Bring out the fat pants, lock your doors, and close the blinds people…because you’ll have a really, really hard time sharing this with anyone. But you should share, if you don’t want to throw yourself into a downward spiral of dessert regret. This stuff is serious, it ain’t playin around.
For those of you who putter the world of food blogging, you know all too well that trends sweep through like wildfire. Cue bacon.
Bacon tore the food blogosphere a new one and refuses to back off (sorry Kelly, aka @baconandbaileys, you’re not going to like what I’m about to say). I’m over it. Mostly because I’m a vegetarian and have forgotten how delightful a sizzling slice of bacon can be; regardless of my bacon apathy, it’s been claimed as the key to world peace and the cure for just about any ailment, maybe except fatness. Ahem*baconator*
Other trendy foods/flavours of late are s’mores, doughnuts, salted caramel and chocolate, browned butter, all of which have been blown into food celebrity for good reason. They’re friggin delicious, and many of them are classic novelties reincarnated from the past into fun new modes of eating. This recipe is a prime example of taking a rampant food trend, and finding an innovative way of stuffing it in your face so it can promptly deposit itself on your rear end.
Cookie dough dip. Every little baker’s favourite finger-food, sans salmonella. Happiness.
My sister made this for my other sister’s baby shower this weekend, so I did have to share. Thank god.
We served this up with graham crackers and it was amazing. Little chocolate wafers would be definitely delicious.
Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup icing sugar
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips (really try to get minis if you can)
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
Beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in icing sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips, cover, refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Shape into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for another hour. Roll cheese ball in pecans before serving.
Serve with graham crackers or chocolate wafers!