Lemon-Ginger Cheesecake Balls


Here's a festive treat that will tantalize your taste buds. The rich no-bake cheesecake balls come together in less than 30 minutes.

reflection of Lemon-Ginger Cheesecake Ball on green background
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Freeze Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
46 balls


  • 2 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 cup crushed gingersnaps (5 oz.)

  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped candied ginger

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 9 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon shortening


  1. In a large bowl beat cream cheese with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup of the crushed gingersnaps, the cream, ginger, and zest. Beat until combined. Cover and chill 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

  2. Line a tray or rimmed baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on prepared tray. Freeze 15 minutes or until nearly firm.

  3. In a small saucepan heat and stir chocolate and shortening over low until melted. Dip balls in chocolate to coat, allowing excess to drip off. Return to prepared tray. Sprinkle balls with remaining gingersnap crumbs before chocolate sets. Chill until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

91 Calories
6g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 46
Calories 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 57mg 1%
Folate, total 3.7mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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