Monday, December 20, 2010

Snowman Cheeseball

This is it folks, we're in the home stretch...Christmas is almost here!  I hope all of you are having a peaceful season and enjoying happy times with family and friends.  
Me..I've been working.  A lot.  But after Wednesday I'm off for 5 days, so yeehaw and pass the stuffing!  

I found this precious little snowman plate with spreaders at a Goodwill a couple of months ago and have been looking forward to getting to use it.


I only paid $1.50 for it so I thought that was a pretty decent deal.  It came with a recipe for snowman cheeseball to serve on it, which to turned out to be more like cheese-sludge.  So I had to toss it and start all over with this recipe I found at Thrifty Fun.  

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

1 8oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter (no substitutes)
1/4 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
3/4 cup mini chocolate or cinnamon chips (reg size is okay too)
3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans  (I skipped the nuts and went with coconut so I'd have a white snowman)

In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add sugars; beat just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours. Shape into a ball and refrigerate again until you can roll it in the nuts.  Serve with graham crackers.
  

 Cream cheese and a whole stick of butter?  Count me in!!

27 comments:

Bridgett said...

I could easily indulge in this! Love the graham cracker idea. Happy holidays to you!

Krista said...

Oooh. I am diggin' the chocolate chip cheeseball. My mom makes one too...and I am all over it at Christmas! Thanks for posting your recipe and enjoy your time off! You deserve it. : )

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a fabulous presentation. Hope your holidays are happy.
Sam

Lara said...

Super cute and super fun!

Susan said...

oh WOW - this is so fun! AND.. it is sounds delicious!

Thanks for sharing your fun idea. Have a joyful Christmas!

Susan www.ugogrrl.com

teresa said...

cutest plate ever, and i love that it's a sweet cheese ball!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Great find at the GW.

I've never heard of a CC cheese ball.

Cathy said...

That is the cutest thing ever! A cheese ball make the perfect snowman tummy.

Merry Christmas!

Pam said...

Too cute!

Kim said...

How seriously cute is that snowman with his little spreader mittens and boots. You always find the good stuff at Goodwill. I've never been that lucky.

Love that you can use graham crackers for dipping in this sweet cheeseball. I always pretend I make this stuff for the kids, but it's really me who loves it the most.

Karen said...

He's so cute! I could dig into this dip. I don't think I've seen a recipe for a sweet cheese ball. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

♥peachkins♥ said...

The snowman dish is too cute! I hope I can find one here...

Pam said...

That is the cutest plate!

Diana's Cocina said...

This sounds yummy ~ and so darn cute. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

The Blonde Duck said...

I could eat my weight in cheese. And I will. Merry Christmas!

Reeni said...

Such a cute dish!! And the sweet cheese spread sounds really yummy! In case I don't get a chance to stop by again - Merry Christmas to you and your family! Enjoy your days off.

Leslie said...

Cute little plate!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Mary at Deep South Dish said...
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Mary at Deep South Dish said...

I meant to say THAT's adorable! Although thanks adorable would work too. ;) Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

Chris said...

How freaking cute is that?!? And you can't beat the price either, nice score.

Monet said...

What a great find! Don't you love finding adorable plates at such reasonable prices. I have a huge collection that only keeps growing! I hope you have a great afternoon. Stay warm and safe!

Monica H said...

This is definitely one of the cutest things I've seen this season and it sounds tasty to boot!

I hope you enjoy your time off and have a wonderful Christmas.

Blessings,
Monica

Brenda said...

Julie, Merry Christmas to you and your family and here's to a happy and healthy 2011!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

Adorable cheeseball! If I made that for one of my parties I bet it would be devoured in minutes!

MaryBeth said...

I love this dish, it is so darn cute. The Cheese ball is even better, I would love to give this one a try next year.

Kelli said...

I had to check out your blog after you commented on mine! I've tried a similar choco chip cheese ball before, but I love the coconut covering for winter. How fun!

Erica said...

Oh my gosh! What a cute idea!!!! I love it