I love cream cheese! My husband, however, thinks cream cheese is gross. For the Friday before Christmas, we had a mini potluck at work. This gave me a great excuse to make a cream cheese based dessert--Chocolate Chip Cheeseball. Everyone at work loved it! (It is pretty tasty, if I must say so myself). It's probably been around blog world a million times, but just in case, here's the recipe:
1 8oz package cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips (it's OK to use regular chocolate chips if that is all you have)
3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add sugars; beat until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
After two hours, place mixture in plastic wrap and shape like a ball. Refrigerate for an hour.
Before serving, roll ball in pecans (optional). Serve with graham crackers. (Or just eat it straight...it's that good).