Nutella Cheeseball

December 12, 2011 by Ali

Yesterday was one of my favorite days of the month — book club!!!

Since it was a cold day in December, and we were discussing Steinbeck, and…ok I really was just looking for a reason to buy some Nutella…I decided to improvise this little cheeseball to bring along.

I’ll warn you now.

You’ll love it because it takes only minutes to prepare and calls for 2-3 ingredients. They’ll love it simply because you say the word “Nutella”, and then after they take a bite. You will all love it because it’s Nutalla-licious.

I’m pretty sure you should give it a try.

Nutella Cheeseball


  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 (13 oz.) Nutella
  • 2 cups dark or semisweet chocolate chips (optional)


In a large bowl, whisk or beat together cream cheese and Nutella until blended.

Spoon the mixture into the center a piece of plastic wrap. Lift up the edges of the corners of the plastic wrap so that the mixture is completely enclosed, then carefully mold into your desired shape (likely a ball!). Don't worry about getting it perfectly shaped. Then freeze the ball for at least 1-2 hours.

Remove the ball, and continue shaping into your preferred shape. Unwrap the ball, and place on a serving plate. Then garnish with chocolate chips if you would like.

Serve with crackers, cookies, pretzels, apples, bananas, or whatever sounds good!

Ali’s Tip:

This would also be delicious with some chopped nuts or coconut mixed in!

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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15 thoughts on “Nutella Cheeseball

  1. Mixed in a swirl of marshmallow fluff.., yum

    - erika

  2. I made this today for a bridal shower. It was wonderful. Thx

    - Stacey

  3. That is soooo going in my Pinterest recipe book……Thank you so very much for sharing!

    - Adele Forbes

  4. Made this last night for a Holiday Bowl watch party, and it was devoured in no time! Awesome recipe!

    - Sara

  5. Wishing I could reach right through my computer screen. Looks amazing.

    - Michelle

  6. I have to hurry up and make this as I am giving up sugar (for a while) for New Years

    - Melissa B

  7. What kind of crackers are pictured? Thanks!

    - Angie

  8. Oh my goodness. You are my hero. :-)

    - Tracy

  9. Oh my…this is the best cheese ball I have ever seen in my life. Yum!

    - Megan

  10. Great idea – love Nutella!

    - Ali's Mom

  11. Ooooh this is perfect for the upcoming parties! Of course I may just have to make it tonight :)

    - Hannah

  12. Thank you for this recipe! Now I know what I’ll be bringing to our appetizer contest!

    - Shelley

  13. This is why I should not be checking your blog at work. Too tempting!

    - Judy h in nc

  14. Oh . . . my. . . goodness . . . this looks so wonderfully delicious and totally decadent and incredibly easy. I’m headed out the door for the ingredients right now. :)

    - Susan Guard