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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Everyone loves a good cheeseball, right? Well.... Even if you're not a fan of the traditional cheesy, rolled-in-nuts kind of cheeseball, you're going to LOVE this one. It's a dessert cheeseball. I don't actually roll it into a ball. I cheat and make it in a pretty glass bowl. (Actually, I use lower-fat ingredients, and they don't like to set up into a ball-ish consistency.) Either way, it's pretty yummy! We eat it with graham crackers (regular or chocolate), Nilla Wafers, or shortbread cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cheeseball

1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2 T. brown sugar
3/4 c. powdered sugar
3/4 c. mini chocolate chips

  1. Beat softened cream cheese, softened butter, and vanilla until creamy.
  2. Slowly add brown sugar and powdered sugar until blended.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Place mixture onto a piece of waxed paper and form into a ball.
  5. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  6. You can roll this into crushed pecans if you wish. I'm not a fan of nuts, so I just go with the bowl.
  7. Serve with graham crackers or cookies of your choice.

For more great meal and munchies ideas, stop by this week's Ultimate Recipe Swap hosted by Life As MOM or the recipe swap at The Grocery Cart Challenge.


UnfinishedMom said...

I've been wanting this recipe for ages. I'm so glad you posted. The only other recipe I could find had Kahlua in it and I wasn't sure how to adjust it to take out the alcohol. Thank you. Thank you!

Jackie said...

That sounds so good! I'm a friend to anything sweet! :)

Jodi said...

How clever! I've never seen a recipe like this. I'm a cheesecake fan and I know I'd enjoy this. Thanks.