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Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Recipe

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: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth; beat in sugars just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate, covered, until firm enough to shape, about 2 hours.
  • 2. Place mixture on a large sheet of plastic wrap; shape into a ball. Refrigerate, wrapped, at least 1 hour.
  • 3. To serve, roll cheese ball in pecans. Serve with graham crackers. Yield: 16 servings (2 tablespoons each).

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 202 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .

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suehickox 246489
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!"

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waprater 241920
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

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

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bhill91 240429
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!"

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Michelle Is Cooking 240075
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

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

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JessicaLott 239536
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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Corwin44 239045
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2015

"This was a fun and yummy dessert. My family had a present wrapping party in preparation of Christmas and we served appetizers of all sorts. After the salmon dip, deviled eggs, and pig n a blanket were put away I pulled out this fun cheese ball. My son yelled "cookie dough!" Everyone really enjoyed it and I liked how easy it was to make. The only change I made was to omit the nuts. I just rolled the ball in chocolate chips."

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chirey 238570
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"Delicious! I have made it several times now. I usually spread it in a crock and use a spreader instead of rolling it into a ball. I usually don't put the nuts on since we don't like nuts in our chocolate chip cookies but they could easily be sprinkled over the top or even just on one half. My kids love it with the Keebler scooby doo Grahams shaped like bones but I prefer it on chocolate grahams. Something easy to make and take somewhere and is something almost everybody loves! Have never had a problem with it firming up ( making it just as recipe states)"

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JanGrazziano 237077
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"Great! I cheated and added a few more choc chips . . ."

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SuSey22 235900
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"Just like our favorite forbidden treat, cookie dough! Easy to make, my gang loves it! I had to make a second batch!!"

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Mshuman7 234200
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2015

"GOSH DARN IT DEBBY! MY PECANS WERE NOT FINELY CHOPPED! (PS. Read this like in an angry British man voice)"

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icunrse 228972
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"So good! I love the idea of adding chopped Heath bar."

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Bonito 220461
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"OMG the butter makes all the difference in this recipe and who doesn't love chocolate in anything."

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geri steele 219403
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"Made this for a Super Bowl party. Added a little extra mini chocolate chips and used 1/2 tsp vanilla. Will use chopped Heath Bar mixed with chopped roasted peanuts on the outside instead of the Pecans. So far everything looks great. Perfectly formed ball."

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kikis 213900
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"Can't wait to put this on my table for the holidays."

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amandabradley 75443
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"yummy!!"

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kleighscott 33640
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

"Delicious!"

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kayen 28737
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2014

"This is so yummy. Made this for my daughters baby shower and served with baby bear graham and chocolate baby graham crackers. Also added 3/4 C peanut butter chips."

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redmonc1 32841
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2014

"What a great and different way to make a cheeseball. I never have any left when I take it somewhere."

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Kathy_Chips 82679
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"This is an awesome cheeseball, perfect for Christmas parties! I serve with chocolate graham crackers or teddy bear shaped grahams!"

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jan263 28878
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"I love this recipe. I've used it for years and everyone loves it. I made it for a Christmas party several years ago and some of the girls spread it on my homemade chocolate chip cookies and now they won't eat it on anything else. I don't make it into a ball, but put it in a bowl so it's like a dip. Big Hit!"

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kshea 66574
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

"I made for a New Years party. Very good!"

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Lorriloves2bake 32821
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"I made this for a get together last nite & everybody Raved about it. The ladies asked what was in it but I didn't have the heart to tell them there was a stick of butter in the recipe. I just told them cream cheese & mini morsels. I didn't have pecans on hand so I rolled it in chopped walnuts. Yum"

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tammycookblogsbooks 27144
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"This is tasty and easy to make. I used margarine instead of butter and I didn't roll it in pecans. It's a nice twist to have a sweet cheese ball."

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Cool user 75442
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"its yummy...!!"

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Peggy Young 27143
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2013

"I have had this recipe for years and everyone that has tried it loves it and wants the recipe.

pymorrow"

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coni208 32815
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"This was requested, yet again...making it in the morning....."

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grniis2 87953
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2013

"WOW! This was delicious but very sweet a little goes a long way. I took it to work and everyone raved about it.

I used 1/2 cup chips in dip and rolled ball in remaining chips and toffee bits. I also just broke up whole graham crackers into individual squares for dipping.
Will definitely make again. Thanks for the recipe."

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skymom747 203891
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

"This recipe is fantastic! We finished it off with a spoon ;) Will definitely be making this again, and again!"

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deeboomer 27141
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"absolutely love this and so do all of my friends"

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grammy7070 81139
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"Easy to make and very decadent. Everyone loved it when I made this"

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40something 66571
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"Everyone loved this cheese ball when I made it for 2 different Christmas parties. I rolled the chilled ball in Heath Toffee Bits the 2nd time I made this. I also served the cheese ball with Gr. Smith apple wedges (unpeeled) and gingersnap cookies for a variation. This is very addicting!"

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neverknu 82055
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"A nice after-dinner treat that worked well with pretzels."

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Eden G. 27139
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"I took this to a housewarming party and everyone raved about it. I did not make it with the walnuts. I ended up rolling the cheese ball in graham crackers and chocolate chips and it made for a tasty treat. Served it with graham crackers and mini pretzels. Super easy to make and delicious!"

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Worshipguy 73738
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"I made this for a family get-together and everyone loved it. They were even eating it just by itself off a spoon!"

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DawnLockhart 27134
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"This recipe is exactly what you are looking for if you need a really unique dessert to bring to a party - so yummy!"

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kathleen ng 87948
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

"I had a girls' game night and served a few appetizers. Since this had a sweet theme, I served it towards the end. Lived by all. A keeper. Thanks!"

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1candie 27122
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"Use regular butter. Not margarine as it did not set."

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milleram 82053
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"I took this to a MOPS meeting, and the women couldn't get enough of it. I served it with traditional and chocolate graham crackers: yum!"

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AdriaD 73733
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2012

"Made this for my book club and they enjoyed it. Brought home the leftovers and my husband LOVED it. Easy to make and very tasty!"

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TamiPet 82678
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

"read the reviews and to save time used food processor(adding choc chips @ the end). SO addicting with the mini pretzels!!! LOVED it! Thanks for an easy go-to recipe."

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babciapepa 66570
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"Made this for Super Bowl Sunday. It was great! Made it into a shape of a football, mixed powderd sugger for strings on top. Family loved it. Will make this again..."

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Rube1234 75427
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"Simple to make and absolutely delicious! A definite party pleaser!!!"

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pcfreeloader1 28877
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"Absolutely unbelievable! If you are ever going to an Hors d' Oeuvres party and want to take a desert item...this is the ticket!"

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Kim Berger 87946
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"This is AWESOME! Was big hit at our latest party! I did not make a ball. I spread it in a pie plate and topped with ROASTED pecans, That way you get pecans in every scoop."

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Juansmom 75425
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"BANGIN'!!!! This recipe is super easy and scrumptious. I used low fat cream cheese, and added a 1/2 cup powdered cocoa for a whole new level of deliciousness!! Yes, the low fat version is hard to roll in a ball, so I added the chopped pecans to the mixture and called it a dip, served with salty mini pretzels...but my son ans I just ate it with spoons!! YUM!!"

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kat0529 28709
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"Everyone always requests I bring this along to a party. Serve with a variety of Teddy Grams and mini Nila Wafers."

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CakeOne 82049
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"I used a strawberry flavored cream cheese and everyone thought it was great! It put it over the top in added flavor."

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mmchaven 28863
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"I have made this for five years. In place of pecans, I have used almonds, grahams, choc grahams, and even peanut butter chips as the topper!! it is excellent srved with scooby snacks and especially, with chocolate anil crackers!!"

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glenda melvin 65992
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"I've been making this for years. Chocolate Graham crackers are best with this. And I have stuffed cannoli shells with this. Delicious!"

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cherwingate@verizon.net 82677
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"I made this as part of our Christmas Eve buffet, and it was a hit. It tastes just like cheesecake, and it's so quick and easy!"

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terryroz 28708
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"My family loves this recipe. I serve it with pretzels for a salty, sweet taste."

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zipper02 105615
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"Have made this for years. I roll the bar in mini chocolate chips instead of pecans. Helps people realize it is more of a dessert and not a traditional cheese ball. Works well with graham cracker sticks."

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Emmy25 65983
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"Been making this for over a decade now. I do not roll it in pecans but rather, leave it as it is or will roll into a bit more mini chocolate chips. I serve with chocolate graham crackers. It is like frosting."

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meeeemaa 32814
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"Have made this for years. Have omitted Brown sugar and shaped into a ghost at halloween time - served with Scooby Do bone grahm crackers! Kids always love this one and animal crackers go well with it!"

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mdiane3 82669
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"I have made this for about 3 years now and I use vanilla wafer cookies with it. My mouth is watering now for some"

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Pat306 203890
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"I have made this recipe before and everyone really likes it. It is so nice to have a sweet cheese ball."

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Billynda 82041
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"I made this and didn't have any pecans. Used graham cracker crumbs instead and it was wonderful! So easy."

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Nancy "Nana" 65663
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"We served these at both of our daughter's wedding receptions and they were the hit of the evening! Everyone wanted the recipe; we have passed it on quite a bit."

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mombar 105614
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"We call this ice cream without the melt. It is delicious."

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grandmommo 65647
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"I love this cheeseball! People always seem a little surprised to taste a dessert cheeseball, but also always love it. About the trouble with setting up....could be the amount of butter. Perhaps less would allow it to set, but still add flavor."

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Suep2012 65646
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"Do you really use 1/2 cup butter and doesn't taste too buttery?"

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Sweetgnlittlet 28707
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"I grind the pecans finely and mix a bit in the cream cheese mixture and coat with the fine grind. I can get the pecans in there better for me. Sometimes I grate dark chocolate instead of the chips too. Chocolate Teddy Grahams are great if you aren't a fan of regular ones too!"

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shortyan6el13 81138
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"Love it"

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maryvandorin 45978
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"Everytime we had a potluck at work, 1 of the girls wanted to know if I would bring this cheeseball."

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luvwhippedlightning 43062
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"I have been making this delightful recipe for many years. It is the most requested dessert that I make during the holidays. This is definitely a recipe that requires the use of full fat cream cheese. I've read some other reviews that indicate that it didn't set up properly. This is a result of using light, or fat- free cream cheese. I find that mixing the ingredients and placing in the refrigerator overnight will help when forming it into a ball. I actually make the cream cheese mixture a few days before serving. I love the way the favors come together after a day or two. To prevent the cream cheese from sticking to your hands when rolling the balls, I rub a small amount of butter on my hands. This easy recipe is sure to please....Enjoy!!"

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heathersr1 82668
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"I Make this for parties & get many compliments. To make a ball I neatly spoon it onto the dish I'm serving it on then use a piece of plastic wrap to form it into a round shape. (I don't roll it) I then sprinkle the pecans on it while pressing them into the ball with plastic wrap. Then I clean up the plate around the edges with a paper towel. I serve it with regular, cinnamon sugar & chocolate graham crackers."

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kimbdds92 65571
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"This is SOOO good!! I get compliments and requests for the recipe everytime I make it. I do use light cream cheese, and it turns out great. It is a little harder to form, but I just chill it overnight and it forms good. It's allso a nice change from the usual desserts, something different. And so easy to make, too."

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kateinthekitchen82 87878
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"Delicious! If you ever get cravings for chocolate chip cookie dough, this will satisfy! And while it's tasty on graham crackers and vanilla wafers, I like it best on mini pretzels. I didn't have time to shape it into a ball, so I just put it in a dish and sprinkled the pecans on top. I had a little melted chocolate left over from another recipe, so I drizzled it over the top and it looked very fancy. Everyone loved it."

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rebeccap4104 45975
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"Love Love Love it and so did all of my family when i served it, with choc gram crackers.."

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karen1965B 43017
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"I loved this, but can't eat graham crackers, so I made them into bite sized balls, and rolled them individually in smaller blended pecans. They are very hard to resist!"

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stroehler 81137
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"I also make this recipe alot, and at the Holidays I serve it with gingerbread cookies"

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Wildfiremustang 32810
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"This recipe is very addicting! My family loved it and they are picky."

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Linda42345 28842
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"had a good taste, but was too soft to form a ball, used regular cream cheese, didn't help."

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dabbiet@juno.com 203889
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"I have used this receipe over and over and everyone loves it! It's great for showers."

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Twiliightmoon 43016
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"Instead of using pecans on the outside, I rolled in mini chocolate chips and Heath milk chocolate toffee bits. I used both Teddy Grahams and Chocolate Teddy Grahams. It was a huge hit with my co-workers."

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jasper3975 82634
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"My entire family loves and asks for this often.  It turns out best with regular cream cheese, low fat or fat free don't set up as well, it will stay a little soft or almost runny.  "

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annie1020 33638
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"In my family we use this recipe for baby showers and dip in Chocolate Chip Teddy Grahams instead of plain graham crackers. We also roll in more mini chocolate chips instead of the pecans. It is great and so cute!"

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RaOwBe 81113
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

"This looks amazing!"

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MelissaV81 87876
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"Made this recipe several years ago for a pot luck at work and it really does taste like cookie dough. Everyone loved it and I'm glad to have found the recipe again!"

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d3bbi3 28705
Reviewed May. 20, 2011

"Tastes great...but mine did not set up enough to be rolled into a ball. I used fat free cream cheese...maybe full fat should be used?"

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loraines 203888
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"This recipe is so quick and easy to make! I followed the directions and took the tips to use name brands and spread the pecans on the plastic wrap before forming the ball. It came together so beautifully that I made one for my own family for dessert one evening and the next day made a second for our church supper. It was well received by children and adults alike!"

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kyle1987 82631
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"I used the mini chocolate chips. You could reduce the amount used."

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kyle1987 28840
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"Loved it! After reading other reviews, I did use "name brand" products. One review stated that it was hard to mold into a ball. I lined a bowl with plastic wrap and pulled the sides in to help make the top of the ball to help the process. After it set overnight, I then removed it from the bowl and leaving it wrapped, finished rolling it. No problems. It was a big success at my husbands surprise birthday party."

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LoriII 73726
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"I make this quite frequently for showers, etc. I usually put my plastic wrap down fist and put the chopped pecans spread out on the plastic wrap and then form into a ball. It comes out perfect everytime."

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Sierra.K 28812
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"So good! Thank you for sharing!"

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coni208 81111
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2011

"EXCELLENT!!!! Very impressive looking... I've made this a few times.... always a hit!! And have given the recipe to a few as well... I grated a good dark chocolate instead of chips and used walnuts..... Delicious!!!"

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crabbyva 105529
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"I made this for a New Year Eve's party and it went over really big. It was simple and delicious."

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kayd1956 82612
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"I made this recipe for new years eve Dec.31.2010and it was a big hit. I didn't roll it in nuts next time I make it I want to add the vanilla pudding to see if it makes a difference in the taste so I am wondering do I use the pudding dry. I am going to make some more today can't get enough."

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maryh1 27071
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"I made this recipe, just as is. It was great. I received many compliments. Ihave made similar recipies,& they are too soft to work with. I've found that if you put it in the fridge for a couple of hours,to harden up, you can then work it into a ball much easier."

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kbabe819 26970
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"I think you could reduce the amount of butter to make it slightly more health conscious and no one would know. Super tasty!"

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buggabee 73725
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"I actually haven't made it yet, plan to for New Year's gathering though. I think for those who don't like nuts or can't have them, cookie crumbs would be a delicious alternative!"

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Jenny72 87875
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"I pulled this recipe out of a TOH magazine more than 4 years ago and have made it for many different occasions since. It is so easy, yet so yummy. Several people have asked me for the recipe. I personally do not put the pecans on, as I do not care for them, but love it all the same!"

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PSR07 81107
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"THIS IS A GREAT RECIPE~~~ QUICK TO MAKE~~EVERYONE JUST RAVED OVER IT~~~DELICIOUS !!!!!!!!!"

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dstoops 73724
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"I tried a similar recipe and put the recipe on my blog http://justdropsinthebucket.blogspot.com

So delicious.
I would recommend making it a day, maybe two, in advance."

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june mallonee 82040
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"Made this recipe for my daughters bridal shower.it was a big hit.very good"

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Yvonne57 82611
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Been making this for years - got the recipe from Quick Cooking magazine - a big hit everytime I make it - sooooo simple - sooooo good."

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lola87 75330
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"This was a huge hit with my family. It really does taste like cookie dough!"

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leeandjackie 26705
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"One of the worst recipes I have tried! Taste like sweetened cream cheese. I used Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Land O Lakes Butter. Would still not form a ball."

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touquet@sbcglobal.net 73722
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"THIS RECIPE IS AWESOME. I MADE SURE TO CHILL OVERNIGHT & IT FORMED INTO A BALL FAIRLY EASY. HAS ANYONE EVER MADE THEM UP AHEAD OF TIME & FROZE THEM?"

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gouldleslie 81105
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"This recipe is very similar to the one I have made before. I use the regular brick of cream cheese and I add SKOR TOFFEE BITS into the cheese mixture. As it sits it gets a really nice toffee flavour. I served it with Teddy Grahams and the different mini cookie types on the market. Juat follow this recipe and add the skor bits...I think you will like it = I have also rolled the ball in skor bits and put the choc chipe inside..."

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kwrandolph 75327
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"This is a wonderful cheeseball but very addictive. Wonderful with the graham crackers and comes together quickly and easily!"

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wbscostumer 105528
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"I too have made this for several years and it has always been a big hit and every event I take it to. It definitely needs to be chilled before shaping into a ball and yes, it is sticky getting it into a ball form but rolling try sprinkling chopped pecans on it as you roll it and it can be done. Having it soft makes it easy to spread. Cinnamon grahams as well as chocolate grahams work very well with this wonderful concoction!"

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tndee 87852
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"I've made this recipe several times over the last few years after it came out in a Reiman Publication Magazine. However, I never make it into a ball. I always place it in a pretty serving bowl and serve it as a thick dip. One of the secrets to the thickness is using name brand cream cheese and use real butter and not margarine. I'm all for saving money, but I've found that on anything cream cheese in which the consistency matters I always use Philadelphia brand. That's just something that I've tested and tried over the years and found to be a "no substitute" ingredient. I don't form this into a ball simply because it's always so nice served as a dip. I put a spreader in the bowl instead of a spoon as it is so thick. If I'm feeding a group that likes nuts, I just fold them into the mix with the chocolate chips. Otherwise, I simply leave the nuts out. I have one friend who likes to eat this with a spoon instead of using a dipper! It's a wonderful go to recipe!"

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SBump 82606
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2010

"The only thing wrong with this recipe is that it wouldn't form into a ball. Followed recipe as directed, and it still stayed runny like a dip. Then read where others had added vanilla pudding to the mix maybe that is what it was missing. But however it was very tasty and everyone liked it, we ate it like a dip with grams. Next time I make it Iwill try and add the puddding to the mix."

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bujvary 105510
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"I made this over the weekend exactly as the recipe states and it was unbelievable! I served it with Graham cracker sticks and it was perfect!"

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charlenepaugustyn 82499
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2010

"What kind of vanilla pudding did you use, regular or instant? Did you follow the directions on the pudding box or just simply poured in the box of pudding powder?"

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bfify80 45974
Reviewed May. 25, 2010

"I went ahead and put in the vanilla pudding and it worked out great in forming the ball and it tasted delicious!!"

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TanyaVDB 42952
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"This was a very good dessert recipe. I formed it into a heart. It made such a nice dessert for the newleywed couple we had over for dinner. Just wished I had tinted the cream cheese pink."

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busymomz 33637
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"I have made this recipe often! Everyone at church loves this cheese ball. I add an extra splash of vanilla and brown sugar to make it extra yummy. I serve it with graham cracker sticks and mini chocolate bars wrapped around it on a serving platter."

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haylie 42951
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"I made this a couple of years ago for a holiday get together. As someone else mentioned mine never got firm either so I added a small package of vanilla pudding and it firmed right up. This year I think I will serve it with mini gingerbread cookies as well as vanilla wafers and graham crackers."

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LaurieHare 65559
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"This is always a big hit, I serve it with assorted Teddy Grahams."

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heatherdthomas 81099
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"Mine did not form into a ball. I feel that I followed the directions but it all feel flat and would not keep a shape. Does anyone have a reason that this happened or a suggestion?"

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amwheezer2 28811
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"we make this all the time and change it up for the seasons for Thanksgiving we add pumpkin and serve it with gingersnaps, for Christmas we add peppermint and roll in crushed candy canes and serve with chocolate wafer cookies for st. patricks day we make it mint and tint it green. it is a very versatile recipe. Thanks for publishing this."

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pdrer 65558
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"It is a big hit every time I make it."

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MaryTripletMommy 28704
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"I made this for Thanksgiving, it was delicious and SO easy!"

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llama_mama 81098
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

"This was amazing! I made it for a dinner party and everyone enjoyed it. Its taste is very similar to a cheescake."

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jgaston4141 28703
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"Really delicious! I used Heath bar chips instead of chocolate chips."

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koenica1 33586
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"This is my son's favorite! I am always asked to make the dessert for all occasions. Thank you for including the recipe in your magazine!"

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JoyLynne 42941
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2009

"I've also been mnaking this since it first came out in the magazine. I roll it in toffee bits (bits of brickle) instead of pecans. My three don't like nuts at all, but love the toffee pieces."

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tn_dee 42933
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2008

"I've been making this since it first came out in the magazine! It's great! Instead of making a ball, I just make this up and serve it as a dip. I omit the nuts since some of our group are allergic to them. I usually serve this with vanilla wafers. One of the girls at the office likes to eat this by spoonful! It's easy and I highly recommend this!"

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Jules777 75326
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2008 Edited Jan. 13, 2009

"I made this for a Taste of Home hostess party and everyone loved it! I gave out the recipe to about five of the ladies! Very rich and good for all ages!"

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diamondwife 82039
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2008

"You can eliminate a lot of calories by omitting the butter. In fact I only use reduced fat cream cheese, mini semi-sweet chips and powdered sugar. I make it a Christmas and serve with chocolate grahams. My nieces can't get enough."

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Evenroo 45973
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2008

"OH YES!! I made it at Christmas. My kids don't like nuts so I didn't roll mine. It was sooooooo good. I almost made one for church last Sunday. It lasts a long time too (if it doesn't get eaten in the first setting!!) You'll love it!!!"

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