Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

You might have noticed by now that I sort of like peanut butter.

I mean, it’s not an addiction or anything. I can totally stop eating it whenever I want.

I’ve never wanted to stop eating it though. In fact, I had a spoonful of peanut butter for breakfast this morning.

When I stumbled upon this little gem of a recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything, I knew that this cheeseball would soon be mine. You see, The Girl Who Ate  Everything only seems to eat foods that I would also love to eat. We are food twins. Soul mates. Our taste buds were made for each other, but I mean that in a totally non-creepy way. I’m not planning on yanking her taste buds out of her mouth or anything. Promise!

So, uh, I made this cheeseball. Then I ate the crap out of it. The end.
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Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

Ingredients:

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, apple slices, Nilla wafers, for dipping

Directions:

Beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer.
Spoon onto a large piece of plastic wrap; bring up all four corners and twist tightly to form a ball.
Freeze for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the cheese ball is firm enough to keep its shape. Place peanut butter and chocolate chips on a plate. Remove the plastic wrap from the ball and roll it into the chocolate and peanut butter chips to completely cover, pressing them into the ball if necessary.
Place the 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, Nilla wafers, or apple slices for dipping or spreading.

 

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49 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cheese Ball”

  1. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 26, 2012 @ 12:28 pm (#
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    I saw this on her site and on pinterest and I love PB and want to make this thing. For a party. I dont need this just…”hanging around” all for me :)

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  2. Erin January 26, 2012 @ 12:28 pm (#
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    Peanut butter is totally my addiction. I have had this on my list since I saw it on her blog too. Looks so good!

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  3. Katie {Epicurean Mom Blog} January 26, 2012 @ 12:33 pm (#
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    Wow! This sounds very interesting and good! I love peanut butter and cream cheese, so why not put them together! Brilliant!

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  4. Kate H. January 26, 2012 @ 12:38 pm (#
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    Oh this has my Dad written all over it.

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  5. Heidi January 26, 2012 @ 7:29 pm (#
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    Peanut butter should be its own food group! I fear if I make this I will eat it all myself.

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  6. Kelli January 26, 2012 @ 7:45 pm (#
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    The problem with dessert like this is that it seems so harmless with just a dab here and there on a dipper…until you’ve eaten the whole thing!

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  7. Hannah January 26, 2012 @ 8:37 pm (#
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    Life changer? I think so.

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  8. Joanne January 26, 2012 @ 8:42 pm (#
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    Wait, since it’s ONE ball, it’s a single serving size, right? Please say yes.

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  9. Deborah January 26, 2012 @ 11:09 pm (#
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    Um, YES please!!

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  10. donna January 27, 2012 @ 9:55 am (#
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    O..M…G…..whomever created this little ball of “sin” needs to go pray for FORGIVENESS! :)
    and all those who eat it!

    good food…good meat…good gosh…lets eat! amen! :)

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  11. Jody February 3, 2012 @ 2:00 am (#
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    I love peanut butter! I generally hate cheese balls, but I think this is the kind of thing I can get behind. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Jeanelle February 4, 2012 @ 8:35 am (#
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    Peanut butter & chocolate… My weakness but I will Have to give in. Sounds so good!

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  13. Anonymous February 6, 2012 @ 12:21 am (#
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    I made this for our Super Bowl Party and it was a HUGE hit. It was a little hard to form the thing into a ball at first, but I did it. But really it would have been delicious even if i had just served it in a bowl with the chips mixed into it.

    Thank you for a great recipe!

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  14. Meg L. February 6, 2012 @ 6:24 am (#
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    I made this last night for the Superbowl with vanilla wafers and it was delicious!!!!

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  15. Lynn R February 7, 2012 @ 8:01 pm (#
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    So why can’t you use all natural peanut butter??

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    Karly Reply:

    @Lynn R,

    The all-natural peanut butter tends to separate and get oily. I just don’t think it would hold together well.

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  16. Melissa February 9, 2012 @ 8:42 pm (#
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    I wish I could eat peanut butter, this looks so good.

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  17. Erin February 10, 2012 @ 8:03 am (#
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    Oh yum! I think peanut butter, and peanut butter chips, makes everything better! :)

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  18. Janelle Lott February 13, 2012 @ 11:08 am (#
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    Where do you find the graham sticks? I haven’t been able to find them in PA for a couple years now. Only thing I can find that’s similar is Scooby Bones and I HATE serving them especially with something so esquisite!

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    Karly Reply:

    @Janelle Lott,

    I used a store brand. I’m pretty sure it was Kroger. :)

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    Janelle Lott Reply:

    Bummer. No Kroger here. If I’m ever near one, I’ll stock up! Thanks!

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    Karly Reply:

    @Janelle Lott

    Well, if you aren’t scared of stocking up, Amazon has some organic ones! http://www.amazon.com/Earths-Best-Organic-Crunchin-5-3-Ounce/dp/B000ER1ER2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329234608&sr=8-2,

  19. Mamaw Rita March 16, 2012 @ 10:58 pm (#
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    I tried this tonight for the 1st time for company we are having tomorrow. While it tasted OK, not super fantastic, it was so soft that I could not make a traditional ball shape out of it to roll it in the chocolate & peanut butter chips so it did not look very pretty when done. I followed the instructions to the letter. Did anyone else have this problem?

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  20. Jodi April 28, 2012 @ 1:08 pm (#
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    I made this today. I served it with Scooby Snacks. It was fantastic! My new favorite dish to bring to a party! Thank you!

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    Karly Reply:

    @Jodi,

    Yay! Glad you like it!

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    lyn Reply:

    I’m making this for a party today, and I couldn’t find the grahm cracker sticks, so I got Scooby snacks also!

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  21. Jenni July 8, 2012 @ 1:59 pm (#
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    I found this via Pinterest and made it last night- fantastic!! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Mary Campo November 3, 2012 @ 8:49 am (#
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    could you make this with crunchy peanut butter?

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    Karly Reply:

    @Mary Campo,

    Sure! I think that’d be yummy!

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  23. Melisa December 20, 2012 @ 10:53 pm (#
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    I love this recipe and have made it a couple times for my daughters Girl Scout Troop. However I make this as a soft dip to go with apple slices. I omit the chips and do not freeze it. I prefer this as a spreadable dip rather than the usual caramel dip for apples. Making another one for my daughters Christmas party at school. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  24. Meghan April 22, 2013 @ 10:09 am (#
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    I made this for a party this weekend and it was a huge hit. I served it with those Snyders butter pretzels that are square with the little grid inside. The salty with the sweet was fantastic. I think if I made it again I would replace half the powdered sugar with oat flour so it’s not so sweet. Great recipe! (Saw on Pinterest.) Thanks!

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    Karly Reply:

    Oh, I bet it was delicious on the pretzels! Please let me know how it goes if you try it with the oat flour! I imagine some rice krispies or graham crumbs might work well, too. :)

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  25. Julie May 28, 2013 @ 9:23 am (#
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    I have been waiting to try this recipe and I made it for my Memorial Day cookout. I just want to say this was amazing!!! I used the graham cracker sticks and Nilla wafers and everyone preferred the wafers because it didn’t take away from the peanut butter and the vanilla really complimented the dip. I will always make this for every party and get together!! Thanks for the recipe it made everyone smile :-)

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  26. Cookie June 4, 2013 @ 11:25 am (#
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    Looks amazing! I love peanut butter, so this would be great! Why didn’t I think of this?

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  27. Olivia June 7, 2013 @ 9:18 am (#
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    I LOVE YOUR BLOG ghvvflkijbbgksaa
    Amazing, I can’t wait to try every single recipe so thanks for posting! X

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  28. vadeem April 11, 2014 @ 4:07 pm (#
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    This looks very interesting!

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    vadeem Reply:

    @vadeem, @vadeem

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  29. Wowguy April 17, 2014 @ 9:27 pm (#
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    Interesting combination. Very Creative, sounds delics

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