Sunday, January 14, 2018

Cookies and Cream Football Cheese Ball

This sweet cheese ball is the perfect game day dessert.  It is full of chocolaty cookie and cream flavor and goes with a ton of fun dippers. Grab a bite and enjoy the big football game! 


  MiMi came up with the idea to have a virtual tailgate for the big game.  One of my cousins, my grandma, my mom and I all made an apple cake within 24 hours of each other a couple of weeks back and it was so much fun!  So, she thought it would be fun to see what everyone made to bring to our online "party."  This is one of her contenders!



    Normally when we think of cheese balls we think of savory.  We love Ro's havarti cheese ball and of course the pig skin cheese ball is full of bacon and super popular on game day.  But not all cheese balls have to be savory.  Why not make a sweet one?
 
    While we are at it, why not make it chocolaty and full of sandwich cookies?  After all, the cookies and cream layer cake was such a hit!  So a cookies and cream cheese ball makes perfect sense too.


   The first time MiMi made it, Little Dude had chocolate in his ears, his nose and all down his shirt.  He asked for seconds too.  He loves "dip."  So he made one pretzel last through two helpings of his chocolate dip!

    This time he was old enough to help make it.  He used the food processor to pulse the cookies into crumbs and make the cheese ball.  We had extra cookies in the pack and frosting from the laces, so we thought it would be fun to put laces on the sandwich cookies as well.  He really enjoyed getting to decorate some of the cookies himself and he did a great job!


    So now that we have dessert covered for game day, what else are you making?





Yield: 1 Large Cheese Ball

Cookies and Cream Football Cheese Ball

This sweet cheese ball is the perfect game day dessert. It is full of chocolaty cookie and cream flavor and goes with a ton of fun dippers. Grab a bite and enjoy the big football game!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: total time: 10 mins

ingredients:


  • 24 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 T chocolate syrup
  • 2 cups powdered Sugar
  • White frosting for decorating*
  • additional cookies, graham crackers, pretzels etc. for serving

instructions

  1. Either finely chop 12 of the sandwich cookies or pulse them into small pieces in your food processor.  
  2. In food processor or mixer, blend cream cheese, butter and chocolate syrup.
  3. Blend in powdered sugar and then stir in finely chopped sandwich cookies.
  4. Roll into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap.  
  5. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  6. Chop remaining sandwich cookies. Then shape cheese ball into a football and coat with bits of sandwich cookies. Press them in to secure. 
  7. Use white icing to form laces.
  8. Serve with pretzels, grahams, small cookies etc. 

notes

*For the frosting, I just made a thick paste of powdered sugar and cream.  You could also use a tube of white decorator frosting or a tad bit of buttercream. 

It is fun to use extra icing to put laces on the remaining sandwich cookies to serve alongside the cheese ball!
Created using The Recipes Generator





Shared at The Weekend Potluck

32 comments:

  1. Yummy cheeseball Carlee..Thanks for joining us at Throwback Thursday. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party this week. ~Quinn

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    1. Thanks, Quinn! We used to used to have people over every Sunday during football season. It has been a little bit harder to do that this year, but I still love making snacks when it can happen!

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  2. Wow, Carlee - Outragious!! I can only imagine your little one and the bliss he was in!! :) Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday!!

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    1. The adults had fun eating it too, we just had better aim while eating it! Thanks for hosting!

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  3. What a fun idea! It is so easy to always think of salty and savory football snacks and sweet are always a second thought. But this recipe has me thinking otherwise!

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    1. It is fun to have a festive sweet too! Plus this is a great make ahead option that travels well if you are watching the big game elsewhere!

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  4. Clint came for a visit yesterday and the first thing he did was go straight to the refrigerator to see if you left any “football dip” here. I may have to make it again for Super Bowl.

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    1. We did a pretty good number on it, that's for sure! I should have left the bit that wasn't demolished.

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  5. Sooooo adorable and yummy sounding! I am added this to the Suer Bowl menu for sure, I can get my sweets fix that way!! Happy Monday Friend! Be warm and safe!

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    1. It is sure to be a hit! Thank you!

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  6. This looks fantastic! My kind of cheese ball! I love Oreos and this would make happy people at my house! I just hope they keep it out of there ears! Ha ha!!

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    1. Ha! I hope they keep it out of their ears too! You never know what a toddler may do...

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  7. This is so dang cute! I'm bookmarking it to make when the college season starts up again! And I love the idea of a virtual tailgate--if it's virtual I can eat all the food myself right? :)

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    1. You should definitely make it next year! I am sure you can find a way to work some green and yellow into it too =)

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  8. Hi Carlee, Little Dude sounds like he's going to be just like his Mum. I have visions of him covered in chocolate, but having a great time... That pretzel must have been soggy by the time he finished that dip. Having a bit of a sweet tooth this sweet cheeseball appeals to me.

    xx

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    1. He was so cute and he definitely inherited a bit of a sweet tooth from me! Luckily I usually manage to get most of it in my mouth ;-)

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  9. Our crew would wipe this out before halftime! Sharing on my FB page this weekend. We will be watching the playoffs! #merrymonday

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    1. Mine almost did too! This goes fast! Thanks so much for sharing <3

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  10. This is perfect for super bowl Sunday!

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  11. What special Football treats for the big game day! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. I think it's almost too pretty to "Tackle" and eat!.. Almost! give me that ball! Perfect on the dessert table for a football party! THanks for sharing at Celebrate 365's Football Party Recipe round up!

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    1. Aw, thank you! But dig in, we can always make another!

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  13. Now this is my kind of appetizer! Thanks for linking up at Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED!

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  14. I need this in my life. In my belly. Wherever. I just need this!!!

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  15. I guess I really need to have a football party now...just to have this yummy looking cheese ball!!!

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  16. I have never had a sweet cheeseball. Thus sounds amazing, and I think my dipper would just be a spoon! ;)

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    1. It is fun to have a spread that includes both a sweet and a savory cheese ball. This one was a huge hit with my family so I'm making another one this weekend! Ps. The spoon is a great idea!

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