Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

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Anne Nunez

By
@FleurdeSel

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)

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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


Rating:

★★★★★ 32 votes

Comments:
Serves:
15-20
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 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

Step-by-Step

  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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About Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: New Year Party
Other Tag: For Kids




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