Chocolate and Pecan Cheese Ball

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    3 hours 20 minutes

    This is a pleasant change from the usual cheese ball that contains chocolate chips and is rolled in pecans. Serve with biscuits or chocolate wafers.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 32 

    • 250g cream cheese, softened
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup (125g) icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3/4 cup small dark chocolate chips
    • 3/4 cup finely diced pecans

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Extra time:3hours chilling  ›  Ready in:3hours20min 

    1. In a medium bowl beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth.
    2. Mix in icing sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips.
    3. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
    4. Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
    5. Roll the cheese ball in finely diced pecans before serving.

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    507

    Tastes like a chocolate chip cheesecake and is so simple to make! This was a HUGE hit at a ladies' luncheon that I made it for. Everyone kept going back for more and everyone requested the recipe. Just be sure you let everyone know that it's a DESSERT cheese ball. No one had ever seen a dessert cheese ball before, and one lady got quite confused as to why a cheese ball had black specks in it and was served with graham crackers! I served it with regular graham crackers and also chocolate graham crackers. I think it tasted best with the chocolate graham crackers. A helpful hint: Add graham crackers and/or chocolate graham crackers to the ingredients list. Since they weren't listed, when I made my grocery list I neglected to buy any and had to make a special trip back to the grocery store when I realized I had nothing to serve the cheese ball with!  -  01 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    493

    so tasty! i have made this more times than i can count for certain occasions. some tips on this: NO LOWFAT ALLOWED! its too runny. and also, if you can't get it to form into a ball, you dont have enough sugar. add just a little extra at a time and it will be moldable. another good time saver- stick it in the freezer instead of the fridge. cuts the time in half. i also like to skip the nuts, add extra choc chips, and roll the ball in toffee bits. and then definately serve with chocolate grahms!  -  14 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    465

    I MADE THIS RECIPE FOR THE FIRST TIME. I FOUND THE OTHER REVIEWS TO BE MOST HELPFUL,ESPECIALLY THE SUGGESTION OF INCREASING THE CONFECTIONERS SUGAR TO 1 CUP WHICH I DID. I ALSO HAD NO TROUBLE WITH IT FORMING INTO A BALL QUICKLY. MAYBE OTHERS HAD TROUBLE BECAUSE THEY SOFTENED THE CREAM CHEESE AND BUTTER IN THE MICROWAVE. I SOFTENED MINE FOR 1 HOUR AT ROOM TEMP.-NO PROBLEMS. EVERYONE LOVED IT AND I PLAN TO MAKE IT AGAIN FOR ANOTHER EVENT THIS WEEK. THIS ONE'S A DEFINITE KEEPER!!!! KATHY  -  17 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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