Chocolate cream cheese spread

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    3 hours 20 min

    This is a unique addition to a spread of canapes and finger food for parties. Serve this sweet chocolate spread with digestive biscuits or thin almond biscotti.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 32 

    • 225g cream cheese, softened
    • 110g butter, softened
    • 80g icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 130g chopped plain chocolate
    • 80g finely chopped pecans

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr20min 

    1. In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in icing sugar, dark brown soft sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
    2. Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with cling film, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
    3. Roll the ball in finely chopped pecans before serving.

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    507

    Tastes like a chocolate chip cheesecake and is so simple to make! This was a HUGE hit at a ladies' luncheon that I made it for. Everyone kept going back for more and everyone requested the recipe. Just be sure you let everyone know that it's a DESSERT cheese ball. No one had ever seen a dessert cheese ball before, and one lady got quite confused as to why a cheese ball had black specks in it and was served with graham crackers! I served it with regular graham crackers and also chocolate graham crackers. I think it tasted best with the chocolate graham crackers. A helpful hint: Add graham crackers and/or chocolate graham crackers to the ingredients list. Since they weren't listed, when I made my grocery list I neglected to buy any and had to make a special trip back to the grocery store when I realized I had nothing to serve the cheese ball with!  -  01 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    493

    so tasty! i have made this more times than i can count for certain occasions. some tips on this: NO LOWFAT ALLOWED! its too runny. and also, if you can't get it to form into a ball, you dont have enough sugar. add just a little extra at a time and it will be moldable. another good time saver- stick it in the freezer instead of the fridge. cuts the time in half. i also like to skip the nuts, add extra choc chips, and roll the ball in toffee bits. and then definately serve with chocolate grahms!  -  14 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    465

    I MADE THIS RECIPE FOR THE FIRST TIME. I FOUND THE OTHER REVIEWS TO BE MOST HELPFUL,ESPECIALLY THE SUGGESTION OF INCREASING THE CONFECTIONERS SUGAR TO 1 CUP WHICH I DID. I ALSO HAD NO TROUBLE WITH IT FORMING INTO A BALL QUICKLY. MAYBE OTHERS HAD TROUBLE BECAUSE THEY SOFTENED THE CREAM CHEESE AND BUTTER IN THE MICROWAVE. I SOFTENED MINE FOR 1 HOUR AT ROOM TEMP.-NO PROBLEMS. EVERYONE LOVED IT AND I PLAN TO MAKE IT AGAIN FOR ANOTHER EVENT THIS WEEK. THIS ONE'S A DEFINITE KEEPER!!!! KATHY  -  17 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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