Carrot Cake Cheese Ball

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


2 cups

Updated: Sep. 07, 2023
More sweet than it is salty, our carrot cake cheeseball is a fun, new way to eat dessert first! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Carrot Cake Cheese Ball Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup grated carrots, divided
  • 1/2 cup well drained canned crushed pineapple
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut chips, lightly toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • Cinnamon graham crackers, vanilla wafers and apple slices


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in 1/2 cup carrots, pineapple, raisins, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Shape cheese mixture into a ball (mixture will be soft). Wrap; refrigerate overnight.
  2. Just before serving, roll cheese ball in coconut, pecans and remaining 1/4 cup carrots. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 96 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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