Halloween Cookie Dough Cheese Ball RecipePin It A great sale on cheese is just the reason I need to whip up a fun recipe for Halloween. I love cheese balls, but wanted to make one on the sweeter side. I was thinking about how the Kraft 2% Milk String Mozzarella Cheese Snacks reminded me of ghosts – so I invented a way to incorporate them as a topper to my Halloween Cookie Dough Cheese Ball recipe by sticking mini chocolate chips into the cheese for ghostly eyes and mouth. Adding the Kraft Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese adds a fun texture to the outside of the cheese ball, helps the pecans and candy stick better and adds a little contrast to the sweetness. Now this recipe has peanut butter and nuts in it, but because of the way the flavors balance each other it’s not overpoweringly nutty. My 9-year-old dislikes peanut butter and nuts, but he liked this dessert cheese ball.

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Halloween Cookie Dough Cheese Ball
Serves: 24
A dessert cheese ball that looks and tastes like cookie dough!
  • 1 package (8 oz.) Philadelphia Original Cream Cheese (softened)
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup Kraft Finely Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • ¼ cup finely chopped candy-coated chocolate or peanut butter
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 Kraft 2% Milk String Mozzarella Cheese Snacks
  • 1 drinking straw (to use as a support for string cheese Ghosts)
  1. Beat together in a medium bowl Philadelphia Cream Cheese and peanut butter until well mixed
  2. Beat in powdered sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract
  3. Stir in miniature chocolate chips with a spoon (save a few for the string cheese ghosts)
  4. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  5. Use plastic food-handling gloves to shape chilled dough into a large ball. Wrap cheese ball with with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  6. Stir together Kraft Finely Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, candy and pecans and place on a large plate
  7. Roll cheese ball in the cheese/candy/nut coating pressing it into the ball until completely covered
  8. Cut Kraft 2% Milk String Mozzarella Cheese Snacks into three different lengths for Ghosts
  9. Press in chocolate chip eyes and mouth to create Ghosts
  10. Stick short straw into Ghost then stick straw into cheese ball to create trio of Ghosts on top of cheese ball
  11. Serve with small cookies like vanilla wafers and gingersnaps

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