Thursday, March 6, 2008

Party Food




CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESE BALL
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in confectioners' sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Roll the cheese ball in finely chopped pecans before serving. But it can be hard to form a ball so I skipped the nuts and just put the mixture in a bowl. (I think it's better that way!)
B.L.T. Dip

1/2 Jar Mayonaise
16 oz sour cream
12 bacon strips cooked and crumbled
2 small tomatos - diced
2 Teaspoons Garlic Salt

Mix ingredients together and serve with crackers.


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5 comments:

Tristan said...

I make the cc hip cheeseball ALL the time..but never thought to just leave it in the bowl..lol..smart girl!

eLp said...

Oh man...that choc chip chees ball sounds amazing. I may just have to make that this weekend!

Heather said...

Kelly, I can not wait to try these recipes!! They sound so good!!

Connie said...

I'm putting together a Christmas Party/Dinner for the families w/deployed spouses in my Hubby's Unit that is currently serving in Afghanistan. These yummy looking dips will definitely be making an appearance!! Thanks for sharing :)

Brandy said...

I made this today while we were putting up our Christmas tree. It's SO good!!

I didn't bother with forming it into a ball either. And I just mixed the pecans in.

Thanks for sharing! Huge hit here! Even my husband, who's not a fan of cream cheese, liked it!