CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Chocolate Chip Cheese BallTailgating season is here, and along with it comes loads of ideas about what to cook before the big game.
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Tailgating season is here, and along with it comes loads of ideas about what to cook before the big game.
Here’s an interesting recipe that’s sure to score a touchdown with children and adults alike.
Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
½ cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
¾ cup miniature chocolate morsels
¾ cup finely chopped pecans, divided
Graham crackers, butter cookies or pretzels
In a bowl, combine cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, butter, brown sugar and vanilla, beating with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add chocolate morsels and ½ cup pecans. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
Shape mixture into a ball and roll in remaining ¼ cup pecans. Serve with graham crackers, butter cookies or pretzels.
Yield: Serves 8 to 12.
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