M&M Apple Caramel Cheese Ball

This easy dessert cheese ball is packed with Granny Smith apples, caramel bits, and coated in festive, fall colored M&Ms. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, caramel, cheese ball, m&m
Servings 6
Calories 344 kcal


  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 tbsp vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup finely diced Granny Smith apples pat dry with paper towel after cutting
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar (more if you wish)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • About a cup of fall M&Ms for rolling the cheese ball
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  1. Make sure to peel and core the apple before dicing. Dice apples and pat them with paper towel to absorb some excess juice.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, yogurt, apples, caramels, sugar and vanilla. Mix until all evenly combined.
  3. Form a cheese ball with your hands (remember to always wash your hands.)
  4. Wrap the cheese ball in saran wrap and refrigerate it for at least an hour.
    (An easy way to wrap a cheese ball is to lace saran wrap into a round bowl, place cheese ball on the saran wrap in the bowl, and bring sides of saran wrap together. This will help form a ball as well.)

  5. Spread M&M candy in a wide, shallow bowl.

  6. Roll the cheese ball in the M&M candy before serving. 

    (The longer you will let the cheese ball sit with candy on it, the more colors will bleed. That's why I recommend that you roll it in candy right before serving.)

  7. Serve with apples, pretzels or any cracker crisps that are lightly or non-salted.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
M&M Apple Caramel Cheese Ball
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 81mg2%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 595IU12%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.