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Carrot Cake Cheese Ball

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour (chilling time)
  • Servings: 12
  • Course: Side Dish, Appetizers & Snacks

This sweet carrot-shaped cheese ball recipe is a clever take on carrot cake. Serve as a healthy dessert or appetizer with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, gingersnaps or apple slices for dipping fun that both kids and adults will love.

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded carrot plus 1/4 cup, divided
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Carrot greens for garnish
  • Reynolds KITCHENS™ Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap

Directions

Step 1

Whisk cream cheese, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl until combined. Stir in 1 cup carrot, pineapple and raisins.

Step 2

Coat a large piece of Reynolds KITCHENS™ Quick Cut™ Plastic Wrap with cooking spray. Scoop the cheese mixture onto it. Using the plastic wrap to help you, form the cheese mixture into a ball, then completely wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.

Step 3

Just before serving, combine pecans, coconut and the remaining 1/4 cup carrot in a small bowl. Turn the cheese ball out onto a serving plate and form into a carrot shape. Coat with the pecan mixture. Garnish with carrot greens, if desired.

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