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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


  • 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


  • 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).

Recipe Note

Health Tip: Yes! This indulgent spread can be made with reduced-fat cream cheese, but it will be too soft to shape into a ball. Instead, serve in a shallow dish and sprinkle with the chips and pecans—still completely delicious (but with fewer calories and less fat).

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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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2017

"I make this all the time for parties & potlucks & it always gets rave reviews & never lasts long. I serve it with graham cracker sticks."

kathleen ng
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2017

"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!"

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2017

"Am I missing something? It got really good reviews but I didn't get a cookie dough taste here! The kids ate it but most adults were a one taste and moved on kind of thing."

rena 55
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2017

"A sweet treat for dessert or anytime! You can take a little or a lot and you can change the flavor by adding different candies and serve it with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, butter cookies. The combination is endless!

Always a hit!"

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2017

"This was a great surprise everyone thought it wasn't sweet,EVERYONE loved it Thanks for sharing"

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!"

Michelle Is Cooking
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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