Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

15 Aug

Now for some this may sound discusting.  Just mention it to Dave and he would become physically ill, but I am game for anything that has peanut butter in it  I found this recipe quite awhile ago and have had it tucked away looking for the right time to try it, preferably when Dave was no where around.  He cannot even stand the smell of peanut butter.



We had a girl’s night (turned into a little more than that) at the cabin at Bear Lake last week  All of the girls came except Heidi, who had planned it.  She came down with pink eye and could not come. Who gets pink eye.  We all felt so bad that she could not come and it was just not the same without her.  We ate alot, spent time at the beach, the pool, watched the olympics and entertained grandpa.

This was the first time I had been up to the cabin ( or castle as Grandpa calls it)/  It is so nice and Texie is so thrilled with it.  She loves being up there.  The lower level has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and a small kitchen, so it is perfect for all of us to go up and stay. 

I made this for a treat one night.  I made it before we went and then froze it.  I pulled it out about 20 minutes before we ate it and it was perfect.  It was also really good at 2 am frozen. What else do you do when you cannot sleep.

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (not all-natural)
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanut butter chips
Graham cracker sticks, teddy grahams, and/or apple slices for dipping

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.) Serve with graham cracker sticks, teddy grahams, or apple slices for dipping or spreading.  Pretzels are also good if you like the sweet salty thing.

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Posted by on August 15, 2012 in Recipes


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