Nutella Cheeseball

Yesterday was one of my favorite days of the month — book club!!!

Since it was a cold day in December, and we were discussing Steinbeck, and…ok I really was just looking for a reason to buy some Nutella…I decided to improvise this little cheeseball to bring along.

I’ll warn you now.

You’ll love it because it takes only minutes to prepare and calls for 2-3 ingredients.  They’ll love it simply because you say the word “Nutella”, and then after they take a bite.  You will all love it because it’s Nutalla-licious.

I’m pretty sure you should give it a try.

Nutella Cheeseball

You will love this Nutella Cheeseball recipe! It's chocolate-y, decadent, and ready to go in less than 15 minutes!

Ingredients:

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, room temperature
1 (13 oz.) Nutella
2 cups dark or semisweet chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

In a large bowl, whisk or beat together cream cheese and Nutella until blended.

Spoon the mixture into the center a piece of plastic wrap. Lift up the edges of the corners of the plastic wrap so that the mixture is completely enclosed, then carefully mold into your desired shape (likely a ball!). Don't worry about getting it perfectly shaped. Then freeze the ball for at least 1-2 hours.

Remove the ball, and continue shaping into your preferred shape. Unwrap the ball, and place on a serving plate. Then garnish with chocolate chips if you would like.

Serve with crackers, cookies, pretzels, apples, bananas, or whatever sounds good!

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Ali’s Tip:

This would also be delicious with some chopped nuts or coconut mixed in!

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  1. Susan Guard — December 12, 2011 @ 7:03 am (#)

    Oh . . . my. . . goodness . . . this looks so wonderfully delicious and totally decadent and incredibly easy. I’m headed out the door for the ingredients right now. :)

  2. Judy h in nc — December 12, 2011 @ 8:42 am (#)

    This is why I should not be checking your blog at work. Too tempting!

  3. Shelley — December 12, 2011 @ 1:02 pm (#)

    Thank you for this recipe! Now I know what I’ll be bringing to our appetizer contest!

  4. Hannah — December 12, 2011 @ 2:41 pm (#)

    Ooooh this is perfect for the upcoming parties! Of course I may just have to make it tonight :)

  5. Ali's Mom — December 13, 2011 @ 7:56 am (#)

    Great idea – love Nutella!

  6. Megan — December 14, 2011 @ 8:08 am (#)

    Oh my…this is the best cheese ball I have ever seen in my life. Yum!

  7. Tracy — December 15, 2011 @ 5:35 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness. You are my hero. :-)

  8. Angie — December 15, 2011 @ 7:27 pm (#)

    What kind of crackers are pictured? Thanks!

  9. Melissa B — December 20, 2011 @ 2:27 pm (#)

    I have to hurry up and make this as I am giving up sugar (for a while) for New Years

  10. Michelle — December 22, 2011 @ 4:27 pm (#)

    Wishing I could reach right through my computer screen. Looks amazing.

  11. Sara — December 29, 2011 @ 11:03 am (#)

    Made this last night for a Holiday Bowl watch party, and it was devoured in no time! Awesome recipe!

  12. Adele Forbes — February 8, 2012 @ 9:42 am (#)

    That is soooo going in my Pinterest recipe book……Thank you so very much for sharing!

  13. Stacey — March 3, 2012 @ 8:10 pm (#)

    I made this today for a bridal shower. It was wonderful. Thx

  14. erika — December 24, 2012 @ 2:06 pm (#)

    Mixed in a swirl of marshmallow fluff.., yum

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