Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

A sweet switch from the usual cheese ball. Serve with graham crackers or chocolate wafers.

Yield

32 servings

Ingredients

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
graham crackers

Directions

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

Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Roll the cheese ball in finely chopped pecans before serving. Serve with graham crackers.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 206, Fat 17 g (Saturated Fat 8 g), Cholesterol 31 mg, Sodium 101 mg, Carbohydrate 14 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 2 g.

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