My Friend Cindy and I have been collecting recipes that are in the shape of a ball. One day we were naming all kinds of food. We started laughing so hard she had to excuse herself to the restroom and I was trying to breathe. So every time I see a recipe to add to our list I send it to her. We say we could write a cookbook of food shaped into balls.
Allow cream cheese to come to room temp. Melt chocolate chips & corn syrup together for 30 second increments, removing and stirring till chips are melted. In a small bowl, add cream cheese and melted chocolate mixture and mix together, Add in powdered sugar and stir to combine. Refrigerate mixture for about 30 minutes or till it hardens. Shape into ball. When cheese ball has chilled and firm roll in chopped hazelnuts. Toasting the nuts will add more flavor. If you'd like you can use pecans.