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Carolina Eats

From home cooking to farm-to-table cuisine, the Upstate is a place for foodies. You can enter your favorite recipes during our quarterly Carolina Eats Recipe Sweepstakes presented by Ingles. All submitted recipes will be published here for everyone to enjoy.

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Carolina Eats – Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Tommy and Deborah Lane shared their Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball recipe with us for our Carolina Eats Snack Attack contest.


8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp. brown sugar
3/4 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
graham crackers



In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract until well blended.

Gradually add powdered sugar and brown sugar. Beat until combined. Stir in 3/4 Cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Cover & refrigerate for 2 hours.

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Place cream cheese mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap. Shape into a ball. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Just before serving, roll cheese ball in 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans. Serve with graham crackers.


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