Chocolate S’mores Cheeseball

The next time you need a cheeseball recipe, think of this one. It’s a Chocolate S’mores Cheeseball – a sweet appetizer recipe that will knock your Mom’s savory cheeseball out of the water!

Chocolate S'mores Cheeseball Dip - this easy recipe is perfect for any party! It's chocolate, marshmallow, and s'mores all in one sweet appetizer dip recipe!

It’s a sad, sad time in our household. My husband is depressed: football season is almost over!! *crying*

Last weekend was the last weekend of regular fantasy football. Now it’s the playoffs, which he likes and all, but it’s just not the same. And that all leads up to his favorite day of the year (the big game) followed by a Monday so dark and stormy it should be a government recognized holiday.

My solution to the football playoffs and looming no-football months? Having people over for every playoff game! That way Mel get’s to commiserate with his fellow football lovers and I get to enjoy football food every weekend.

I think I get the better end of that deal, yes?

Easy Chocolate S'mores Cheeseball Dip Recipe

Football parties in our house tend to be somewhat complicated (although Mel would probably say #wonderfullycomplicated since the football makes it so, you know, wonderful.) If given the choice, Mel would watch all football games all by himself, especially the big one. He wants no interruptions, no talking, and complete focus on the games. I, on the other hand, like friends, food, talking, and noise. So….complicated.

One thing that doesn’t have to be complicated at all? The food!

My sweet dips are pretty popular recipes, especially that old football one I love so much. I’m a total appetizer person, so making a meal out of dips and small bites are kind of my jam. Making an entire dessert table out of sweet appetizers and dessert dips? That would be a winner of a party for me, which is why I’m totally adding this Chocolate S’mores Cheeseball to my rotation from now on.

It’s like chocolate cheesecake married a s’more. Is there anything better??

Scharffen Berger Chocolate used in making a chocolate s'mores cheeseball.

Obviously, if you’re making a recipe where chocolate is the star, you want it to be good chocolate. I used Scharffen Berger chocolate throughout this recipe.

The base of the cheeseball consists of cream cheese, powdered sugar, and marshmallow fluff. Then you add in some melted 62% Cacao Semi-Sweet Chocolate to give the dip it’s rich chocolate flavor. I then chopped up some of the 62% Cacao Semi-Sweet Baking Chunks and stirred them into the cheeseball, along with some mini marshmallows. The result? A sweet and chocolatey yet not overpowering dip.

You could leave it that way, as a dip in a bowl, but I decided to go the cheeseball route. To form the ball, I find that it’s easiest to place the mixture into a plastic wrap lined bowl. That will help form the ball as it chills.

How to make a chocolate s'mores cheeseball recipe.

Then, once it’s chilled for awhile, you roll it in more chopped up chocolate to create the outside of the cheeseball. The fluff keeps the ball nice and soft, even once it’s chilled, and it’s perfect served with graham crackers for some authentic s’more flavor.

I put this out at a party last week and it disappeared – fast. I don’t think I’m the only one who can’t get enough of these sweet dips – they’re just too easy to eat! Add that to the fact that they’re so easy to make (seriously, 15 minutes max) and you have a winner recipe for any party, all year long.

Easy Chocolate S'mores Cheeseball Recipe - perfect for parties!

You could even shape this into a football and pipe on some laces. Or just eat it with a spoon and don’t share. Either way sounds good to me!

Chocolate S'mores Cheeseball Dip - this easy recipe is perfect for any party! It's chocolate, marshmallow, and s'mores all in one sweet appetizer dip recipe!

 

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Chocolate S’mores Cheeseball

This Chocolate S’mores Cheeseball is an easy sweet appetizer dip recipe that's filled with rich chocolate and marshmallow flavor. Use some graham crackers to dip and make s'mores!


Ingredients:


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

  • 1/3 cup marshmallow fluff

  • 4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate (I used Scharffen Berger), divided

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet baking chunks (I used Scharffen Berger), coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows


Directions:


  1. Beat cream cheese and marshmallow fluff until smooth. Melt 1 ounce of semi-sweet baking chocolate in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Beat into cream cheese mixture, then add vanilla, salt, and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth. Stir in chopped baking chunks and marshmallows.

  2. Line a small bowl with plastic wrap (cereal bowl size). Transfer cheese ball mixture to the bowl and pack to compress, then wrap in plastic. This will form the “ball” shape. Chill at least 1-2 hours before continuing.

  3. Finely chop the remaining 3 ounces of baking chocolate. Spread on a cutting board. Remove the cheese ball from the refrigerator. Remove plastic and place on chocolate pieces. Roll to press the chocolate all over the cheeseball, using your hands to form a ball shape.

  4. Serve immediately with graham crackers, or wrap well and chill for up to 24 hours. (Best served after it’s sat at room temp for about 30 minutes.)


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36 comments

  1. Funny: I’d never even considered such a recipe, but now that I’ve seen it, within moments I’ve become obsessed. AWESOME!!!

  2. I, on the other hand, like friends, food, talking, and noise.  <— Me too! That way as little of the game is seen as possible 🙂 

    I love Scharffen Berger and can only imagine how good it is in this cheeseball!

  3. I’m excited for football season to end. Then I may see my husband again. But I’m gonna miss the snacks. Little hot dogs in puff pastry and pizza and amazing dessert dips. It’s all good, but this dip looks like the best option!

  4. Sounds amazing, Dorothy. I’ve never made a sweet cheeseball but wow.

  5. Haha!  That sounds like me too, just in it for the food and friends!!  This looks like an amazing cheeseball!  Something to change up all those savory ones 🙂

  6. How did I miss that flourless brownie cookie?!  Wowszie!  Your cheeseball looks amazing, too.

  7. Yum – I need to host a Super Bowl party just so I can make this

  8. Oh, my GOSH!  This could get me through any game – and since our Clemson Tigers are playing for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP tonight, I might have to run out today and get the fixings for this!  Go Tigers!!!

  9. The Eagles did terribly this year, so now I’m rooting for my boyfriend’s favorite team, the Packers. I love this dip. You really can enjoy it anytime of the year. 🙂 

  10. AHH! So much yum!! I need to find a reason to make this, STAT! Is it bad to make it just because? Haha I think not!!

  11. holy sweet decadence!!!! I love this sweetened chocolate s’mores version of a cheeseball. .  and I LOVE that you used the GOOD chocolate! dang, this looks amazing!!

  12. This cheese ball looks sinfully delicious!  What a perfect game day dessert!

  13. Forget sharing with anyone…that cheeseball would be all mine. Food like this is why I like football too!  Forget the game…bring on the snacks!

  14. You know how much I love my s’mores! This cheeseball has to happen – and SOON!

  15. Holy moley that looks good! I don’t think I’ve ever had a sweet cheeseball, but I want to start with this one. 

  16. This looks incredible! Yum! 

  17. This cheeseball sounds amazing! I love s’mores flavors year round 🙂

  18. Oh, my. I’d make this for absolutely every gathering! It’s a chocolate lovers’ dream!!!

  19. Okay, I want to face plant right into that cheeseball. Sweet cheeseballs are my weakness. Sweet cheeseballs with Scharffen Berger Chocolate is my kryptonite. I cannot resist. I cannot just have one bite. This is perfect for game day, or parties, or birthdays, or just any old day for any old reason. As Jim Carrey would say “me likey”. 

  20. I can totally relate! Sounds a lot like our house….and amen to having friends over for the playoff games! I MUST try this cheeseball (can you believe I’ve never made one!?)

  21. This looks so rich! What a fun thing to serve at a football viewing party!

  22. I don’t watch football, don’t even have satellite or cable. But this? I could see me binging on Netflix and polishing this off all by myself!

  23. Ok, this Cheeseball is what dreams are made of 🙂  Gorgeous Dorothy!

  24. You are the sweet dip queen!  This would bound to be a hit at any football party.  And I commiserate with your husband – I always get a little down the Monday after Super Bowl.

  25. I have been hugely addicted to sweet cheeseballs lately and I have to try this one next! Cheesecake + Smores + Chocolate = So much goodness!

  26. These cookies look delicious. Pinned.

  27. Oh my chocolate!!! This is amazing, and so easy too! LOVE IT!

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