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Cranberry Pecan Mini Goat Cheese Balls

Cranberry Pecan Mini Goat Cheese Balls! Holiday entertaining has never been easier or more delicious! So easy to make and gorgeous too! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's! (Can be made in advance!)
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 30 cheese balls
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 2 8 oz packages Challengecream cheese softened
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 4 oz white cheddar cheese grated (I grate the cheese on the smaller opening)
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced chives


  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced chives
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 30 pretzel sticks


  • Combine the ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until combined.
  • Use a cooke scoop to scoop out small balls.
  • Roll into a ball using your hands.
  • Place chives, pecans, and cranberries into separate, shallow bowls.
  • Roll the cheese balls into your desired 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.