White Chocolate Hazelnut Cheese Ball

My White Chocolate Cheese Ball is my answer to to making a sweet cream cheese ball that you can spread over shortbread cookies, or even enjoy with pretzel chips. I must confess when I was a small child my Mom and I used to go to the Swiss Colony store in our local mall, and cheese balls for me, where a big treat.

white chocolate ball pictured with shortbread cookies

White Chocolate Hazelnut Cheese Ball

What is great about these is you could make it to bring to a party, and best of all this is something you can make a couple of days ahead of time. This can be served with shortbread cookies, pretzel crackers, or even slices of apples. If you don’t have hazelnuts on hand, almonds, pecans, or even almonds work well.

white chocolate ball pictured with shortbread cookies

White Chocolate Hazelnut Cheese Ball

You can turn white chocolate into a dessert-style cheeseball. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: White chocolate
Servings: 8
Calories: 235kcal


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup crushed toasted hazelnuts


  • Soften cream cheese by setting it on the counter to reach room temperature while you melt the white chocolate.  In a small glass dish place the white chocolate chips with the corn syrup in the microwave for 30-second increments, removing and stirring the white chocolate chips together with the corn syrup until the chocolate has melted.  
  • In a small bowl add cream cheese and the melted white chocolate chips and mix together. Add in the 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, and stir to combine. Refrigerate mixture for about 30 minutes so it will harden. 
  • When the cheese ball has chilled it will become firm, shape into a ball, and then roll in chopped hazelnuts. You may want to toast the nuts for additional flavor, but be sure to let them cool off completely before the nuts are used.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


    • Dayna

      How fine do you make the orange zest? And what is ground dark chocolate?
      It sounds yummy but would like to know how to add them.

      • Stephanie

        I have a rasp that has fairly fine teeth, so I would not make it large. You can buy ground dark chocolate in cans. Sometimes it is sold near the cocoa.

      • don

        Zest is the colored part of the skin of Oranges, Lemons, Limes; etc.. . you can buy handtools called zesters to get it or if you have a fine mesh grater or are patient you can use a fork, for the chocolate; I just use dark chocolate or unsweetened Bakers brand chocolate and grated it.
        Time to make some more of these for Christmas parties!

  1. Strych9

    “If you don’t have hazelnuts on hand, almonds, pecans, or even almonds work well.”
    You said almonds twice. Don’t want to be anal, just trying to help 🙂 But about the recipe, my boyfriend isn’t a big sweet eater but im going to try this and see if he likes it. 🙂

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