Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

I don't normally like to share recipes so close together, but since it is Labor Day weekend, I thought it would be ok to post an absolutely delicious dessert recipe that is so super easy to make, and will have your guests asking for more. This is one of my desserts that is requested at every family gathering, and there is never any left over for me to bring home. Which kind of sucks, because then I have to dig around for some late night sweets that aren't nearly as good as this.


(I ran out of pecans, so had to improvise here. The chocolate chips should be mixed in with the cream cheese, and the ball should be covered in the chopped pecans. Or, for those with nut allergies, omit the pecans altogether and put it together as pictured. Either way is oh, so tasty!)

Ingredients:

1 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup of butter (no substitutes), softened
3/4 to 1 cup powder sugar (start with 3/4, add more if needed)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions:

In medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in powder sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic wrap, then chill again for 1 hour.

Roll the cream cheese ball in finely chopped pecans before serving.

Serve with graham cracker sticks (plain or chocolate).


Wishing you all a happy Labor Day Weekend! Will see you all again on Tuesday :)


28 comments:

  1. This sounds awesome! we do birthdays at work and take turns bringing goodies - this will be next on my list! thanks for sharing!

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  2. Lord have mercy this looks amazing lol!! I would eat the entire thing in one setting!

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  3. I don't mind recipes every day :) I make cakes too, Theresa, you have some of my recipe links under my DEZZY ON TOUR button :)

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    1. Oooh, I love cake Dezzy! I didn't know you made them. Coming to check out your cakes :)

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  4. Nom nom! It looks so good! I have a total sweet tooth. I have to force myself to not eat somethings.

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  5. LOL one may be in a diabetic coma after that

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  6. Girl..am coming over. You may now open the door. am getting my own plate too.(Big plate)

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  7. Girl..am coming over. You may now open the door. am getting my own plate too.(Big plate)

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  8. I never would have guessed or thought to mix chocolate and cream cheese, but it looks great.

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  9. I bet that is a hit at parties! Great share!

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  10. this is an awesome recipe for parties. i will give it a try, we LOVE chocolate chips.

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  11. I like chocolate, and I like cheese, but I can't seem to picture in my mind what it would taste like to mix the two together.

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    1. Silly Steve, it's cream cheese ;) Just imagine a shot of sugar laced with even more sugar and there you go lol

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  12. Oh, wow! Anything with cheese and chocolate can't be too bad.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  13. I could see you liking this peanut butter cheese ball to!

    http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2012/01/26/peanut-butter-cheese-ball/

    I've never made it, but have it pinned.

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    1. Oooh! You know I like the peanut butter Alissa! Thanks for sharing that one! Going to go pin it now myself :)

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  14. Delicious chocolate that rich ...! Thank you!

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  15. I used to make one almost like this when my Grandkids were small. They loved it.

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  16. NO WAY! Whenever I host parties at my house, I always serve a cheese ball, but I've never had one with chocolate chips. I HAVE to make this next time I have a party!!

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  17. This sounds delicious!! I never thought of making a dessert ball! Thanks for the great recipe, and i will be serving it at the next birthday party I have.

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  18. Hmmmm I can imagine how yumm it is! So mouthwatering!

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  19. GASP these are SOOO delicious!! And this one looks EXTRA delicious!! You can't go wrong with chocolate...cream cheese...sugar....Oh mY!!! Pinning for sure!!

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  20. OMG why are you doing this to me?? It's almost bed time and I'm resisting the urge to have a late night snack and then I see this!

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  21. This sounds so good and sweet! There is no wrong way to mix chocolate with anything! Yummo!!

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  22. I will be trying this. This looks and sounds good.

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