Monday, November 17, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

This is a fun variation from the traditional cheese ball and crackers! Every time I make this, I always get requests for the recipe. I love bringing it to parties. It tastes like cookie dough, and then you use Nilla wafer crackers and chocolate or honey graham cracker sticks to dip with, Yum!

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

8 oz. cream cheese, must be softened!
1/2 c. butter, must be softened!
1/2 tsp vanilla (if using real vanilla I would only use 1/4 tsp)
1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
3 Tbs. brown sugar
1 bag mini chocolate chips (must be the mini size, regular do not work for this)
1/2 c. finely chopped walnuts or pecans
Cookies or sweet crackers to dip with

In medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add sugars; beat just until combined. Stir in 3/4 c. chocolate chips and 1/2 c. chopped nuts. Place on large piece of plastic wrap and form into a ball, wrap up and refrigerate for at least two hours so it can harden up a little bit. Just before serving, roll cheese ball in the remaining mini chocolate chips.


ryley said...

I think I might make this for this weekend.
We are getting together on Sunday and I can't think of anything to bring.. at least I know someoneon wont bring the same dish!! I'll let you know how it goes...