Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs
This is another TOH recipe. I have made it rolled in pecans as the recipe states and also rolled in mini chocolate chips. I like it better in the chocolate chips but then I will always choose chocolate. I serve this with graham crackers, but I think it would be good on really any type of cracker or plain not to sweet cookie. Cooking time includes chilling time.
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3⁄4 cup powdered sugar
- 3⁄4 cup mini chocolate chip
- 3⁄4 cup finely chopped pecans
- In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, butter and vanilla, beat until fluffy.
- Gradually add the sugars, beat until just combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Form into ball and roll in pecans.
- Serve with graham crackers.
I've been making this delicious Taste of Home recipe for at least 10 years now. I'm always getting requests to bring it to gatherings, and it's a hit every time! I use my homemade vanilla recipe to give this recipe an even more unique flavor. The very first time I made this recipe I didn't think the graham crackers suggested would hold up for dipping. When I shopped for the ingredients I noticed the newest product on the cookie/cracker market happened to be the Honey Maid Graham Stix. They've since made them in cinnamon and chocolate flavors, which are also really yummy with the chocolate cheese ball. I usually set out a combination of the 3 flavors, or whichever ones are available. This was the first time I couldn't roll it in the pecans, because one of the children has a nut allergy. It got just as many raves as usual, but personally, I missed the pecans and felt it was too chocolatey. In the future, if I have to skip the pecans, I will try rolling the ball in crushed up graham crackers instead of the chips. Thanks for posting this recipe, Old Widow!
Yummy...reminded me of chocolate chip cheesecake! My kids and husband loved it as well. I can't wait to make it for a get-together!