Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Peanut Butter Cheeseball

The next few recipes are from my night of bunco at my house... We usually have a buffet of appetizers, dips, hot and cold - pretty much whatever the host wants to make. Since I love to bake and cook, I usually go all out and try new things! :) I started with this fabulous peanut butter cheeseball. Usually the cheeseballs that I make are more of the savory kind so this was a switch for me. It was delicious paired with all kinds of yummy crackery type "vehicles". Chocolate animal crackers, graham crackers, nilla wafers - whatever floats your boat as long as it is sturdy!

Peanut Butter Cheeseball
(Recipe found at via Pinterest)

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanut butter chips
dipping items - apples, graham crackers, animal crackers, etc...

Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until blended. Spoon onto a large piece of plastic wrap; bring up all four corners and twist tightly forming into a ball shape. Freeze for 1 hour 30 minutes or until firm enough to keep its shape. Place peanut butter and chocolate chips in flat dish. Remove plastic wrap from ball and roll ball into morsels to completely cover, pressing morsels into the ball if necessary. Place ball on serving dish; cover and freeze for 2 hours or until almost firm. (Can be made ahead. If frozen overnight, thaw at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before serving.)

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