I always look forward to watching the Superbowl. I think the match up of the Ravens versus the Niners will be a really good game. I like watching football but I am usually more excited for the commercials, the half time show, and of course the food. We always make a bunch of appetizers, even if it is just our little family watching the game together.
The appetizer that I am most excited about is this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cheese Ball. I thought of the idea to make a cheese ball when I saw this fantastic looking Red Velvet Cheese Ball from Taste and Tell. We made this for watching a football game a few weeks ago and we loved it. The Cheese Ball (the cheese being cream cheese) has a great chocolate and peanut butter flavor. It reminds me of chocolate peanut butter cake with the peanut butter chips on the outside, similar to the peanut butter frosting on a cake.
This dessert ball was amazing and I can't wait to make it again for this Superbowl. It tasted great with Vanilla Wafers. It can also be served with graham crackers or fruit. I really liked that you can make this the night before and have it ready for the big party the next day. You can't go wrong with an appetizer that tastes like Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake!!
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups chocolate cake mix, dry
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter chips
Vanilla Wafers, graham crackers, fruit, or other cookies for dipping
1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter together until combined. Then add in the chocolate cake mix, peanut butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar and beat until combined.
2. Place the mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap. Bring up all the corners of the plastic wrap and wrap into a ball. Freeze the ball for about 1 1/2 hours or until it is firm enough to keep its shape.
3. Place the peanut butter chips on a flat plate and roll the unwrapped cheese ball in the peanut butter chips. Make sure to press the peanut butter chips into the cheese ball until it is fully covered.
4. Place the ball on a serving dish, cover with plastic wrap and freeze the cheese ball for another 2 hours or overnight. If frozen overnight, thaw for 20-30 minutes before serving. Serve with Vanilla Wafers, graham crackers, fruit, or other cookies.
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