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Halloween Peanut Butter "Cheese Ball"

Halloween Peanut Butter Cheese BallThis Halloween version of a peanut butter cheese ball combines kid-favorite flavors in a unique and creamy recipe. Serve with green apple slices, cracker, celery or chocolate graham cracker sticks for dipping or spreading.

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 2/3 cups (10 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Halloween Morsels
Green apple slices, celery or chocolate graham cracker sticks

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 green apple slices, crackers, celery or chocolate graham cracker sticks for dipping or spreading.

Makes 20 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/20 of recipe): Calories: 230; Calories from Fat: 120; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 115mg; Carbohydrates: 26g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 20g; Protein: 5g.

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