Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
  • 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
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  1. In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  2. Mix in confectioners' sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  5. Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball.
  6. Wrap with plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  7. Roll the cheese ball in finely chopped pecans before serving.
I am never sure whether to categorize this as an appetizer or a dessert, but I think it's a bit of both. :) This is AWESOME. Tastes just like chocolate chip cheesecake, and I always serve it with chocolate graham cracker sticks. One of my husband's friends is always requesting that I make this! I omit the pecans when I make it.