Peanut Butter “Cheese” Ball
This Peanut Butter “Cheese” Ball is a creamy peanut butter mixture rolled in chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Serve this Peanut Butter “Cheese” Ball dessert with graham crackers or apples for a sure hit!
Peanut Butter “Cheese” Ball
I wasn’t kidding when I said I’ve been obsessed with peanut butter lately. But I think I’ve finally satisfied my pregnancy craving.
I made this peanut butter cheese ball for a get together last weekend that ended up getting cancelled at the last minute.
My husband was out of town for an away game so that left me with this peanut butter cheese ball all alone. There was no one home to pull in the reigns or least make my conscience feel a little guilty as I devoured it.
The first time I tasted this was at game night at my friend Jenni’s house. I was training for a marathon and just completed one of my long runs that day so I was feeling like I had earned the right to eat whatever I wanted.
So I did. I ate about half of the cheese ball…no joke.
Freeze the peanut butter mixture in saran wrap to make a ball shape. After the ball has set up, roll it in the peanut butter and chocolate morsels.
If you are a peanut butter fan, you will love this. If you aren’t…we can’t be friends.
Or maybe you should try these peanut butter treats to change your mind.
This is really kid friendly and what I did share of it with my kids, they loved eating with apple slices.
OTHER PEANUT BUTTER RECIPES:
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cupcakes
- Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- Culter’s Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
- Homemade Reese’s Bars
Peanut Butter “Cheese Ball”
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, (not all-natural)
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup peanut butter chips
- Graham cracker sticks, teddy grahams, and/or apple slices for dipping
- 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 forming into a ball shape.
- Freeze for 1 hour 30 minutes or until firm enough to keep its shape. Place peanut butter and chocolate chips in flat dish. Remove plastic wrap from ball and roll ball into morsels to completely cover, pressing morsels into the ball if necessary.
- 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, teddy grahams, or apple slices for dipping or spreading.
I have made this cheeseball for many carry-ins and it is always a hit. I am often asked to “make/bring that peanut butter ball thing”. I am regularly asked for the recipe. It is fantastic! I was short on time one day and just mixed in the chocolate chips into the peanut butter mixture and served it like a dip. It was much easier than freezing and balling and was just as popular. This recipe is amazing and fool proof. Thanks!!!!
Oh great! I’m going to have to try it your way.
This sounds AMAZING! 🙂
It is. I promise.
This is delicious!
I don’t use palm oil (which is what is in peanut butter that keeps the peanut oil from separating out —- the JIF brand that is allegedly all-natural, actually has the palm oil —- it is the palm oil that makes it all “unhealthy”!).
But I blended in some coconut oil with the peanut butter and it stays set up just fine. I forgot to that one time and it didn’t come out runny at all – all-natural peanut butter doesn’t set up THAT fast – within two hours we’d polished it off anyway 😉
Yum! Glad you tried it.
I made this today for a family gathering… it was a HUGE hit!! I served it with cinnamon graham crackers, strawberries and apple slices. Thanks for a great recipe!
How big is this? Diameter? How many people does it “feed?” I’m wondering how much room it would take up on my divided veggie platter and if I would need to make double batch for upcoming bday party.
It looks bigger than it actually is. It’s about the size of a salad plate. It probably feeds 10-12 people.
Made using crunchy peanut butter because that is what we had. Froze it overnight before thawing for 30 minutes and rolling in the chips. We liked it on Granny Smith apples better than the Honey Wheat Ritz crackers. It tasted much better than it smelled to my pregnancy nose. Thanks for the fun idea.
I had this yesterday at a birthday party for my 2 year old great-great-niece and it was wonderful with apple slices. I am tell you; if my daddy were alive, he would just eat it with a spoon. He put peanut butter on just about everything.
So glad you enjoyed it!
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What crackers are pictured? Are those graham cracker sticks? Love this idea. Catering for a veterinary technician graduation! Perfect!
Yes, they’re graham cracker sticks. I honestly prefer it with apple slices the most.
I love peanut butter, especially Jif. If I need something sweet, I will put peanut butter in a bowl and put syrup in it and stir it up. Sometimes I will put it on bread like that or eat it right out of the bowl. Or just give me a spoon and a jar of Jif and I need nothing but something to drink with it. Made the peanut butter cake once but lost the recipe.
I love it too. Why does it have to have so many calories!!!
I made this for a Super Bowl party and it was a hit. So easy to make and delicious accompanying all those other flavors you may find at a Super Bowl party. We had some leftover for the next day and used it as a spread on toasted sourdough and it was insanely good – so if you try this be careful because I couldn’t stop eating it. I used mini m&ms and decided not to use peanut butter m&ms because I thought it may be too sweet. We also used honey wheat pretzels sticks to dip because we wanted something that wouldn’t break when you dipped it in. Thank you for the recipe and making my life even sweeter!
You’re welcome. I’m going to have to try pretzels…sounds good.
This is blowing my mind.
You are an insane woman!!! This is my first time on your site and I love it. I am absolutely inspired !! Adventurous and absolutely gorgeous food….*drools a little*….*ok a lot*
Haha. Thanks and welcome!
Hello, as a diabetic (but I do eat a little sugar along), I was thinking of leaving off the chocolate and peanut butter chips on the outside and having chopped salted peanuts. What do you think? Just sounded very sweet and I love salty/sweet snacks.
I actually think that would taste great!
I’ve had this peanut butter ball pinned for.ever and I’ve finally justified a reason to indulge! My mom and I are hosting a party this summer for my brother’s graduation and since he’s a HUGE peanut butter fan, I know he’ll love this. It will go great with the lobster pinata filled with pb candy that his girlfriend is bringing! lol
Jif natural pb is not runny like the natural pb that you get in the natural and organic food section. Will it work ok? Or do I need to make a special trip to the store for something else?
Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it out 🙂
It’s hard to tell. But if it’s not runny I’m sure it would work.
I took this to a party. People liked it okay, but instead of being intrigued by the ball aspect, they were weirded out.
Oh, and people said it looked like dog kibble because of the mixture of pb and chocolate chips.
Thanks for awesome recipe! I made this for teacher appreciation day at my son’s school this week and it was a huge hit! This recipe is a keeper for sure!
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I just Made this cheese ball it is delishious. the bones on the plate in the picture are graham cracker Scooby- snacks .
This is PERFECT for my 2-year old’s puppy-themed birthday party! Thank you for mentioning where you got the dog-bone graham crackers. I’ll have to be on the lookout for those!
They’re just scooby snacks that I got at my grocery store.
OMG I may just switch it up and do peanut butter, chocolate and BUTTERSCOTCH chips to roll it in…Hells yes!!!
This was brought to our family Christmas party and it was AMAZING. I would definitely go with the graham sticks though. Tried it with regular round Ritz crackers and it takes the sweetness away. YUMMY!
Fabulous. Going to try this with vegan cream cheese and Wowbutter (roasted soy butter) that’s a school-safe alternative to peanutbutter. Gotta omit the peanutbutter chips to be safe for all the peanut and tree nut allergy folks. Should be wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
I just to say they look so quick & easy ,but most of all you already have what you need. I know so of the things even a child could do . Thanks christy
i am not a “fan” of peanut butter but i do like this on apple slices.
I went out and bought the stuff to make this, but didn’t read where it said not to get natural pb and that’s what I got. any reason why not?
It’s too runny. The ball won’t hold together.
i was wondering, after the cheeseball is frozen, you say rollit im pb and morcels.. do you put the pb on it first then put the morcels on??? or combine them together and roll it on?
I combined the peanut butter chips and the chocolate chips together and then rolled it.
Because I really like the taste they bring to sweet dishes, I’m going to combine butterscotch chips with the chocolate and p’butter ones; can only make an already fabulous treat even more so, hm?
Totally. I love butterscotch chips.
I used nutella and white chocolate chips instead of butterscotch. My kids love apple slices for dipping. Great recipe.
Brilliant. I must make this.