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Chocolate Cheeseball

Shape this into a ball and roll it in the cookie crumbs for a traditional cheeseball look or form into a mound on a small platter with the cookie crumbs sprinkled over to look like a freshly dug grave.

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Chocolate Cheeseball

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Refrigeration Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 291kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 8 ounces cream cheese or dairy-free cream cheese substitute at room temperature
  • ½ cup unsalted butter or dairy-free butter substitute at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips or dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 cup finely crushed gluten-free chocolate cookie crumbs
  • Gluten-free vanilla wafer cookies or graham crackers for serving


  • Combine the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, and beat until smooth and creamy. Add the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla and beat until fully combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days ahead.
  • Either form into a ball and roll it in the cookie crumbs or shape into a mound, place on a small platter, and cover with the cookie crumbs.
  • Serve with cookies or graham crackers on the side


Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cheeseball
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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