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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!

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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.

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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!Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Fiesta Corn Dip

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Fiesta Corn 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.

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Fiesta Corn Dip

What are your favorite simple meal and snack solutions for the holidays? Click here for more great recipes and ideas from Kraft Heinz!

Merry Christmas!

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Fiesta Corn Dip

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Fiesta Corn Dip



6 Comments on Simple Holiday Snack Solutions – Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball and Fiesta Corn Dip

  1. Stephanie
    December 15, 2015 at 9:47 pm (2 years ago)

    I love how easy these two recipes were for you to create, and how perfect they are for a holiday party! YUM! I’m always in need of quick and delicious recipes and will have to try these both out! (client)

  2. Terri
    December 15, 2015 at 11:07 pm (2 years ago)

    oh this sounds so yummy, I am going to make this for our family Christmas party

  3. Rhiannon S
    December 15, 2015 at 11:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Both of these recipes look amazing and I cannot wait to try them! I know my family will flip over the chocolate chip cheese ball!

  4. Alonda
    December 16, 2015 at 10:44 am (2 years ago)

    The chocolate chip cheese balls is so creative! I’m going to have to try that!

  5. Karin Rambo
    December 16, 2015 at 5:59 pm (2 years ago)

    My mom used to make that chocolate chip cheese ball, but I had totally forgotten about it until now! I’m totally going to make it this weekend!

  6. Susannah
    December 18, 2015 at 1:21 am (2 years ago)

    Oh wow! The chocolate chip cheese ball looks amazing!


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