Monday, October 26, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball


Sometimes I feel like I'm in an appetizer rut. I have a few that I really like and I just keep making them over and over again for every party and get-together that I have. So I was trying to come up with ideas for something kid friendly for my son's birthday party and saw this recipe on another blog. I knew immediately that I had to try it, and I'm so glad that I did.

This cheese ball was fantastic! It was so easy to make and everyone loved it - kids AND adults. Everyone kept asking me what was in it and how to make it. And my sister took the recipe and made it for a gathering at her house the next weekend.

Make this - you won't be sorry!


Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
(from Mommy's Kitchen)

1 8oz. package cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
For coating: 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, crushed graham crackers, or 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
For dipping: Graham crackers, chocolate graham crackers, vanilla wafers, pretzel sticks, Teddy Grahams or animal crackers.

1. Beat softened cream cheese, butter, & vanilla until creamy. Slowly add sugars until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Place mixture in a Tupperware or plastic container. Refrigerate for 1 -2 hours.

2. Form into a ball and roll ball in pecans, graham cracker crumbs, or mini chocolate chips. Serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, Teddy Grahams, pretzels, or animal crackers.

7 comments:

jillbert said...

That looks so delicious! I have no doubt that would be a hit at a party. I'm saving this one for the next time I need to bring something to someone's house!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Wow it looks so beautiful and mega chocolate chips. I told you the kids eat that stuff up. I am so glad you liked the recipe. Thanks for letting me know.

Heather said...

i think you've just changed my life. i am serving this soon. it looks AMAZING!

Alwayzbakin said...

Yummy! This looks great. It's nice because it's not your normal appetizer. Perfect for a little one's birthday. Especially with the animal crackers. So cute. Happy Birthday to your son!

Karine said...

Wowow that looks perfect for the sweet tooth I have! :)

Katrina said...

I just made these a couple weeks ago. Got the recipe from Taste of Home magazine. It looks the same. De-lish! Love the animal crackers with it!

4*KowBoys said...

Now this is something I could use! Great easy recipe!