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Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

 Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
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
16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure 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

  • 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.
  • Place cream cheese mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap; shape
  • into a ball. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Just before serving, roll cheese ball in pecans. Serve with graham
  • crackers. Yield: 1 cheese ball (about 2 cups).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 206 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.