Dessert Ball Recipe

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Dessert Ball

Phyllis Lawson


My best friend gave me this recipe, and I have never met one person that didn't LOVE it.

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No-Cook or Other


8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
butter, softened
1/4 tsp
3/4 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
brown sugar
3/4 c
mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 c
pecans, finely chopped (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add sugars and beat until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips (and nuts, if using them).
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Place onto a large piece of wax paper and shape into a ball, then refrigerate for 1 hour more.
Serve with graham cracker sticks, Oreo sticks, strawberries ... the possibilities are endless.
*IMPORTANT* - If you want to form it into a ball, you must use real butter. If you would rather use margarine, you can, but it will not form a ball shape no matter how long it stays in the fridge. In that case, you can put it into a bowl and just dip into it with your cookies or fruit. Same taste, just different presentation.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids