Monday, October 12, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball {Fun and Yummy}

I wanted to make some yummy fun treats for Family Game Night. I really wanted something new and different. I remembered a recipe for a Chocolate Chip Cheese ball that I have been dying to try. I found this recipe in the cookbook that I am currently reading, The Red Hat Society Cookbook. 

I'm loving this cookbook so many great home cooked dishes and southern recipes, which just so happens to be my favorite. My husband bought me this cookbook from Borders and surprised me.

I couldn't believe the price he paid $8 from the bargain table what a steal. He said he wasn't sure what kind of cookbook it was it just looked good. I told him The Red Hat Society is a awesome group of woman and I had been wanting one of their cookbooks for my collection, so I think he did pretty good.

 Their recipe for the chocolate chip cheese ball sounded really interesting, something I thought my kiddos would like especially since you can spread it on graham crackers or vanilla wafers.


I tossed the recipe together and my daughter said that looks weird. Off course judging it before she tastes it. I told her it had to sit a bit in the fridge and we could have it later that night when we played bowling on the Wii. 

She really didn't like that answer she hates having to wait to taste something. Well, when I took the cheese ball out of the refrigerator to plate it up for photos who do you think was right behind me? Mackenzie of course, and by the looks of the photo above you can see she couldn't wait to try it.

 I told her let me get a few pics and then you can dig it. Mackenzie said that she loves this dip and wants me to make it again. She said she likes the creamy sweet cheese mixture the best and not so much the chocolate chips. Now my oldest is the opposite he likes the chocolate chips best and told me that's the best part. Either way the kids loved it.


My helper for the day is Mackenzie.



We served our cheese ball with graham cracker squares and animal crackers.



 
Chocolate  Chip Cheese Ball

1 - pkg. 8oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 -cup butter
1/4 - tsp. vanilla
2 - tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 - cup confectioners sugar
3/4 - cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 - cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
graham crackers, chocolate graham crackers, vanilla wafers or animal crackers.

Beat softened cream cheese, butter, & vanilla until creamy. Slowly add sugars until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. 


Place mixture in a Tupperware of plastic container. Refrigerate for 1 -2 hours form into a ball and roll ball in pecans (optional) you can also roll the cheese ball into graham cracker crumbs or more mini chocolate chips. 

My kiddos do not like nuts so those are the optional choices. Serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafers or animal crackers.




21 comments:

sherri said... #

Looks yummy. My little nieces and nephews will love this one!

Libby said... #

I saw this recipe in a Taste of Homes Magazine and I've been wanting to try it. So glad that you had some good things to say about it :)

Tracy B at FeedSack Cooking said... #

these are really good. i first saw it on a wedding recepition table for the groom. glad that you shared it with us.

SnoWhite said... #

that looks a little strange... but tasty at the same time :)

Stephanie said... #

Yummy, that does look fun. I bet my kids would love it too - as would I!

Rachel said... #

yummy yummy yummy yummy

Like a ball of frosting. NOM NOM

Lisa Fink said... #

I love to make this! If you have any leftover, it also works great as a "frosting" for brownies!

Patti said... #

This sounds really yummy! I'll be giving it a try!!

Kelley said... #

my mouth is watering!

Life with Kaishon said... #

This does look good! How could it not be with that butter and sugar : ) I want some right now! I am popping over from SITS today!

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said... #

We love chocolate chip cheeseball. Yum! It's like super easy cheese cake.

pk said... #

Visiting from SITS and, of course, the first recipe I would see would be this one! I'm hooked. Definitely following. Have a great day!
pk @ Room Remix

teresa said... #

i am loving this, so fun!

Beverooni said... #

I make this every year for Christmas. BUT I heat up hot fudge and pour over it just prior to serving. Yummy to the Tummy! I have also used it several times for neighbor gifts. I include the cheeseball, a box of Gingersnaps and a jar of hot fudge. Now who wouldn't want to receive THAT?!

Live.Love.Eat said... #

Wow, definitely unique!!! I love what one commented said about giving it as a gift.

friedgreentomatoes said... #

Glad to know that my 6 year old isn't the only impatient one. I never finish anything before she asks for a taste. Can't wait to make this it looks so good!!

Anshika said... #

Looks yummy and different

Anonymous said... #

A friend made this recently for a dessert tasting we had and we all decided that the best thing to dip in it is pretzel sticks! So good! Also, it was even better the 2nd and 3rd days.

Crystalin Dunn said... #

Oh wow, this looks so amazing! I love eating graham crackers with leftover buttercream frosting from the fridge, but i think this goes above and beyond that little concoction. Thanks for a great idea for family night--love it!!

Leslie said... #

ok..this looks crazy good! Its one of those "why didnt I think of it" recipes!!!!

Melissa said... #

I made this for my son's birthday party and it was a hit! Awesome recipe! I posted it on my site too - THANKS! :-)