugar and beat until combined. Mixture will seem extremely dry and you will think it will never get creamy but I assure you it will. Just keep beating it together and have patience.
Place the mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap. Bring up all the corners of the plastic wrap and wrap into a ball. Refrigerate the ball for about 1 hour or until it is firm enough to keep its shape. You can also put it in the freezer for quicker results.
Place the rainbow sprinkles on a flat plate and roll the unwrapped cheese ball in the sprinkles. Make sure to press the sprinkles into the cheese ball until it is fully covered.
Place the ball on a serving dish, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you are ready to serve. The cheese ball will be very firm straight out of the refrigerator so let stand for about 10-15 min before serving. Also you may want to place a few small spreaders on the platter to make it easier to serve.