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I came up with this concoction, hoping it would taste okay.

 

I added cream cheese, peanut butter, and powdered sugar together.

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I was hesitant to use a natural peanut butter because I didn’t want this to come out ‘oily.’ I used Skippy Natural (which is my mind, isn’t really natural) and it worked perfectly. I would suggest a creamier peanut butter – it would probably be incredible with Dark Chocolate Dreams!

 

 

I threw in a few handfuls of chocolate chips. After multiple binges tastings, I decided it needed a bit more sugar, too.

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Doesn’t it looks like cookie dough? It even kind of resembles the cookie dough truffle mix. Either way, I still inhaled some.

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I rolled it into a ball and threw it in the fridge to set.

 

 

After crushing some graham crackers, I rolled the cheeseball through them for a topping.

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I didn’t expect my husband, most men, or even my mom to enjoy this – at least not more than one taste. It wasn’t very sweet, but I was not sure how the idea of a chocolate-peanut butter appetizer would go down.

 

I was wrong, and it got devoured. Even my husband ate it up!

 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheeseball

1-8oz block of cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup chocolate chips

1 package graham crackers, crushed

Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and peanut butter in a bowl and mix together. Fold in chocolate chips. Form into a ball and let set in the refrigerator.

Crush graham crackers. Remove ball from fridge and roll through graham crackers. Store in fridge until ready to use.

Serve with graham cracker stix and vanilla wafers.

 

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Sorry for the lack of ‘inside’ pictures, but this got eaten way too quickly. And this time, it wasn’t just me eating it. Ahh…full, bloated bellies love company.

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36 Responses to “Holiday Appetizers 101: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheeseball.”

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    Christie @ Honoring Health — December 16, 2009 @ 7:23 am

    Oh dear, that sounds delicious!

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    Alexandra — December 16, 2009 @ 7:34 am

    Um. Hello. Cream cheese + peanut butter + sugar + graham crackers? It would get DEVOURED in my house.. especially if I rolled it in pretzel crumbs instead of crackers lol.

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    megan — December 16, 2009 @ 7:53 am

    you’re so creative! I would never think to do something like this. It looks great!

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    Meg @ Be Fit Be Full — December 16, 2009 @ 8:38 am

    Seriously? A chocolate peanut butter cheeseball? That is be best idea EVER! Droooool.

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    Yum Yucky — December 16, 2009 @ 9:11 am

    Mmmm! And these can serve a dual purpose. I’ll eat most. Then hurl the rest at Husband if he refuses to rub my feet again.

    I once threw a table at him, but it was an accident. (he’s a really great guy. honest)

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    Jessie (Vegan-minded) — December 16, 2009 @ 9:14 am

    What a concoction! You can’t go wrong with peanut butter, chocolate, and graham crackers. :)

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    katie — December 16, 2009 @ 9:14 am

    YUMM!! what a great idea. this could be dangerously addicting..

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    Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) — December 16, 2009 @ 9:21 am

    Um no words. Amazing. My favorite things – cream cheese, peanut butter, chocolate…must make asap.

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    heather — December 16, 2009 @ 9:27 am

    This is PERFECTION!!!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — December 16, 2009 @ 9:28 am

    So creative! Love it!!

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    Erica — December 16, 2009 @ 9:47 am

    Very unique for sure. Cheese…love it, PB…love it, chocolate…very tasty….sounds like a winning combo to me! And something different too! Happy Wednesday

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    Crystal — December 16, 2009 @ 9:48 am

    MMMmmmmm!! I’m so making this next week!

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    Evan Thomas — December 16, 2009 @ 9:50 am

    This sounds so so good. I like to mix a tablespoon of white chocolate wonderful peanut butter with cream cheese and that’s amazing, so I can only imagine how much better it would be with chocolate chips and in a whole ball form :-D

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    Morgan — December 16, 2009 @ 9:54 am

    mmmm. reminds me of a sandwich at Peanut Butter & Co. in NY. I want to make this and spread it on a bagel and eat, eat, eat!

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    Christina — December 16, 2009 @ 9:57 am

    All those ingredients sound delicious so of course I’d think the end result would be. Mmm add some marshmallows and it’d be a smores ball!

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    VeggieGirl — December 16, 2009 @ 10:06 am

    You’re forgiven – no doubt those delicious gems would be eaten up quickly! :)

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    janetha b — December 16, 2009 @ 10:08 am

    mmmm i love dessert cheese balls! i usually serve mine with chocolate teddy grahams :)

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    Missy Maintains — December 16, 2009 @ 10:10 am

    Delicious!! Anything with peanut butter and chocolate sounds great to me!

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    April — December 16, 2009 @ 10:28 am

    Will you marry me? I don’t typically like cheese balls but with chocolate and peanut butter I think this would be right up my alley!!

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    Julia (Taste of Living) — December 16, 2009 @ 10:56 am

    Chocolate…:) Peanut butter…:) Cheese balls:) This must be a match made in foodie heaven;)

    xxx Julia (Taste of Living)

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    Melinda — December 16, 2009 @ 10:56 am

    Now that sounds 100% delish!

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    monicaonthego.com — December 16, 2009 @ 11:00 am

    Oh my I might have to make one of these, yum. Did you eat it on crackers???

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    kay (eating machine) — December 16, 2009 @ 11:03 am

    i love how powdered sugar and pb go togehter so nicely… i have a cookie recipe that is INSANE that used them… mmmm….

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    Shelley — December 16, 2009 @ 11:22 am

    brillianncee.. sounds great

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    Naomi (onefitfoodie) — December 16, 2009 @ 11:54 am

    its impossible to put all those ingredients together and NOT come out with something of utter delicousness!! so creative jess! love the step by step pics!

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    homecookedem — December 16, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

    You are the holiday appetizer QUEEN! This is absolutely incredible!! I will have to make this!! :) Thanks!! :)

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — December 16, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

    Mmmmm, I make one of those with cream cheese, choc. chips, powdered sugar and brown sugar and then serve it with strawberries and graham crackers – yummm!

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    Kate — December 16, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

    oh girl! you are genious!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) — December 16, 2009 @ 3:01 pm

    so that’s pretty much an allergenic wet dream for me :) kinda like your oreo balls…OMG I WANT THESE NOW!!!! :)

    Girl, you rock with all these holidays balls. TWSS!
    xoxoxo

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    Maria — December 16, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

    Another great recipe!

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    The Candid RD — December 16, 2009 @ 5:10 pm

    Looks fantastic!! I had to read this post when I saw the title. Three of my favorite things, combined in one. Who can beat that?!

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    Simply Life — December 16, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

    oh this sounds wonderful!!!

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    Kristen @ Change of Pace — December 16, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

    Oh my… My problem would be that I would eat the whole dang thing… :(

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    Light Delight with TouTou — December 16, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

    Yeah!! appetizer series is back!! I love them all :-D
    YOu should post it earlier, I just ate all my PB today!! this PB balls looks really yummmmm!

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    The Healthy Apron — April 25, 2010 @ 10:02 am

    Wow. I will definitely be trying this! My mouth is watering!!

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