A sweet switch from the usual cheese ball. Serve with graham crackers or chocolate wafers.

Kim
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in confectioners' sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

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  • Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  • Roll the cheese ball in finely chopped pecans before serving.

Nutrition Facts

101.7 calories; 1 g protein; 6.9 g carbohydrates; 15.3 mg cholesterol; 41.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2002
Tastes like a chocolate chip cheesecake and is so simple to make! This was a HUGE hit at a ladies' luncheon that I made it for. Everyone kept going back for more and everyone requested the recipe. Just be sure you let everyone know that it's a DESSERT cheese ball. No one had ever seen a dessert cheese ball before and one lady got quite confused as to why a cheese ball had black specks in it and was served with graham crackers! I served it with regular graham crackers and also chocolate graham crackers. I think it tasted best with the chocolate graham crackers. A helpful hint: Add graham crackers and/or chocolate graham crackers to the ingredients list. Since they weren't listed when I made my grocery list I neglected to buy any and had to make a special trip back to the grocery store when I realized I had nothing to serve the cheese ball with! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2011
I could NOT get mine to roll into a ball I added extra sugar as suggested AND put it in the fridge over night. It was just a bowl of mush:-( Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2002
Tastes like a chocolate chip cheesecake and is so simple to make! This was a HUGE hit at a ladies' luncheon that I made it for. Everyone kept going back for more and everyone requested the recipe. Just be sure you let everyone know that it's a DESSERT cheese ball. No one had ever seen a dessert cheese ball before and one lady got quite confused as to why a cheese ball had black specks in it and was served with graham crackers! I served it with regular graham crackers and also chocolate graham crackers. I think it tasted best with the chocolate graham crackers. A helpful hint: Add graham crackers and/or chocolate graham crackers to the ingredients list. Since they weren't listed when I made my grocery list I neglected to buy any and had to make a special trip back to the grocery store when I realized I had nothing to serve the cheese ball with! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2002
Tastes like a chocolate chip cheesecake and is so simple to make! This was a HUGE hit at a ladies' luncheon that I made it for. Everyone kept going back for more and everyone requested the recipe. Just be sure you let everyone know that it's a DESSERT cheese ball. No one had ever seen a dessert cheese ball before and one lady got quite confused as to why a cheese ball had black specks in it and was served with graham crackers! I served it with regular graham crackers and also chocolate graham crackers. I think it tasted best with the chocolate graham crackers. A helpful hint: Add graham crackers and/or chocolate graham crackers to the ingredients list. Since they weren't listed when I made my grocery list I neglected to buy any and had to make a special trip back to the grocery store when I realized I had nothing to serve the cheese ball with! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2006
so tasty! i have made this more times than i can count for certain occasions. some tips on this: NO LOWFAT ALLOWED! its too runny. and also, if you can't get it to form into a ball, you dont have enough sugar. add just a little extra at a time and it will be moldable. another good time saver- stick it in the freezer instead of the fridge. cuts the time in half. i also like to skip the nuts, add extra choc chips, and roll the ball in toffee bits. and then definately serve with chocolate grahms! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2003
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 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2010
This is the best dessert ball I have yet to serve! 1/2'd the recipe and made the first cheese ball with toffee bits based on other recommendations and the second cheese ball with the pecans based on the recipe. Needless to say our friends must all have sweet tooths as the toffee bit dessert ball flew off the table dissolving into numerous mouths!!! Sublime!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2007
I thought this was easy! I made it about a year ago, but remembered for a party. Anyway, rather than deal with the "Will it set, or won't it?" issue, I lined a shallow bowl with plastic wrap, and scoop the mix into it. I smoothed out the bottom, and stuck it in the fridge. Next day, flip it over on a plate, press on the outer topping of your choice, and Viola! Much easier to serve and scoop off of rather than a big round ball anyway. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2005
This one took me for surprise! I love it! I used real butter and boxed cream cheese I also used 3 TBS brown sugar. I did whip mine a long time in the mix master and placed in a bowl in the fridge over night. It was very soft but after a day in the fridge it formed into a perfect ball. I scooped it out onto waxed paper and rolled in Toffee bits. It really tasted like cookie dough once chilled. For those having trouble with forming a ball you might want to chill it in a metal bowl and be sure to use room temperature (real) butter and (regular)cream cheese. I don't know if the whipping had anything to do with it but my cheese ball did form well. Good luck:) Thanks for a great new recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2002
This is the coolest recipe. I shaped it into a ball and placed on a serving plate. I cut a star out of construction paper and laid it on top. I sprinkled chopped pecans all over and then removed the star which I covered with mini chocolate chips. It was really neat. I've also done just strips of paper altnernating between chopped pecans and mini chips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2003
I used 1 cup conf. dugar sifted 3 TBLS brown sugar 1 cup mini chips and abut 1/2 tsp. vanilla. WONDERFUL! Took it to work today for Boss's Day. Everyone gathered around and did not leave until the last chip was gone! I served with the honey graham sticks and chocolate teddy grahams! It is also great with fresh strawberries! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2007
Taste is awsome but i used margerine vs butter - do not do this - the butter is needed to help keep in a ball form. I will make again with butter Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2011
I could NOT get mine to roll into a ball I added extra sugar as suggested AND put it in the fridge over night. It was just a bowl of mush:-( Read More
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