Chocolate Cheeseball

Shape this into a ball and roll it in the cookie crumbs for a traditional cheeseball look or form into a mound on a small platter with the cookie crumbs sprinkled over to look like a freshly dug grave.

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Chocolate Cheeseball
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Refrigeration Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 291 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cream cheese or dairy-free cream cheese substitute at room temperature
  • ½ cup unsalted butter or dairy-free butter substitute at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips or dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 cup finely crushed gluten-free chocolate cookie crumbs
  • Gluten-free vanilla wafer cookies or graham crackers for serving
Instructions
  1. Combine the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, and beat until smooth and creamy. Add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla and beat until fully combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days ahead.
  2. Either form into a ball and roll it in the cookie crumbs or shape into a mound, place on a small platter, and cover with the cookie crumbs.
  3. Serve with cookies or graham crackers on the side
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cheeseball
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Potassium 47mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Sugars 21g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 10.6%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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