Muddy Buddy Cheeseball

Raven Higheagle


Now that I'm grown up and would have a party or go to a potluck, I always bring a cheeseball. I expect it at gatherings.
Now that I use to make desserts “for a living” I’m kind of always expected to bring sweets to parties. So when I was invited to a Baby Shower for a friend My mind immediately went to a cheeseball. A sweet, chocolaty version, that is.I took the classic muddy buddy flavors (chocolate and peanut butter) and mixed them with cream cheese to form a thick, sweet, rich cheeseball. It’s almost like eating fudge, but you get to put it on cookies and apples so, um, it’s better.

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Makes 2 Cheeseballs or 1 Large One
10 Min
1 Hr


1 bag(s)
milk chocolate chips (about 2 cups)
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 c
peanut butter
things to dip: cookies, pretzels, fruit, or pie crust dippers
1/2 c
powdered sugar

How to Make Muddy Buddy Cheeseball


  • 1Melt chocolate chips in a large, microwave safe bowl for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Let cool slightly.
  • 2Add peanut butter and cream cheese to melted chocolate.
  • 3Mix with a hand mixer until thoroughly combined.
  • 4Divide into two portions. Use your hands to form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap.
  • 5Chill for about an hour (or more - this can be done a day ahead, but let come to room temperature before continuing).
  • 6Right before serving, place powdered sugar in a large bowl.
  • 7Roll each ball in it two times, completely coating each time.
  • 8Serve with cookies or fruit. (After awhile, you may need to add more powdered sugar. It will begin to dissolve.)

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