Cream cheese & Funfetti cake mix blended together and covered with Skittles for a colorful treat. This delicious Skittles Funfetti Cream Cheese Ball is a hit for holiday celebrations and parties!
Do I have a treat for you today! Does that cheese ball up there look like the most fun ever? Because it is. Fun to make, fun to eat.
I love using funfetti cake mix. It’s like three steps in one. Gives the cheese ball its shape, adds sprinkles, and cake batter flavor- yum! Of course, I threw in some extra sprinkles.
Mixing the cheese ball together is so easy, kids can totally help with that part. Just make sure the cream cheese is room temperature, or that could be quite the battle. I used my mixer; a food processor would work just as well.
Pop it into the freezer for 30 minutes, to make the next steps easier.
I got the idea for this appetizer (dessert? side dish?) when I was looking to do a cheese ball to bring to a friend’s house to watch the basketball tournament.
Me, I can barely pull off a game of H.O.R.S.E., and don’t even know what S.W.I.S.H. stands for, but I love watching the games… while munching on decadents treats, covered in candy.
I decided to do a sweet cheese ball, to switch up a classic appetizer. And then I added (approx.) a million Skittles because why not?
Plus it looks so pretty, right? And I love the sprinkles on the inside. So festive. My daughter, the rainbow junkie, went nuts for it. It’s like a kid’s dream treat. It’s definitely eye-catching.
Make basketball sweeter with this Skittles cheese ball. What are some of YOUR must-have treats for watching the games?
- 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 jimmies (sprinkles)
- 1 cup Skittles
- vanilla wafers, graham crackers, fruit, or other cookies for dipping
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter together until combined. Then add in the Funfetti cake mix, sugar, sprinkles, powdered sugar and beat until combined.
Place the mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap. Bring up all the corners of the plastic wrap and wrap into a ball. Freeze the ball for about 30 mins or until it is firm enough to keep its shape.
Pull ball out of the freezer, and place on medium-sized serving platter.
Press Skittles, one at a time, into ball, until ball is completely covered on top and sides.
Serve with Vanilla Wafers, graham crackers, fruit, or other cookies.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 28mg Sodium: 219mg Carbohydrates: 48g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 34g Protein: 2g