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Peanut Butter 'Cheese Ball'

Peanut Butter Cheese BallTreat the kids (and you) to this ever-so-delicious twist on the traditional cheese ball. With a shell of swirled morsels, this creamy, peanut-buttery snack is perfect for dipping graham cracker sticks and apple slices.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter (not all-natural)
3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® SWIRLED™ Milk Chocolate & Peanut Butter Morsels
Graham cracker sticks and/or apple slices

Cooking Directions:

  1. Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until blended. Spoon onto a large piece of plastic wrap; bring up all four corners and twist tightly (should form a ball shape).
  2. Freeze for 1 hour 30 minutes or until firm enough to keep its shape. Place morsels in flat dish. Remove plastic wrap from ball and roll ball into morsels to completely cover (you may find it necessary to press morsels into ball).
  3. Place 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 and apple slices for dipping or spreading.

Makes 20 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/20 of recipe): Calories: 230 Calories from Fat: 120 Total Fat: 14 g Saturated Fat: 6 g Cholesterol: 10 mg Sodium: 140 mg Carbohydrates: 25 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 20 g Protein: 5 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® & Meals.com, used with permission.