December 26, 2009

Life is Short: Eat Dessert First (another yummy recipe!)

Thank you all for the wonderful response to my 'Pretzel Popper' recipe! I hope you all will try it, those things are so yummy! Mmmmmmm.

Since there was so much lovin' from you all, I decided to share another very simple dessert recipe. This one, however, is more like an appetizer. A sweet, little, slice of heaven appetizer! It would be perfect for a New Year's party!

I give full credit of this recipe to Ms. HFG who writes Monograms and Manicures. When she posted this I almost died it looked so yummy! So, here is my version with a little tweaking:

Chocolate Chip Ball

What you need:
One 8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)
1 stick of butter (softened)

I know it sounds fattening, so far! Well, it probably is, but you aren't gonna eat the whole thing by yourself....right? Well, even if you do I won't judge ;)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Chocolate, Chocolate Chip or Regular Graham Crackers for dipping

Mix it up:
Combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until creamy.
Add in sugars and mix.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Put in fridge until it is a good consistency to form a ball.
(this is very important otherwise you're going to have a dip not a ball)
Form mixture into a ball and put on a platter.
Sprinkle with a few chocolate chips, it makes a pretty presentation!
Place crackers around the plate.


How yummy does that look? Well, let me tell you from experience it is deeeelish, and it was a big hit at Christmas Eve dinner with my family :) I hope you will try it for your next party or just because!

Ok, y'all I'm off to get ready for some post-Christmas sales! Woo hoo!!

Have a wonderful Saturday!



sparrowsandsparkles said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas :)

bananas. said...

OMG more food! ahhhhh...i can't begin to tell you how much food i've eaten and yet that looks

Honey Bee said...

thank you for the recipe!

Morgan said...

Looks amazing! I definitely want to try once I detox from Christmas. :)

Amber said...

I might have to try that for an upcoming NYE party. Agreed with Morgan - I need to detox from all the Christmas food over the past 3 days - OYE!

Julie Leah said...

I agree girls! This was part of my Christmas feast so I won't be having it again for a while! :)

Anonymous said...

So yummy!

Zach Triplett said...

I used to make Chocolate Chip Cheeseballs all the time! Next time, you should try using cinnamon graham crackers! It adds a little extra!

Hope you had a good Christmas!

Claire said...

Yum :) I love the title of this post, when I was little my mom used to call them "backwards" meals, they were the best!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Yum. those look delicious!

meredith said...

mmmm, the holiday treats aren't over yet!!! woo hoo!!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That sounds totally heavenly!!!

Natasha said...

this dessert ball LOOKS incredible!!! your blog is adorable too-- happy new year!!