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I’m so excited to share with you two of my favorite recipes for the holidays! These simple holiday snack solutions are wonderful for any time of the year, but especially for Christmas when we’re all busy and needing festive treats that can be made fast. Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball and Fiesta Corn Dip are both easy to put together and totally delicious.
These two recipes use Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Click here to save up to $13.00 on Kraft Heinz products now through February 13, 2016. I recently stocked up at Walmart to be sure I’m ready for holiday baking and cooking:
The cheese ball actually reminds me of cookie dough. Yummm! Chocolate chip cheese ball begins with creamy Philadelphia Cream Cheese, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and other ingredients. Mini chocolate chips fill the cheese ball and it’s finished with crunchy chopped pecans. Serve the cheese ball with chocolate graham crackers or chocolate wafer cookies and you’ll have a perfect treat for your holiday party table!
Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
8 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
Combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla; blend until fluffy. Add sugars; mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Shape the dough into a ball and roll in pecans before serving.
Another reason I keep my fridge stocked with Philadelphia Cream Cheese during the holidays is to make Fiesta Corn Dip. This is easily my favorite baked dip!
Fiesta Corn Dip
8 ounce block of Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
8 ounces of Kraft shredded colby jack cheese
3/4 cup Kraft grated parmesan cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 12-ounce jar of roasted red peppers, drained and diced
4 ounce can of diced green chilies
16 ounce frozen corn, thawed
In a medium sized bowl, mix all ingredients well. Pour the mixture into a 11×13 casserole dish and bake at 375 for 45 minutes until the top is bubbly and golden brown. Serve with tortilla chips.
Slow Cooker Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a medium size slow cooker. Cover with a lid and set to low for 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the dip is hot.
What are your favorite simple meal and snack solutions for the holidays? Click here for more great recipes and ideas from Kraft Heinz!