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Game Day Party Cheese Ball | No Thanks to Cake

This dessert cheese ball was made for a Denver Broncos fan table, but you can easily modify the M&M colors and the cake mix to match your favorite team colors.


  • 8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups Duncan Hines Blue Velvet cake mix, dry
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped M&M candies, orange and blue only
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Pretzel Chips


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Add in the blue velvet cake mix, the powdered sugar and the brown sugar. Beat until smooth and combined.  Note:  If you can’t find the Duncan Hines cake mix, Duff Goldman makes a Blue Suede Cake Mix you can use as well.
  • Turn the mixture out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap up into a ball and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Chop your M&M’s and place them on a plate or in a shallow dish. Remove the cheese ball from the refrigerator and unwrap. Roll in the M&Ms.
  • Place on a serving plate and serve with vanilla wafers and pretzel chips.