Peanut Butter S’Mores Cheesecake Ball Gluten Free Dessert Recipe

Yields: 10-12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes + chilling time

Ingredients

Cheesecake Base

  • 8 ounces full-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Mix-ins

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup gluten-free mini chocolate chips, divided (use 1/2 cup in the mixture, 1/2 cup for coating)

Dippers

  • Gluten-free graham crackers
  • Apple slices
  • Animal crackers
  • Strawberries

Instructions

1. Make the cheesecake base

  • Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and peanut butter until smooth and creamy.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the cream cheese mixture, mixing until well combined.

2. Mix in the s’mores goodness

  • Gently fold in the 1 1/2 cups of mini marshmallows and 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips into the cheesecake mixture.

3. Shape the ball

  • On a sheet of plastic wrap, form the mixture into a ball shape. Wrap tightly and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight.

4. Coat with chocolate

  • In a small bowl, melt the remaining 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips (either in the microwave in short bursts or in a double boiler).
  • Remove the chilled cheesecake ball and unwrap. Using a spoon or spatula, drizzle melted chocolate over the ball. You may also roll the ball in the chocolate for a thicker coat.

5. Serve and Enjoy

  • Let the chocolate set for a few minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite gluten-free dippers like graham crackers, fruits, or animal crackers.

Tips

  • Softened ingredients are key: Make sure the cream cheese and butter are at room temperature for easy mixing.
  • Customize the sweetness: Adjust the sugar depending on your preference.
  • Chilling time: The longer you chill the cheesecake ball, the firmer it will be, making it easier to serve.
  • Make it ahead: You can easily make this dessert a day or two in advance.

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