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Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Breads & Desserts


1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
Finely chopped pecans, optional


In a medium bowl, beat together softened cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Shape chilled mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Roll the cheese ball in finely chopped pecans or mini chocolate chips before serving. Serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, cinnamon cookies or any crisp cookie.


From “Southern Blend II” by Patsy Conquest, Gail Ward

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