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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 Dec. 31, 2017

"Amazing! Big hit every function I bring to. Served with pretzels and Graham crackers"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2017

"these are really good. I served with chocolate grahams and cinnamon graham sticks- loved both with it. I do think it tasted kind of like choc chip cookie dough. The people at work really loved it, and so did my husband."

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!"

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