When you mention the two words PEANUT and BUTTER to my 15-year-old son, you’re bound to hear “Oh my gosh, I want some!” I’m pretty sure the only word he loves more is BACON.
How to Make a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheese Ball
The good news is that cheese ball recipes are easy to make without any fancy ingredients. This one needs just 8 ingredients, and I usually have many or all of them on hand:
Stir until smooth. Add the Vanilla and stir to incorporate.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheese Ball
- 8 oz. Cream Cheese softened
- 2/3 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 ¼ cups Powdered Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder unsweetened
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- ¾ cups Peanut Butter Chips
- ½ cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
In a bowl combine the Cream Cheese, Peanut Butter, Powdered Sugar, Cocoa Powder and Salt. Stir until smooth.
Add the Vanilla and stir to incorporate.
Place the mixture into the center of a piece of plastic wrap 1 ½ - 2 feet long. Bring up the corners and form the mixture into a ball. Give the ends a twist and place the ball in the freezer for 1 hour.
Re-form the mixture into a ball if it flattened out and return to the freezer until firm, 4 hours – overnight.
Before serving remove the ball from the freezer and let sit 10 minutes.
Add the Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips to a bowl and roll the ball to coat.
Hold the ball in one hand over the bowl and fill in the bare spots with chips using the other hand pressing in with the palm of your hand.
Serve with an assortment of your favorite cookies, crackers, pretzels or apple slices.
Editor note: Originally published on 1/26/2015 and updated 1/6/2019