Eating My Way Through the Holidays! What’s cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Home For the Holidays: Chocolate Chip Candied Cheese Ball! The most amazing surprise appears at first bite. Dark chocolate blended with sweetened cream cheese presents itself as a first class cheeseball that leaves everyone smacking their lips in satisfaction. The fun of swiping a cinnamon graham cracker cookie transforms this dessert in a mouth-watering finger food. Make this holiday surprise the happiest one yet.
CHOCOLATE CHIP CANDIED CHEESE BALL
1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup sugared pecans, crushed
Graham cracker sticks
In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add the brown sugar and vanilla. Beat until creamy. Slowly add powdered sugar. Mix until smooth and completely incorporated. Fold in mini chocolate chips. Chill two hours. On a sheet of waxed paper, sprinkle crushed sugared pecans. Form chilled mixture into a ball. Roll in pecan coating. Chill overnight. Serve with honey graham cracker sticks or cinnamon graham cracker sticks.