Need a sweet to share with a group? This Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Ball is the perfect dessert for any gathering! It takes 5 minutes to mix and is made with pantry staples. Desserts don't get much easier!
There's always a need for a quick, go-to dessert that is guaranteed to please a large group. This Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Ball is guaranteed to make you the hit of the party.
What? A sweet cheese ball? Yes! This easy dessert tastes just like fluffy cheesecake filled with mini chocolate chips and then rolled in more chocolate chips. Scoop it all up with a chocolate cookie.
Desserts don't get much better.
Friends will smile when they see you walk in with it. Your family will ask for it by name. It's that good. And that easy. You probably already have everything you need to make it now!
Why you will love this recipe
▶︎ It's easy! You only need a handful of pantry staple ingredients to make this easy no-bake dessert. The hardest thing about this cheesecake ball recipe is waiting for it to chill.
▶︎ It's make-ahead. It only takes minutes to make the batter! You can make it in the morning and it is ready to go that night or wrap it well and freeze it for later.
▶︎ It appeals to all ages! No matter the age, this easy dessert is loved by all. And it's an added bonus that it is easy to make peanut/nut allergen-free (just be sure to check your chocolate chips).
This easy dessert cheesecake ball only needs a few easy-to-find ingredients.
Place room temperature cream cheese and butter in a large bowl and beat until creamy.
Add sugars and vanilla and beat until smooth. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
If you want to serve it as a ball, you will need to chill it for a few hours so it will keep its shape. If you want to serve it right away, just spoon the mixture into a bowl for serving.
Yes! It freezes really well. I like to make 2 at once and freeze one for later to have on hand for last-minute guests. Just wrap it well and wait to roll in the mini chocolate chips until you are ready to serve it.
Yes! If you want added crunch, you can roll it in crushed toffee bits or if you want to cut the sweetness, roll it in chopped pecans.
Expert Tips for the Best Cheese Balls
✔️ Use room temperature cream cheese and butter to get smooth and creamy batter.
✔️ Mix well after you add the sugars so they are fully incorporated in the cheesecake mixture, otherwise your cheesecake ball will be grainy.
✔️ Use mini chocolate chips for this recipe. They give the perfect ratio of cheesecake to chocolate and it looks oh so pretty.
✔️ We love to use Nabisco Chocolate Cookies to scoop up the goodness, but graham crackers or ginger snaps are great alternatives if you can't find the cookies.
✔️ Lucky enough to have leftovers? Reroll it into a smaller ball and save for another time!
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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Ball
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 8 tablespoons butter softened
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 ¾ cup mini chocolate chips, (divided)
- chocolate cookies for serving, I use the Nabisco Chocolate Wafer Cookies
- Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add sugars and vanilla and beat until sugars are dissolved and fully incorporated. Stir in ¾ cup mini chocolate chips.8 ounces cream cheese,, ¾ cup powdered sugar, ½ teaspoon vanilla, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 ¾ cup mini chocolate chips,, 8 tablespoons butter
- Shape into a ball on Saran wrap and chill for 1 hour.
- Roll in remaining mini chocolate chips and serve.1 ¾ cup mini chocolate chips,
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.
I made this for Thanksgiving. But I used animal crackers and my husband ended up eating the entire thing. I also just left it as a dip verses a ball. Now I make it as a sweet treat to keep in the fridge.
Yummy recipe! Made it for some guests this weekend (without pecans due to nut allergy) and it was a hit!
Thanks, Donelle! Sometimes I roll it in toffee bits too. Equally delish!
jen Peruzzi says
Just a quick note, Nabisco isn't baking their Famous chocolate wafers anymore, according to the friendly fella at Cub....
Jen, I just bought them last week at my Cub in Eagan. I'll check when I am there this afternoon. Thanks for the heads up!