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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lemon Drop Cheesecake Ball

Are you looking for some refreshing desserts
that don't require heating up the kitchen this summer?

This Lemon Drop Cheesecake Ball is a great
idea that is fun and easy.  

Use either Jelly Belly Lemon Drops or
Lemonheads for flavor and crunch both
on the inside and the outside.

Lemon Drop Cheesecake Ball

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 C. butter, room temperature
1 C. powdered sugar
2 T. brown sugar
1 tsp. lemon flavoring
3.5 to 4 oz. lemon flavored candies, crushed

In mixing bowl cream together the cream cheese
and the butter until fluffy.  Add the powdered sugar,
brown sugar and lemon flavoring.  Scrape sides of
bowl.  Mix in 3 T. crushed lemon drops.  

Line a small bowl with plastic wrap and place
the mixture in it.  Place in refrigerator for at
least 2 hours to harden.  

Flour your hands. 
Form into a ball and roll in remaining crushed
lemon drops.  Wrap in plastic wrap and store in 
fridge until serving time.

Serve with assorted cookies.

You can also make a 
Chocolate Chip Pecan Cheeseball.

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cheeseball

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 C. butter, room temperature
1 C. powdered sugar
2 T. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla flavoring
1/2 C. plus 3 T.  mini chocolate chips
1/2 C. pecans, finely chopped

In a mixing bowl cream the cream cheese and butter
until fluffy.  Add the powdered sugar and brown sugar
and blend well.  Mix in the vanilla and 1/2 C. mini
chocolate chips, scraping the sides.

Place the mixture into small bowl lined with
plastic wrap.  Chill for at least 2 hours.
With floured hands, shape into a ball.
Mix the remaining 3 T. chocolate chips and
chopped pecans and roll the ball in the 
nut mixture.  Wrap in plastic wrap and
refrigerate until serving.

Two fun and easy summer desserts for you to
enjoy for your family or entertaining.

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Julie Harward said...

I love these ideas Jacqueline...they would be so great to serve at a party! They sound real yummy too! :D

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Both look great, love the color of the lemon one:@)

Kathleen said...

What a great idea for a summer dessert! They look wonderful!
I like watermelon once in awhile, but it is refreshing!
Have a great weekend, J!

Momma Button said...

I going to serve the lemon drop one at a bridal shower in a few weeks!! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

laxsupermom said...

Yum! Love how simple these are! They sound so tasty, and are naturally gluten-free so I don't even have to make any adjustments. Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Love fun, love easy, love delicious! The lemon version is my favorite at this moment:) YUM!!!

Donna said...

I am your newest follower!! What a beautiful blog...thank you for coming by my blog, it is wonderful to meet such amazing women

A Kitchen Witch said...

These are great! THanks for sharing : )

The White Farmhouse said...

You had me at lemon and cinched it with cheesecake. What a great idea! How cute at a wine and cheese party. I am definitely going to bookmark this one!

La said...

These look amazing.

Lisa said...

I am absolutely loving your sunny little idea.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

ok..this is where I reserve the right to call you a GENIUS! LOVE IT! I will be having a fun post Saturday for the blog party..Mad Tea Party so stop buy for some FUN! ~ Trish

once in a blue moon said...

it looks dangerous... and good! jelly belly is made here, how did i miss those!

Jenn said...

Oh my gosh! I bet than lemon drop cheesecake ball is divine. I will have to make this for my co-workers B-day, because she is a huge lemon lover!

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

Both of these look so good! I'll have a hard time deciding which one to make first! :)

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

Both of these look so good! I'll have a hard time deciding which one to make first! :)

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Deliciously lovely for a luncheon this summer Jacqueline! Loving your European biscuits here too. Thanks so much.

A Little Cuppa Tea said...

Oh to be a Laurels in that ward again...looks delicious!

Jenny's Heart said...

Those look so yummy and easy, hmmmm now I just have to find an excuse to make them...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MY GOODNESS that is outstanding..lemon love, that's what I have....with blueberries!!! HAVE A FUN DAY JACQUELINE! Anita

Val said...

Wow, this is amazing and I can't wait to try it!!

lulumusing said...

I am so glad to see your recipes. I'm so often asked to bring an appetizer to a function, and these cheese balls not only look yummy, they seem to be fairly easy to make which is always a plus.

Heather Ozee said...

Hi Jacqueline,
I gave you a shout out and some link love on my Facebook fanpage. I can't wait to try that Lemon Drop Cheesecake Ball. I'll be taking it to my next bible study :)

Here's the link to the shout out:

Our Italian Kitchen said...

Love the cheesecake balls! The lemon candy addition is so cute! ~ Your Newest Follower

Mimi said...

Simple, easy and of course delicious.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

The lemon cheeseball sounds like a wonderful summer dessert and no last minute work involved but chocolate chips and pecans sound good too. What a happy dilema!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Awww Jacqueline, THANK YOU FOR COMING! My new post will go up late tonight so come by again! Oh that lemon treat is just calling my name!


Manni said...

Hi Jacqueline
I'm just getting caught up with your wonderful trip to Italy and Paris. The photographs are unbelievable and the write ups were so nice to read. It almost felt like I was there:) It looks like you guys had an awesome time. I hope your daughter enjoyed it too!!!
Have a wonderful weekend
Manni said...

I have always thought of a cheeseball as something savory. I love the sweet versions you made! Thanks!

Julie said...

Wow, that would be just perfect for a potluck!

Kris Ngoei said...

Interesting idea, making delicious dessert from cheese balls... just so practical and creative :-)

Wendy said...

OMG I have been looking for something Yummy to serve with my new lemon tableware and here it is! :*~Thanks:*~

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
This is a great Idea for a summer party on my patio. Your desserts look wonderful. Im one of your old followers on your blog. I hope you have a Great Weekend.
xxoo Diane

Rettabug said...

How interesting...and different, too! I ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ anything Lemon so I am copying this down furiously. Thank you!


p.s. I never got to tell you how much I enjoyed your Paris/Italy photos. We've been to Italy but not France. Its on my bucket list!
We have been to Lake Powell, too. FABULOUS place to take kids. I hope to, as soon as my grands are a little older.

Kim McCallie said...

Oh, I love the lemon drop cheesecake ball. I've made a version of the chocolate chip one but I've never seen a lemon one. I'm always looking for something different for parties and showers. This is a great idea. I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Chelly said...

Love this idea! Beautiful blog!

Marlis said...

This is going to be absolutely perfect at our next outdoor party (August when the 100+ temps are gone)... Thanks so much for sharing! Many blessings, Marlis

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Delightful! I love the lemon drop flavor idea the best's so pretty!

Sarah said...

What a great summer dessert. I might use this one for our 4th of July Party. Thanks!

Julie said...

I would eat way too much of this! Beautiful color on the lemon one!


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