Chocolate Chip Cheeseball

from melskitchencafe.com

*Makes one large cheeseball

12 ounces cream cheese, light or regular, softened to room temperature

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

1 cup crushed chocolate cookies, like chocolate teddy grahams or oreos, for rolling

Graham crackers, pretzels, apples (or whatever you like!) for dipping

In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar and brown sugar until well mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours to give the mixture time to firm up a little bit.

Place the crushed cookies on a dinner plate or shallow pie plate. Using lightly greased hands, mold the cream cheese mixture into a ball. Even after chilling it will be slightly soft so don't worry if this part gets a little messy. Drop the ball into the crushed cookies and roll around and/or scoop up the crushed cookies and lightly press them into the cheeseball.

Place the cheeseball on a serving platter and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with graham crackers, pretzels, apples, chocolate cookies or whatever your little heart desires!