Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Dessert Cheese Ball

by Alli

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball is a delicious, dessert cheese ball served with graham crackers. It’s amazing! 

For even more recipes with pecans, check out Best Recipes Featuring Pecans.

My youngest daughter called a few days ago and asked for my Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball recipe. She had a party to attend that required bringing a favorite party food. I pointed her towards my blog. She called back with, “It’s not there.” I replied, “It has to be. I remember adding it a while back.”

A few days later, my middle daughter asked me (in a group text with all my daughters) for the recipe and my youngest daughter replied, “It’s on the blog, but you’ve got to dig deep.” What the heck?

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

I decided to search for the recipe myself and indeed it’s there and the youngest daughter is correct. You’ve got to dig deep. It was one of my first posts and it’s an add-on to another recipe. Jesus, take the wheel! That one lone photo is so small. I thought I would need a magnifying glass to see it. I’m blushing from my nose to my toes!

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

That’s why I had my daughter sneak a few photos with her phone right in the middle of the party. She sent them over to me and here they are. Thanks, Caitlin! You did a great job!

So, don’t you think Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball deserves its own page? I mean, let’s be real. I posted it back in December 2012 when I was only in my 2nd week of blogging. It ain’t pretty!

I’ve been making Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball for years and it’s one of my most requested party recipes. Guests who have never tasted a sweet cheese ball are surprised when they see the graham crackers surrounding it. Most people expect a cheeseball to be savory.

Let’s Make Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Helpful Hint: I like that I can mix the ingredients the night before and store in the refrigerator. Right before serving, form the mixture into a ball and roll in chopped pecans. Serve with graham crackers.

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball


  • 1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter (not margarine), softened
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • graham crackers (to scoop it all up with)


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add sugars; beat just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours (or overnight). Just before serving, shape into a ball and roll in pecans. Serve with graham crackers.

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If you’ve never had a sweet cheese ball, you’ve got to try this one.

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball and Graham Crackers

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candy December 22, 2017 - 8:23 am

This would be fun to make and not tell my family what it is. Just let them think it is a regular cheese ball. They are going to love it. Might need a second one as a back up.

Amber Myers December 22, 2017 - 10:29 am

I would just love this! Cheese balls are so amazing. Yum. I think I’ll make it for New Year’s Eve!

Liz Mays December 22, 2017 - 1:35 pm

Oh this is so cool! A good cheeseball with cracker is always a good idea for parties. I think this sounds tasty!

Angelic Sinova December 22, 2017 - 1:40 pm

That Chocolate Chip Cheese looks AMAZING! I’ve never tried a sweet cheese ball before so I can’t wait to make these for me and my family.

Sue Reddel December 22, 2017 - 4:40 pm

I’m guessing that a lot of people would dig into this little gem during a holiday party. Looks really easy to prepare too.

Brandy December 22, 2017 - 4:42 pm

I never thought about a chocolate chip cheese ball, what a brilliant idea. This will surely be a bit this holiday season for a treat!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All December 22, 2017 - 5:34 pm

Looks great! I love that you made this with cream cheese. It’s one of my favorite things and I always make sure to have it on hand.

Ashley December 22, 2017 - 7:54 pm

Oh yum! I bet this would be a hit at the Christmas party. I’ll have to try it out.

Ali || Veggies by Candlelight December 22, 2017 - 8:50 pm

This looks so delicious, your daughter did a great job of getting those pictures. I’ve never made a cheeseball this looks like it would be a hit!

Pam December 22, 2017 - 11:02 pm

THis sounds like a tasty recipe. IT must be a hit if your family was asking about the recipe like that.

ricci December 23, 2017 - 12:28 am

I have had a lot of cheeseballs but never a chocolate chip one! That looks so yummy!!

Heather December 23, 2017 - 1:19 am

Interesting! Its definitely something for someone with a sweet tooth! I love how it looks like a normal cracker and cheese ball thing. You did a great job a this! I bet its wonderful!

Tomi C December 23, 2017 - 7:44 am

Love that you specify BUTTER not margarine. There is a difference. Not just in taste but texture and butter really makes a difference. I look forward to the day my kids phone me asking for some of my recipes.

Jeanine December 23, 2017 - 3:31 pm

Wow. This looks amazing. I think I’m going to make this for Monday. My family will love it and it will be a nice treat!

Claudia K December 23, 2017 - 6:48 pm

I love cream cheese on chocolate chip bagels so I know I will love this cheeseball! It sounds perfect or any occasion.

Nikka Shae December 23, 2017 - 9:24 pm

This sounds good, I might need to try this way. My kids would love this!

Anosa December 24, 2017 - 2:23 am

I cringe looking at old posts and how bad my photography was back then lol
I have never had a chocolate chip cheese ball before but I salivated throughout this post and your daughter did an amazing job with the pictures

Wilkins December 24, 2017 - 11:17 pm

Sooooo fun! I love cheese balls but have never had a sweet one – what a great idea!

Adela April 16, 2020 - 11:48 am

Hi Lynn, i think that this is a pretty good idea for dessert! Sometimes i´m looking for a light sweet appetizer than a heavy and rich dessert.

Thanks for another great suggestion!


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