Nov 14, 2007

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

My friend Amber Sim invited me to go to a cooking/holiday gift ideas class tonight. It got me excited to try out some new holiday recipes. We tried a couple of tasty cheese balls, which I'm looking forward to trying. (We also were 0 for 3 on the drinks.....chocolate cappucino, and two different kinds of tea drinks. The teacher was pretty offended we didn't want to try her delicious creations!). Anyway, I got this recipe today and think it sounds divine. I can't vouch for it yet, since I haven't made it, but it's got chocolate chips and cream cheese in it....can you really go wrong!? I'm going to try it out one of these days, but if you beat me to it, let me know what you think!

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
Enjoy this recipe from Christmas in the Country Cookbook (M970).
8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 t. vanilla extract
3/4 c. powdered sugar
2 T. brown sugar, packed
3/4 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 c. pecans or walnuts, finely chopped
Graham cracker sticks, pretzels, Nilla wafers, etc...
Directions: Blend cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl until fluffy. Gradually add sugars; beat just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Place on a large piece of plastic wrap; shape into a ball. Refrigerate for a least one additional hour. At serving time, roll ball in chopped nuts. Serve with graham cracker sticks, etc... for dipping. Makes about 2 cups.


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Katie said...

YUMMMMY! Sounds so good, I'll have to try it!

Young Family said...

I can't wait to try it! It sounds SO good!! Thanks!