Before this week I had never considered making a Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball! I didn't know people made dessert cheese balls, heck I didn't even know you used cream cheese! I just knew I liked cheese balls, and wanted to make one. When I got this recipe in my inbox, I couldn't wait to try it .
We are big fans of marshmallows around here, so I knew this one would be a big hit! This is a great snack to prepare in the morning and have ready for the kids when they get home from school! This recipe could probably be put into a pie crust and made into a Rocky Road Cheesecake as well!
This is a very easy recipe, so you may want to include the kids if they enjoy working with you in the kitchen.
What Cha' Need:
- 1 (8oz) package of cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup of butter softened
- 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons of firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate morals
- 1 cup of finely chopped walnuts
- Chocolate and honey flavored graham crackers and fruit
How Ya Make It:
In a medium bow; combine the cream cheese and butter. Beat at a medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add confectioners sugar, brown sugar, cocoa, and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Add the marshmallows and chocolate morsels. Stir to combine well. Cover and chill for two hours. Form mixture into a ball, then roll it in walnuts. Arrange the cheese ball on a serving platter and serve with fruit and graham crackers.
~ When toasting the walnuts, make sure you don't leave them in for more than five minutes! Mine were a little over toasted, but I don't think my kids noticed (I did). It would have also looked a little nicer if it wasn't blackened! 😉
This recipe would make a really nice gift around the holidays, and a perfect hostess appreciation gift! I think I may start making cheese balls more often, because they are super easy to make and very affordable! I will be sure to share any other cheese ball recipes I try. Do me a favor will ya, let me know what you favorite type of cheese ball is.
~Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen