10-Ingredient Vegan Cheese Balls (3 Ways!)





Yield 24 servings



  1. Prep ahead by soaking your raw cashews in water, overnight is best but 2-4 hours is sufficient enough. You can also boil on high for 5 minutes if you're pressed for time.
  2. Measure and add everything into a food processor (minus the flavorings/coatings), pulsing until smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  3. Divide into 3 equal portions. Mix each base with the mentioned fillings + coating combinations, found in the notes below.
  4. Scoop each mixture into the center of plastic wrap and twist to form a ball. Chill for 1-2 hours. You can also divide the cashew cheese into even smaller portions. I made 24 portions (8 of each flavor) using a 1 inch scoop.
  5. Remove from the fridge and roll in a mixture of whatever coating you prefer, until completely covered.
  6. Cover again with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. Alternatively you can make and portion out the base cheese ball and roll in a coating before serving to keep it fresh. Things like chives won't stay as fresh on the outside for more than a couple of days.
  7. Store leftovers wrapped tightly in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.


Fully Loaded Classic: ¼ cup Coconut Bacon - 2 tbsp Chives. Coated in: 3 tbsp Coconut Bacon - 2 tbsp Chives - 2 tbsp Sunflower Seed Parmesan

Hot Lemon Pepper: 2 tbsp Buffalo Sauce - 1 tbsp Lemon Juice & Zest - ½ tsp Paprika - ¼ tsp Cayenne. Coated in: ¼ cup Plain Bread Crumbs - 1 tbsp Sunflower Seed Parmesan - 1 tbsp Lemon Zest - ¼ tsp Black Pepper - ¼ tsp Paprika

Garlicky Spinach & Artichoke: ½ cup Spinach, thinly sliced - ¼ cup Artichoke Hearts, chopped - 1-2 cloves Garlic, minced - 1 tbsp Sunflower Seed Parmesan. Coated in: 2 tbsp Plain Bread Crumbs - 2 Sunflower Seed Parmesan

Tex Mex Bonus Combo: 2 tbsp Fajita Seasoning - 1 Jalapeño, minced. Coated in: 3 tbsp Walnuts, crushed - 1 tbsp Sunflower Seed Parmesan

Courses appetizer

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 inch scoop

Amount Per Serving

Calories 139

% Daily Value

Total Fat 11 g


Saturated Fat 3 g


Sodium 142 mg


Total Carbohydrates 6 g


Dietary Fiber 2 g


Sugars 1 g

Protein 5 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by The Plant Philosophy at