Monday, December 16, 2013

Strawberry Cheesecake Ball

To indulge in my love of Buttercream Frosting, as part of a sponsored post for The Frosting Queens, I made a Strawberry Cheesecake Ball with The Frosting Queens Striking Strawberry Buttercream Frosting. 

Are you someone that can eat Buttercream Frosting with a spoon? I will shamelessly admit to being one of those people - in fact I will take it a step further and admit to doing it standing at the fridge, door open. No shame in my game folks, no shame. So, with that being said - you could imagine how excited I was to receive a package in the mail that included two pouches of The Frosting Queens Buttercream Frosting! Although I wanted to cut the pouches open and start squeezing them into my mouth, I refrained. Instead, I decided to create a recipe just for my fellow Frosting Lovers out there. {that's you!} This Strawberry Cheesecake Ball is perfect to take to holiday parties, potlucks or to indulge in at home. {we did the latter and even the kids joined in on the action!} 

If you haven't heard of The Frosting Queens Buttercream Frosting - I will tell you all about it. But first, you MUST check out their awesomesauce packaging. This is what baking dreams are made of...

Seriously though, how awesome is the packaging?

The Frosting Queens makes All-Natural Buttercream Frosting in a variety of flavors with fun names such as Charmed Chocolate, Crowned Caramel, Velvety Vanilla and Striking Strawberry. Ok, on the cuteness level - they got everyone beat, hands down. But they don't stop there - all of the Buttercream Frostings are All-Natural. Every ingredient on the label is recognizable which makes this Momma happy. Plus, they are from Sacramento, CA which makes them a local company to me. Why would I not want to use The Frosting Queens Buttercream Frosting?!? {there is no reason!}

Ok, so enough about one of my new favorite products and on to one of my new favorite recipes! All that is needed is a pouch of The Frosting Queens Striking Strawberry Buttercream Frosting, cream cheese, walnuts, white chocolate chips and vanilla wafers. This recipe is too easy to prepare and so, so, so delicious to devour. We enjoyed ours with graham crackers {regular and chocolate}, vanilla wafers and Ritz crackers. The Ritz crackers were the favorite accompaniment amongst our group - the mixture of sweet and salty was wonderful!

Beware: You may get caught eating this Strawberry Cheesecake Ball with a spoon, by the fridge - with the door open. ;)

Strawberry Cheesecake Ball
1 pouch The Frosting Queens Striking Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
8 oz Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup vanilla wafers, crushed
1. Mix together Striking Strawberry Buttercream Frosting, cream cheese, ½ cup white chocolate chips and ½ cup chopped walnuts until smooth and fully incorporated.
2. Place mixture in middle of large piece of plastic wrap and wrap up forming a ball. Place in freezer for about an hour or until firm to the touch.
3. Mix together remaining ½ cup white chocolate chips and ½ cup chopped walnuts. Roll cheesecake ball in nut mixture, pressing pieces in with fingertips. Then roll in crushed vanilla wafers. Wrap in plastic wrap again and return to freezer for 30 minutes and serve immediately. If making in advance, place in fridge until ready to serve.


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