Everything Cream Cheese Balls - Magnolia Days

Everything Cream Cheese Balls

Everything Cream Cheese Balls is a fantastic appetizer served with bagel chips. It has all the flavors of an everything bagel with cream cheese.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18
Author Renee Dobbs


  • 5 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 16 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • Bagel chips or crackers for serving


  1. Combine sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion flakes, pepper, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Beat cream cheese, garlic, and 2 tablespoons seed mixture until combined.
  3. Chill for at least 1 hour to firm up mixture and make it easier to roll into balls.
  4. Scoop 2 tablespoon portions and roll into balls.
  5. Roll balls in remaining seed mixture, pressing to coat.
  6. Chill balls at least 2 hours prior to serving.
  7. Serve with bagel chips or crackers. Can also be used as cream cheese spread for bagels.

Recipe Notes

Time stated does not include time for chilling mixture.