Candy Corn Cheeseball Clusters

After looking up the definition of cheese one day, I stumbled across this paragraph, “best when in the form of a ball, snuggled next to candy corn, and doused in chocolate.” I thought to myself, hmmph, that is quite interesting.

Ok, so maybe I’m exaggerating a tad, but really, that’s how good this is.

I’ve been in this “I’m on a creative kick” mode lately. I will be walking through the store and decide to just grab an item because it either looks really good, or it’s calling my name to be included in my next treat. I mean, I grabbed sour apple cotton candy because it was $1, but oh the possibilities.

So when I stumbled upon 6 different types of candy corn, I knew my Halloween baking journey would be very fun and filled with candy corn. I’m going to try to make use of them all, and if it keeps going at this rate, I’m not sure what bizarre thing I’ll come up with next. Maybe I should stop while I’m ahead? Naaaaahhh ;)


So a few of the ingredients I have rummaged up are right here. Cheeseballs, candy corn, and chocolate came together in my head one day, and honestly…it seemed like a good idea. After conjuring up several people to try them, I knew I would get an honest opinion.

First, I decided that these cute little clusters of joy should not only look festive, but they should look festive together, like a piece of candy corn. (As shown above, if you didn’t understand)

I’ll admit, it did feel wrong dumping cheeseballs into melted chocolate, I can’t lie about that. I also felt that I was defying the 100 calorie pack rule. You know, never pour something intended to be healthy into a large bowl of chocolate. Woops.

Candy Corn Cheeseball Clusters

Items Needed:

  • 4 packs of 100 calorie pack cheeseballs (You can use regular cheeseballs too, probably around 2 cups or so)
  • 1 1/2 cups of chocolate melting wafers
  • 1/4-1/2 cup candy corn (More or less depending on you preference)
  1. First of all, line a mini-cupcake pan with 15 wrappers.
  2. Then, you must melt the chocolate in 30 second intervals in the microwave until melted.
  3. Pour the cheeseballs and candy corn into the chocolate and stir. If you need more candy corn or cheeseballs, now would be the time to add them.
  4. Viola! Cover with seasonally festive sprinkles, and let set.
  5. Wait for confusion doused with delight.

Care to know what my testers thought of the new-fangled product?

Tester #1 *Mi Madre*

 “Holy Schnikies Lauren, these are absolutely incredible. It is such an unexpected taste that works so well together…..and they are almost healthy!”

Yeah mom, whatever you say ;)

Tester #2 *Jared* (Also known as the tester for 75% of my baking and always gives me rave reviews, I like that boy)

Background info: I gave him eight, and this is one hour after I gave them to him.

Lauren: Jared, did you like the clusters

Jared: No, but I ate them….all. ;) (He actually loved them)


Tester #3 *Bal and Tatisha* (Names have been changed to conceal identities)

Although Bal was cautious, she said that they were good. Tatisha on the other hand actually had the guts to say that they were weird. Well, your weird, Tatisha. Your weird. (hehe jk…..or am I ;)

Overall, the success if evident. So don’t worry next time you are trying to be creative, but it may not work. Try it! If it fails, just give it to Jared ;)