Sweet cheese ball, right?
Corny joke. Sorry.
I never really understood the sweet cheese balls in the world. I thought the whole idea was weird and I definitely prefer my cheese balls to have lots of bacon in them.
But years ago my best friend Megan brought me a lemon cheese ball mix from one of those companies that’s like Avon… but for food. I’m drawing a blank but it was one of those companies that you go to the party and them you can buy soup mixes or, you know, cheese ball mixes. Things like that.
That cheese ball mix changed my life. I made it one night after my husband was asleep and ate the entire thing. At like 2 am.
I’ve loved sweet cheese balls ever since and any time I’m at a party and there’s a sweet cheese ball around, I pretty much pull up a chair and claim it as my own.
I made this Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball for my kids and you know how it goes, I ended up scarfing down the majority of it. Why is cream cheese so good?!
We had it with cinnamon graham crackers and it was awesome!
- 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, softened
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
In a mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in powdered sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Use a rubber spatula to stir in mini chocolate chips.
Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
Shape chilled mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic and chill another hour.
When ready to serve, roll cheese ball in pecans. Serve with graham crackers.