Friday, December 22, 2006

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

This is my new favorite party food! I usually just set it out as a dip & don't bother with the pecans at all. I have served this with a variety of graham crackers, cinnamon & chocolate are the favs. It also works with teddy grahams.

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Serves/Yields: About 2 cups


1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, soft (no substitutes)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 T brown sugar
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cups finely chopped pecans
Variety of graham crackers


In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy.
Gradually add sugar, beat until just combined. Stir in chocolate
chips. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Place onto saran wrap;
shape into a ball. Refrigerate at least 1 more hour. Just before
serving, roll cheese ball in pecans. Serve with graham crackers.