Mint Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

This Mint Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball is going to blow your mind. It’s pretty much like a cheese ball and mint chip ice cream had a baby.  But it was prettier and more fabulous than it’s parents. Yeah. Kind of like that.

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As you all know, I am TOTALLY crazy about mint and chocolate recipes.  Pretty much my favorite thing right now.  There is just something innately refreshing about mint flavored goodies.  I’ll take it any form I can get it – mint patties, brownies, cookies – you name it!

I’ve always been kind of obsessed with mint chip ice cream. I get extremely happy when I open up a new carton and see that bright green ice cream flecked with chocolate chips – heaven! Mint chip ice cream is the inspiration behind this Mint Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball and boy, oh boy is it inspiring!

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When I decided to make up a cheese ball that well, looks AND tastes pretty much exactly like mint chip ice cream, it kind of blew my mind.  It’s one of those things where you’re like, “NOW I know what’s been missing all my life!” And then you never want to be without it again.

I used mini chocolate chips but you could also chop up your own chocolate if you prefer.  The cheese ball is covered in mini chocolate chips and it just sooo pretty! I get happy just looking at the pictures!

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I served my cheeseball with chocolate and vanilla animal crackers.  Cause everything is better with an animal cracker, am I right?  Pluuuuus, the boys think I’m extra cool when I serve them goodies with animal crackers.  Total bonus points. And right now, I’m in serious need of them because I decided to extend our NO TV WEEK just one more week.  Yeah. I’m super popular with the boys right now.

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They can’t stay too mad at me though because I make them some seriously awesome after-school snacks :)

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Mint Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

This Mint Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball is going to blow your mind. It's pretty much like a cheese ball and mint chip ice cream had a baby. But it was prettier and more fabulous than it's parents. Yeah. Kind of like that.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • green gel food coloring
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips, divided
  • animal crackers, graham crackers, chocolate or vanilla wafers to serve with

Instructions

  1. Cream cream cheese and butter together.
  2. Gradually beat in powdered sugar.
  3. Beat in extract and food coloring until desired color is reached.
  4. Stir in one cup of mini chocolate chips.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  6. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips on top of a piece of plastic wrap.
  7. Scoop out cream cheese mixture and place on top of chocolate chips. Sprinkle top of cream cheese with more chocolate chips.
  8. Wrap cheese ball with plastic wrap and place in a clean bowl. Press into bowl to form the cheese ball.
  9. Invert onto a serving board or cake stand. Sprinkle with more chocolate chips if needed.
  10. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
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  1. I’ve been wanting to make a mint version of a chocolate chip cheeseball forever. This looks awesome Trish!
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  2. OMG. I need need need this!! So totally pinned everywhere. :)
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  3. I love everything mint chocolate and this cheeseball looks fantastic! It would make a perfect appetizer to bring to one of our upcoming St. Patty’s Day parties! Thanks for sharing, pinned! :)
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  4. I have yet to have a sweet cheese ball! I’m thinking I need to change that ASAP! Looks great!!
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  5. Love the chocolate and mint combination :) Looks awesome!
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  6. I am just loving this a little bit…. ok you got me I love it a LOT bit!!! Pinned and shared! {well scheduled to share}
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  7. Um, yeah, you definitely blew my mind with this one! I can’t even tell you how much I love this. So pretty and I’m sure it tastes amazinggg!

  8. Mint + Trish = a match made in heaven!!!
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  9. so minty chocolaty good!
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  10. This looks amazing! pinned :)
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  11. So pretty and festive! Of course I’d gobble it up no matter what color it is!
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  12. A mint cheeseball?! Um, yes please!
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  13. Oh dear! Are you fo’ real?! Dude, there’s no way I would share this ball of mint-chocolate-heaven with anyone else! All for me!!
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  14. The only thing better than Mint Choc Chip ice cream is Mint Brownie Choc Chip Ice Cream – yum! I LOVE this cheese ball. Genius! Plus, I didn’t know chocolate animal crackers existed. Where have I been?
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  15. I love mint chocolate chip ice cream and I’m pretty sure I could eat this entire cheeseball by myself. Yum – pinned!

  16. Just got all the ingredients for this, it might not wait until St. Patrick’s day. I’m a sucker for mint and chocolate. YUM :)

  17. Just got all the ingredients for this, it might not wait until St. Patrick’s day. I’m a sucker for mint and chocolate. YUM :)

  18. wow! Seriously amazing!! You are really in the mint mode this year ;o) The “cheese” part threw me off for a bit until I read it was just cream cheese.. that works! Pinned..
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  19. Lindsay says:

    I was just wondering what the reason for the butter is doesn’t that just add calories. DO you need to add it?

  20. What an extremely creative and awesome idea!! And your photos are stunning!

  21. Yum!!! This would be fun to make for St Patrick’s Day too!
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