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Cheap & Easy Dessert Cheese Ball

Oh no! Did you forget this was your week to host your kiddo's play date? Frantically, you last minute scramble through the pantry and fridge, as if you're looking for buried treasure, then you suddenly begin to realize that you haven't been to the store in a while. The kids are screaming and all you can come up with are a half box of granola bars and one fruit cup. At this point to keep your sanity, you might be tempted to tell the other mommies, B.Y.O.S (bring your own snacks). Okay, but really, where are those super mom powers when you need them?

For an easy snack that is totally kid-approved -- this 7-ingredient Cookie Dough Cheese Ball is here to save the day! The best part about it is, it's super cheap and simple to throw together quickly. This dessert dipper is a huge hit with kids of all ages. Be sure to try it with graham crackers, animal crackers, and even chocolate chip cookies. Not only will the kids love it, it's adult-friendly, too.

We'd call that a success! Life: 0, Mom: 1


Ingredients 1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup powdered sugar 3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup pecans, finely chopped


Blend together first 3 ingredients until creamy; add powdered sugar and brown sugar, blending well. Fold in chocolate chips; cover and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours.Shape dough into a ball; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. Roll in pecans before serving.