September 4, 2009

Chocolate chip cheese ball

1 package (8 ounces) Cream Cheese, Softened
1/2 cup of butter, Softened if you want to form a ball or melted in the microwave if you want a dip consistency
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips (make sure that they are the miniature chips)
Graham cracker sticks (Can use graham crackers but sticks are easier for dipping
Can add 3/4 cup of finely chopped pecans if desired

In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add sugars; beat just until combined With a spoon stir in chocolate chips.If making the dip, add nuts if desired and it is ready to eat. If making a ball, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Place cream cheese mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap; shape into a ball. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, roll ball in pecans. Serve with graham crackers sticks or graham crackers

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