Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ball

by byn on September 18, 2012

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So I finally joined Pinterest after rolling my eyes about it for the last year or so. I was adamant that I didn’t need another time suck in my life, but then I came to the realization that it would actually help me organize all of the recipes I have bookmarked at home, at work, jotted on pieces of paper and torn out of magazines. It appeals to me because I can access it from anywhere, it presents everything visually, and I also like being able to group recipes I want to make by theme. Obviously there’s a very active PUMPKIN board going on right now. 

I forced myself to go through all the old recipes I’ve had saved for years, and those are the ones on the “Old Home Bookmarks” board. I deleted the things I knew I would never actually make, and pinned the rest. This was one of those recipes, except I deleted all the old links in my excitement to clean out my Favourites folder, so I don’t know exactly how long I had it saved. Probably like a year. 

If you want a fun, easy treat to make for a gathering, make this. It’s basically exactly what you think: a peanut butter cream cheese mixture rolled in chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Then you bring it to book club, with a variety of yummy things to spread it on, and watch the sugar rush spread around the circle.

If you want a glimpse into my food obsessed brain, click here. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ball

Source: The Girl Who Ate Everything

Yield: feeds one hungry Book Club


1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup icing sugar

3/4 cup peanut butter

3 tbsp brown sugar

3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

3/4 cup peanut butter chips

+ delivery vehicles such as chocolate wafers, vanilla wafers, graham crackers


  1. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, icing sugar, peanut butter, and brown sugar.
  2. Transfer mixture to a large square of plastic wrap. Gather corners together and twist, forming a big ball. Stick in the freezer for a few hours or overnight.
  3. Mix milk chocolate chips and peanut butter chips on a plate. Unwrap ball and roll it around on the chips until covered. Press the chips a little bit. Chill until ready to use; then let sit at room temperature for half an hour or so to soften a bit before eating.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Tatiana September 20, 2012 at 10:48 am

Nice! What book were you discussing?


trkingmomoe September 20, 2012 at 12:47 am

This is a great holiday treat for kids. Thanks for sharing.


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