coconut extract (can substitute vanilla extract)
oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
maraschino cherries, chopped and drained
assorted sparkly sprinkles
and/or apple slices to serveWith a hand or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar and coconut extract until well blended. Start on low speed and increase speed to medium-high. Turn off the mixer. Add the crushed pineapple and cherries and stir the fruit into the cream cheese mixture by hand until well combined. Place the cheese ball mixture in the center of some plastic wrap. Gather the wrap around the cream cheese and fruit mixture and twist to seal, making a ball shape. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, coat the outside of the cheese ball with the sparkly sprinkles. Serve the cheese ball with cookies and/or apple slices. I used Pepperidge Farm brand Butter Rum Cookies.
I first got the idea for cream cheese swirled brownies from the Good Housekeeping Desserts book. For even more dessert recipes like cakes, cupcakes, cookies and tarts, see the Desserts section in my Bake & Cook page
Stuff tortillas with apples, cream cheese, cinnamon to make this super easy dessert. I can skip the chocolate, cookies, and cakes, but if you hand me a dessert with apples in the mix like these stuffed tortillas, I can’t resist
Have you ever bought one of those "cheese" balls from the grocery store to put out as an appetizer. You know, the kind that has the yellow/orange processed cheese covered with some kind of suspicious waxy nuts