chocolate chip cheese ball

★★★★★ 32 Reviews
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By Anne Bruscato Nunez
from Kansas City, MO

This sweet indulgence has become a New Year's Eve tradition for our family. I've also brought it to parties and meetings and gotten rave reviews. (Adapted from Allrecipes.com)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh wow, this is such a good, sweet appetizer! I just can't think of any better way to put it. You may be tempted to just use your finger for tasting, but we recommend serving with graham crackers.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 32 Reviews
serves 15-20
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For chocolate chip cheese ball

  • 1 pkg
    (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened (do not use margarine)
  • 3/4 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    miniature chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c
    pecans or your favorite nuts, chopped (optional)

How To Make chocolate chip cheese ball

  • 1
    In mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy. Add sugars and vanilla and mix until well-combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Gather cold mixture into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Chill another hour. Roll ball in pecans just before serving.
  • 2
    Usually, I skip the ball stage and serve this as a spread without the pecans. It's great on chocolate, cinnamon and honey graham crackers, vanilla wafers, shortbread or butter cookies.
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