Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Recipe
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Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Recipe

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Your guests are in for a sweet surprise when they try this unusual cheese ball…it tastes just like cookie dough! Rolled in chopped pecans, the chip-studded spread is wonderful on regular or chocolate graham crackers. I especially like it because it can be assembled in a wink. —Kelly Glascock, Syracuse, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Graham crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 206 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add sugars; beat just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Place cream cheese mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap; shape into a ball. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Just before serving, roll cheese ball in pecans. Serve with graham crackers. Yield: 1 cheese ball (about 2 cups).
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball in Quick Cooking December 2000, p29

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Reviewed Apr. 2, 2016

"One of my favorite go-to recipes! Always get lots of request for this tasty treat. Have made with reduced fat and fat free cream cheese with good results. Just shape in a cute serving dish & pat the nuts on top. Sometimes also like to toss in some toffee bits. I like to serve with graham pretzels (regular & chocolate) that I get from a local bulk food store. I can eat this by the spoonful!"

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

""Very good recipe! Nice to have a dessert cheese ball recipe. ""

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"Made it really fast on Christmas day for family. I substituted graham crumbs for nuts(allergies). Will become a favorite go to recipe!"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"Delicious and so easy! Everyone at the party asked for the recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"This was a HUGE hit at thanksgiving. Gone before I even got all of the food on the table."

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