Cranberry Walnut Holiday Cheese Ball

A perfect addition to any holiday party or a quick lunch or snack idea for after the holidays to use up any leftover cranberry sauce. 

Recipe from Peas and Crayons.


  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, cranberry sauce, ground cinnamon and honey. Mix well with a hand mixer or by hand. Stir in 1/3 cup walnuts.
  2. Taste the cheese mixture to make sure it is to your liking. Add any extra ingredients if you prefer.
  3. Use a silicone spatula to scoop out the cheese mixture and shape it into a ball with your hands. If the mixture is too soft, place the mixture on a piece of plastic wrap, squeeze it into a ball and put in the fridge until it holds its shape.
  4. Place the cheese ball on your serving plate and sprinkle with extra cinnamon if desired.
  5. Combine the remainder 1/3 cup walnuts, dried cranberries and parsley and press firmly on the outside of the cheese ball.
  6. Serve with your favourite foods to dip with such as green apples, celery, crackers or pretzels.  


  • 16 oz Plain Cream Cheese, softened
  • ½ - ¾ cup Cranberry Sauce, to taste
  • ½ cup Dried Cranberries, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 3-4 tbsp Pure Honey
  • 2/3 cup Walnuts, finely chopped
  • 2-4 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped


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