Chocolate Chip Cheeseball

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A close up of a plate of food with rice, with Cheese and Chocolate chip

Have you ever had a silly argument over practically nothing, especially with your spouse?

~raising hand~

Me, too.

In marriage it’s usually the little things that drive me insane build my character.

Little habits like when Tim kicks the sheets out from under the mattress or goes to the grocery for me and calls me 10 times to ask me questions.

(Tim hides the chewing gum because I’m a gum smacker ~smile~)

Yet here we are, getting ready to celebrate 28 years of wedded bliss on Valentine’s Day. I know. Sappy. Sweetness.

A piece of cake on a plate, with Chocolate chip

You don’t survive that many torturous glorious years without a few explosions arguments tiffs.

Blessedly we’ve both mellowed through the years and those issues that once required a winner no longer seem so important.

I know. Perspective. There’s nothing like a little baby to give you fresh eyes.

(Okay, we’re older than dirt, too, but that’s beside the point!)

A plate of food, with Chocolate chip

Which brings me to today’s dilemna.

Is it cheeseball…..or cheese ball?

One word or two?

A piece of cake on a plate, with Chocolate chip

The online dictionary said it meant stupid, inferior and cheesy.

Not this chocolate chip cheeseball recipe! It’s definitely none of those things.

I promise if you whip this up for Valentine’s Day your sweetheart kids everyone will love you!

(If you’re reading this, sweetie, honey pie, dearest, I was just kidding about the torturous years. Those are all in the past!)

A close up of a plate of food with rice, with Cheese and Chocolate chip


Now have some cheeseball!

Chocolate Chip Cheeseball

With just a few common ingredients, this sweet, delicious Chocolate Chip Cheeseball is an easy yet impressive dessert!
Author Marty’s Musings


  • 1 8- oz pkg. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips plus a few for rolling
  • graham crackers


  • In a mixing bowl beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Gradually add sugars and beat just until combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Cover and refrigerate for two hours.
  • Place cream cheese mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap and shape into a ball.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Just before serving roll cheese ball in chocolate chips and serve with graham crackers.


Feel free to substitute lower fat cream cheese and regular chocolate chips.
If you enjoy nuts you can roll in 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans instead of chocolate chips.
Can be served with vanilla wafers or graham cracker sticks.

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  1. I am a huge supporter of the Dugger family and my heart breaks for them and even more a grace supporter. A book was written about Respectable Sins and I find myself there all the time. God doesn’t grade sins as being better or worse sins. All sins are just that to a holy perfect God. I would suggest we pray for the Dugger family and our own. Love that you brought this to your blog and your wisdom to know we are all saved by God’s grace.

    1. Hi, Kathie. Thanks for commenting on the Duggar post. Regardless of what did or didn’t happen it’s not my place of ultimate judgment and I know the pain of living through heartache when the world judges what they really don’t understand. It’s easier to judge others than face our own sins. Prayer is definitely what this family needs. Thanks for your kind words.

  2. This sounds so familiar, I guess when we are of ‘a certain age’ we finally Get It! Thanks so much for sharing your delicious Chocolate Chip CheeseBall with Foodie Friends Friday party this weekend. I’ve pinned and will share this weekend. We look forward to seeing you again soon with another delicious recipe.
    A FFF co-host,

  3. This looks delicious! I’ve never seen a cheeseball with chocolate chips before but I’d love to try it!!!
    Thanks so much for linking up with Share The Wealth Sunday!