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Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Recipe

Updated on January 6, 2013

Let's get to it

Of course, this is not literally chocolate chips and cheese, but a terrific, tastefully-crafted ball of chocolate heaven, and a great party alternative to the typical cheese ball! The best part is, it leaves little mess, and does not require cooking!

The ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened (regular, or flavored)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 3/4 cup (miniature) semisweet chocolate chips
  • Graham crackers


  • Combine the following in a mixing bowl, and beat until fluffy:
  1. cream cheese
  2. butter
  3. vanilla extract
  • Gradually add all sugars, while continuing to beat the mixture.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap
  • Refrigerate for approximately 2 hours
  • After 2 hours, remove the bowl.
  • Place the mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap, and form into a ball
  • Refrigerate again for at least 1 hour
  • Just before serving, roll the ball in the pecans (optional), or crumbled graham cracker pieces


Rock n' Roll

Serve the Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball chilled, with graham crackers, teddy grahams, or shortbread cookies for dipping.

To add some fun for the kids, make a face on the ball! Example:

  • Use mini chocolate-peanut butter cups as eyes
  • A piece of licorice for the mouth/smile
  • A piece of graham cracker or a nut as the nose
  • Place a small ball of whipped cream atop the ball for a hat

*When I share my recipes, I typically surf the web for alternatives and variations to the recipe (to provide suggestions in my article). For this recipe, I did not do that. Please feel free to explore ways to spice-up this dish, and be creative!*


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      Neil 2 years ago

      Beryl , what an Beryl , what an amazing rpciee, I followed your directions to the T and it was amazing my wife and 2 children 3 & 5 yrs old all ate it up. AMAZING , That night the kids slept wit my wife & I because they do that some nights and all 4 of us were in our king size bed and Laughing because those beans gave us some wonderful anal artillary. I will check out some of your other video's as wellBlessings and Grace,Warren Tibbs , KC Missouri

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      Veronica Roberts 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Mmmhmmm... I agree! :)

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      Lesley Daunt 4 years ago from Covington, Georgia

      now THIS is my kind of recipe! I cannot wait to make this.

      voted up & aweeeeeesome!

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      Veronica Roberts 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Thank you!! It's such a good recipe. I tend to like the easy, tasty, fatty ones best. =]

      Thank you for your input!

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      This is a fabulous recipe - great for parties or just a treat. Can't wait to havve a go. Many thanks for sharing this great recipe!

      Voted up + awesome!