This is a sweet spin on the traditional cheese ball. I took it to a New Year's Eve party and it was a huge hit. My friend called me the next day told me she would bring over the ingredients if I would make another one.
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
3 T brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 - 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup crushed Heath bars (or finely chopped nuts if you prefer)
1 box graham crackers
1. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in the sugars and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
2. Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic, and chill for an hour or more.
3. Roll the cheese ball in the crushed Heath bars (or nuts) before serving. Serve with graham crackers. ENJOY!
Note: Do not use low-fat products or the cheese ball will not harden sufficiently.
This picture is actually the second cheese ball that I made. Kassidy was trying to "help" me and held it in the car on the way over and it got pretty mushed and out of shape---it looks a lot prettier in real life--I promise :-)