Whatcha Makin' Now?: S'More Cheese Ball


Monday, August 17, 2015

S'More Cheese Ball

S'More Cheese Ball

Cheese balls are so fun. My total weakness is our family favorite cheese ball with pineapple, green onions and peppers. And dessert cheese balls are a close second.

I love my cookbook, Great Balls of Cheese. It has cheese balls for every occasion both savory and sweet. Plus it's super cute with amazing photos.

This S'More Cheese Ball is a fun twist on a traditional s'more. I think the added marshmallows are my favorite part.

You've got to give this a try!

S'More Cheese Ball

S'More Cheese Ball

S'More Cheese Ball

8 ounces semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mini marshmallows
8 graham crackers, crushed
Vanilla wafers or graham crackers for serving.

In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the chocolate until smooth by cooking on 50% power for 30 second bursts stirring between each burst. Once smooth add the brown sugar and stir until combined. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the cooled chocolate/brown sugar mixture, cream cheese and vanilla until combined (couple minutes). Stir in the marshmallows. Line a bowl with plastic wrap and pour the mixture into the lined bowl. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes or until just set, but still soft.

Remove from bowl and shape into a ball. Remove plastic wrap and roll in crushed graham crackers. Serve with graham crackers and/or vanilla wafers.

Note: Recipe called for chilling for 2 hours or overnight. Even when set out at room temperature for a couple hours the cheese ball was still very firm. Delicious but made for more of a spreadable cheese ball and not for dipping.

Source: Great Balls of Cheese by Michelle Buffardi

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