Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

by | Nov 2, 2016 | All, Desserts

 Need a sweet to share with a group? This Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball is the perfect dessert for any gathering made with pantry staples. 

Need a sweet for a crowd? This Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball is the perfect dessert for any gathering made with pantry staples!

The holidays are near and the social season is gearing up.  Just when you didn’t think it was possible, life got busier. And that’s why you need this Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball in your life. Easy, delicious and the hit of every party.

There will be many times over the next few months when you need to bring a dish to share at a party. It’s fun to do, but sometimes it creeps up on you. Suddenly it’s party day and you totally forgot. Or you had planned on making this great dessert but didn’t have time.  Let your stress melt away because the answer is here: the Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball.

What? A sweet cheese ball? Yes! This dessert will make you the hit of the party. It tastes like a fluffy cheesecake filled with mini chocolate chips, coated with toffee bits, and you use a cookie to scoop up all the goodness. Can it get any better? 

Friends will smile when they see you walk in with it. Your family will ask for it by name. Because it is just that good. And that easy. And you probably have everything you need to make it in your kitchen. If you don’t now, you will soon. Trust me.

Make-ahead Tip: This cheese ball freezes well but wait to coat it in toffee bits until right before serving.

Need a sweet for a crowd? This Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball is the perfect dessert for any gathering made with pantry staples.

Recommended Equipment

Yield: 12 servings

Chocolate Chip Cheese Cake Ball

Chocolate Chip Cheese Cake Ball

One of our most popular desserts! This chocolate chip cheese cake ball ALWAYS disappears and will have people begging for the recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toffee bits or 1 cup chopped pecans
  • chocolate cookies for dipping (I use the Nabisco Chocolate Wafer Cookies)

Instructions

  1. Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Add sugars and beat until just combined. Stir in chips. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Shape into a ball on Saran wrap and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Roll in toffee bits or chopped pecans just before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 416Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 158mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 3g
Need a sweet to share? This Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball is the perfect dessert for any gathering made with pantry staples.

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5 Comments

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    Just a quick note, Nabisco isn’t baking their Famous chocolate wafers anymore, according to the friendly fella at Cub….

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      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!

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    Yummy recipe! Made it for some guests this weekend (without pecans due to nut allergy) and it was a hit!

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      Thanks, Donelle! Sometimes I roll it in toffee bits too. Equally delish!

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    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.

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