Monday, January 11, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball



I entered this recipe in a Delicious Dairy Dish 4-H contest this summer.  It won Grand Champion, giving me $50.  I was SO excited!  This is a recipe we usually make for New Year's Eve.  Its a favorite of mine.  Its sweet, with chocolate and cream cheese.  Served on Graham crackers
We happened to 4x this recipe because I am taking some to a friends' house and I guess we needed extra to eat?  It was a rather large batch, but worked out fine!


Ingredients:

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans


 1.) In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth.  Mix in confectioners' sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla.

2.) Leave the mixture in the bowl and closely cover it with plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.




3.)  Wrap with plastic wrap, and shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Refrigerate for at least 1 more hour.

4..) Roll the cheese ball in finely chopped pecans before serving.
Serve on graham crackers.

One batch makes one ball, or two small logs.

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