Cranberry, Pecan Mini Goat Cheese Balls

Prep time: 10 mins | Makes: 30

Holiday entertaining has never been easier or more delicious! So easy to make and gorgeous too! Perfect for Christmas, and New Year’s! (Can be made in advance!)


  • 2 – 8 oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 4 oz white cheddar cheese, grated
  • ½ cup roughly chopped dried cranberries
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced chives


  • ½ cup thinly sliced chives
  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans
  • ½ cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 30 pretzel sticks


Combine the ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until combined.

Use a cookie scoop to scoop out small balls. Roll into a ball using your hands.

Place chives, pecans, and cranberries into shallow bowls.

Roll the cheese balls into your coating and spear with a pretzel stick.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

If preparing more than 4 hours in advance, don’t add the pretzel sticks until ready to serve.

Serve with assorted crackers and pretzels.

Author: LivingSpaces

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