Cream cheese blended with cake mix and covered with Skittles, makes for a delightfully sweet appetizer or dessert. You’ll love this Easy Fourth of July Recipe: Skittles Cheese Ball.
Skittles Funfetti Cake Ball Recipe
Want a guaranteed winner for your next party? The recipe everyone will want? A popular treat with an unexpected, sweet twist?
Look no further.
Don’t you love the colors? Your fave Skittles candy now comes in signature American colors. Perfect for any dessert or craft celebrating an American summer.
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THIS DESSERT CHEESE BALL RECIPE:
- 1 bag, Skittles America Mix, (41 oz.)
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups, white cake mix
- 1/2 cup, powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons, sugar
- 1/4 cup, rainbow sprinkles
- 2 cups, cookie dippers
HOW DO I MAKE THIS DESSERT CHEESE BALL?
- Combine cream cheese, butter, cake mix, and both sugars in a mixing bowl.
- Stir in sprinkles.
- Roll mixture into a ball, cover in plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Unwrap, lay on platter, cover in Skittles America Mix.
- Serve with cookie dippers.
This is no ordinary cheese ball. It is sweet, sassy, and ready for your next party. And, it’s a cinch to make. Your guests will devour it and demand for the recipe. I know from experience.
Start by mixing cream cheese plus butter, vanilla cake mix, and sugar in a mixing bowl. I add sprinkles for color. Everything sweet is better with sprinkles.
Looks like cake batter already!
Roll up into a ball (it will be pretty sticky) and cover with plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for about a half an hour. This step helps it to hold its shape. TIP: you can also make it up to a week in advance and keep it in your fridge until serving time. Yes!
It does not have to look perfect. Remember, it will eventually be covered in Skittles.
Annnnd… decorate. The Skittles America Mix easily sticks to the cream cheese ball, I promise.
HANDY TOOLS TO MAKE THESE FUNFETTI CHEESE BALL EASILY:
- Your hand mixer will work perfectly to make this a quick mixing job!
- You will want a firm spatula to get through the thicker batter and not smash the sprinkles.
I love how the colors pop. These limited edition Skittles America Mix would fit right in at a Memorial Day or July 4th party, but this treat can be enjoyed all summer long. It’s such a crowd pleaser.
Serve with cookie dippers, and watch it disappear.
Seriously, it’s like magic.
frequently asked questions
How long does a cheese ball last?
The rule of thumb here is that they will last as long as your most perishable ingredient used. With this particular recipe, I would say a week with the combination of cheeses and butter. If you take it out to serve, do not leave it at room temp for too long!
How do you eat a cheese ball?
I prefer the cookie dippers because they have substance and don’t easily break when you are scooping through the cream cheese ball. You can also serve this with graham crackers, animal crackers, or vanilla wafer cookies.
What are the best crackers for a cheese ball?
When I am eating a savory cheese ball I like a sturdy crackers like a Wheat Thin or a water cracker. Crumbly crackers do not hold up well with the stiffness of the cold cheese ball.
Can’t resist. And so eye-catching!
How can I adjust the funfetti cake cheese ball recipe for other holidays?
This recipe can be used for any occasion. Red sprinkles and red skittles would be great for Valentine’s day, green for St. Patrick’s Day, red and green for Christmas; you can take it from here. This is such a great dessert for all ages and it is so versatile!
Plenty of times this summer to try out this recipe and enjoy a fun treat. Skittles makes summer that much sweeter!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 24mg Sodium: 199mg Carbohydrates: 34g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 22g Protein: 3g
For another fun, summery dessert try this Pina Colada Fruit Salad!