Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball


Cheese balls always make a great choice to take to a party or to serve to guests.  Although I love cheese, it gets a bit boring to always take the same old recipe, however tried and true, to every event. 

So at the suggestion of the minnies, I tried my hand at a sweet cheese treat!  This is so rich and delicious that it's sure to be a favorite choice for the children and the adults. 

Here's how you can make this easy chocolate chip cheese ball for your next party!

Ingredients
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Optional:
Cherry for garnish, 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts or almond slivers

Directions
1.  Beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth in a bowl.
2.  Mix in the confectioners' sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
3.  Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
4.  Work the chilled cream cheese mixture into a round, ball shape.

I chose to garnish the chocolate chip cheese ball with a cherry. Alternatively, you may want to coat the cheese ball in nuts or almonds.  I think that coconut would also be delicious.

I served this with chocolate swirl cookies, but graham crackers or animal crackers are another perfect choice for this sweet treat.

Try this at home and let me know what you think!

Have a great day!






2 comments:

  1. I have been making this for a few years now and it is a big hit every time! I have found you can get away with subbing low fat cream cheese, but fat free changes the consistency drastically. I also like serving with Teddy Grahams or graham cracker sticks!

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