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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Football Cheeseball

Perfect appetizer for game day!

Football season has kicked off and here is a great game day recipe for a Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Football or Cheeseball recipe that I found on Pinterest and adapted into this recipe. This recipe could be made into a traditional “ball” or any other shape.

Perfect appetizer for game day!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Football or Cheeseball
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 10
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1½ cups peanut butter (best not to use "natural")
  • ½ cup chopped peanuts
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 TBSP brown sugar
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup regular chocolate chips
  • 1 bag Mini chocolate chips for the outside of the football
  • White frosting for the football laces or orange for the basketball
  1. Cream together softened butter, brown sugar, cream cheese, and peanut butter until mixed.
  2. Add vanilla
  3. Add powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time, and mix until combined (add more if necessary)
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and chopped peanuts
  5. Spoon mixture onto a large piece of saran wrap and place into the refrigerator for up to 1 hour.
  6. Shape into desired shape (football, basketball or ball)
  7. Cover with mini chocolate chips and transfer to serving plate with a large spatula.
  8. Use white frosting to draw on "laces" to the football if desired or orange if making a basketball.
  9. Serve with graham crackers (gluten free or regular)

Perfect appetizer for game day!

Adapted from recipe found at

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