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Sweet, flavorful and super easy, this Pumpkin Cheese Ball is a fun party dessert that everyone will love. Made with readily available ingredients, this is perfect for any fall gathering.

Finished Pumpkin Cheese Ball on white platter topped with chocolate and chocolate chips.

I love me a good cheese ball, but I really love a sweet cheese ball like this Pumpkin Cheese Ball. Filled with all the sweet pumpkin spice flavors, it is oh so tasty.

We love to whip this up for football games, fall gatherings, holidays, and more. There really is no right or wrong reason to make this recipe.

Using a cake mix helps really bring that pumpkin spice flavor out, along with the pumpkin, cream cheese, and other ingredients – you really just can’t go wrong.

Top this off with some chocolate, that is what we do. I love the taste of pumpkin and chocolate together as they work as a great flavor combination.

Want to switch up your fall dessert routine? Then I absolutely have to say that you must make this Pumpkin Cheese Ball Recipe.

Some of my other favorite fall dessert recipes that we have on our site include: Apple Hand Pies, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chocolate Pecan Cobbler.

Close up of decorated Pumpkin Cheese Ball showing chocolate.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • Minimal and easy ingredients help this come together in no time.
  • You can use any of your favorite dippers for this recipe.
  • Double it to have one for now and save one for later.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Cream cheese
Unsalted butter
Pumpkin puree 
Powdered sugar 
Pumpkin pie spice 
Brown sugar 
Spice cake mix 
Semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Ingredients needed to make a Pumpkin Cheese Ball.

HOW TO MAKE A PUMPKIN CHEESE BALL:

  1. Start by beating the cream cheese and butter together until smooth with a hand or stand mixer. 
  2. Once smooth, add in the pumpkin puree and beat until well combined. Continue by adding the powdered sugar in small amounts. 
  3. Once all the powdered sugar is well combined, add in the pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar. 
  4. Once well combined add in the spice cake mix 1/3 cup at a time. The mixture will not seem very firm but will firm up when it is set. 
  5. Once all of the ingredients are well combined, grab a large piece of plastic wrap. Place mixture in the center, wrap mixture very tightly into the shape of a ball. 
  6. Place into the refrigerator for 2 hours to set. 
  7. Once set, take out of the refrigerator and unwrap. Place the ball on a platter or tray.
  8. Melt ½ cup of the chocolate chips and drizzle on the top of the ball. 
  9. With the remaining chocolate chips, place on top of the melted chocolate before it hardens. Serve with graham crackers and vanilla wafers. 

Step by step photos on how to make a Pumpkin Cheese Ball.

DO I HAVE TO USE PUMPKIN SPICE IN THIS?

If you want to tone down the pumpkin flavor of this recipe, you can substitute the pumpkin spice with the same amount of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.

WHAT ELSE CAN I TOP THIS WITH?

Some other toppings that we have tried in the past that that go really well with this recipe include: caramel sauce, white chocolate, powdered sugar, crushed gingersnap cookies, or crushed vanilla wafers.

WHAT DO I SERVE THIS WITH?

The fun part about this Pumpkin Cheese Ball is that there are a variety of dippers that you can use in this recipe. Some of my favorites include:

  1. Graham crackers
  2. Vanilla wafers
  3. Gingersnap cookies
  4. Fruit
  5. Cinnamon sugar pita chips
  6. Oreos

Hand dipping graham cracker into the Pumpkin Cheese Ball.

HOW TO STORE:

This can be stored wrapped or in an airtight container in the refrigerator, where it will keep for up to 5 days.

This can also be frozen, wrapped in plastic wrap and then foil or plastic wrap, and then in a freezer container where it will keep for up to 3 months.

To defrost, remove from the freezer into the refrigerator until defrosted.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • You can use other cake mixes in this recipe such as vanilla, chocolate, or gingerbread.
  • If you do not want to use the cake mix as is, you can heat treat it in the oven for about 7-10 minutes.
  • Use any of your favorite dippers for this recipe, see some of my suggestions above.
  • Top this with other toppings, again see above on how to do this.
  • You can easily double this recipe to save one for later.
  • This can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  • You can swap out the pumpkin spice for cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Make sure you use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.

Graham cracker with some of the cheese ball on it.

Are you a fan of pumpkin and looking for a fun and unique dessert that everyone will love? Then you have to make my Pumpkin Cheese Ball.

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Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes
Sweet, flavorful and super easy, this Pumpkin Cheese Ball is a fun party dessert that everyone will love. Made with readily available ingredients, this is perfect for any fall gathering.
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Start by beating the cream cheese and butter together until smooth with a hand or stand mixer.
  • Once smooth, add in the pumpkin puree and beat until well combined. Continue by adding the powdered sugar in small amounts.
  • Once all the powdered sugar is well combined, add in the pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar.
  • Once well combined add in the spice cake mix 1/3 cup at a time. The mixture will not seem very firm but will firm up when it is set.
  • Once all of the ingredients are well combined, grab a large piece of plastic wrap. Place mixture in the center, wrap mixture very tightly into the shape of a ball.
  • Place into the refrigerator for 2 hours to set.
  • Once set, take out of the refrigerator and unwrap. Place the ball on a platter or tray.
  • Melt ½ cup of the chocolate chips and drizzle on the top of the ball.
  • With the remaining chocolate chips, place on top of the melted chocolate before it hardens. Serve with graham crackers and vanilla wafers.

Notes

  1. You can use other cake mixes in this recipe such as vanilla, chocolate or gingerbread.
  2. If you do not want to use the cake mix as is, you can heat treat it in the oven for about 7-10 minutes.
  3. Use any of your favorite dippers for this recipe, see some of my suggestions above.
  4. Top this with other toppings, again see above on how to do this.
  5. You can easily double this recipe to save one for later.
  6. This can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
  7. You can swap out the pumpkin spice for cinnamon and nutmeg.
  8. Make sure you use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.

Nutrition

Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 2334IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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