Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Recipe
A sweet switch from the usual cheese ball. Cream cheese and butter are sweetened and blended with miniature chocolate chips, then rolled in chopped pecans.
Everyone liked it but they liked the chocolate, chocolate chip cheese ball (a Paula Deen recipe) better. The chocolate chip cheese ball was super sweet and even after being refrigerated for 24 hrs was still too soft to mold into a ball (perhaps because of the light cream cheese). A good, solid recipe for those that like super sweet desserts.
I really liked the cheese ball recipe, it was a great change from the cheese balls we usually have. I found that if you put plastic wrap in the bottom of two small round bowls and divide the recipe in half and ref. overnight the next day you will have no problem with molding the ball. If you put one half on top of the other and roll in the chips and nuts it will be a perfect ball shape, just wrap in plastic wrap and it's ready when you are.
I MADE THIS RECIPE FOR THE FIRST TIME. I FOUND THE OTHER REVIEWS TO BE MOST HELPFUL,ESPECIALLY THE SUGGESTION OF INCREASING THE CONFECTIONERS SUGAR TO 1 CUP WHICH I DID. I ALSO HAD NO TROUBLE WITH IT FORMING INTO A BALL QUICKLY. MAYBE OTHERS HAD TROUBLE BECAUSE THEY SOFTENED THE CREAM CHEESE AND BUTTER IN THE MICROWAVE. I SOFTENED MINE FOR 1 HOUR AT ROOM TEMP.-NO PROBLEMS. EVERYONE LOVED IT AND I PLAN TO MAKE IT AGAIN FOR ANOTHER EVENT THIS WEEK. THIS ONE'S A DEFINITE KEEPER!!!! KATHY
This is always the biggest hit when I bring it to parties!! I call it 'Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Ball'. I think it sounds better than calling it a 'Cheese Ball'. I use twice as much vanilla extract and a little more brown sugar than the recipe calls for. I serve it with Honey Maid Graham Cracker sticks.