This sweet chocolate chip cheeseball is appetizer heaven on a plate. It really is the perfect appetizer for any holiday or party.

Heaven on a plate.

My tummy’s delight.

Best stuff I’ve eaten all decade.

Blue plate with a cocoa dusted cheeseball and graham crackers and pretzel sticks around the side.

That pretty much sums up this chocolate chip cheeseball.

The idea of a sweet, desserty cheeseball has been on my mind lately and after perusing the internet and basically finding one main recipe out there for a chocolate chip cheeseball, I came up with my own version, since, sorry, even though it is dessert, I couldn’t stomach the thought of adding an entire stick of butter to the mix, also.

Cocoa dusted chocolate chip cheeseball with graham crackers and pretzels around the side of the plate.

The end result is such a creamy, decadent, and utterly refreshing concoction that I am already scheduling in the ways I can make this at least daily for the next year.

For more appetizer ideas, go here. Happy New Year!

Cocoa dusted cheeseball with a bite taken out on a graham cracker.

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Chocolate Chip Cheeseball

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  • 12 ounces (340 g) cream cheese, light or regular, softened to room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (57 g) powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup (53 g) packed light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup (128 g) mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed chocolate cookies, like chocolate teddy grahams or oreos, for rolling


  • In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar and brown sugar until well mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours to give the mixture time to firm up a little bit.
  • Place the crushed cookies on a dinner plate or shallow pie plate. Using lightly greased hands, mold the cream cheese mixture into a ball. Even after chilling it will be slightly soft so don’t worry if this part gets a little messy. Drop the ball into the crushed cookies and roll around and/or scoop up the crushed cookies and lightly press them into the cheeseball.
  • Place the cheeseball on a serving platter and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with graham crackers, pretzels, apples, chocolate cookies or whatever your little heart desires!

Recipe Source: from My Kitchen Cafe