Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Chocolate Coconut Cheeseball

 If I am honest...I have a slight abhorrence for coconut. Well, real coconut, not the flavor of coconut. I think it boils down to a texture thing for me. So whenever people ask me to make something coconut, I am normally hesitant, but...I digress.



This dessert. Oh my gosh. Yes, please. And it was so simple. I came up with it when I was supposed to be making one of my favorites(Miss Tharina) whoopie pies. I was making her coconut and chocolate when I forgot the cake mix and decided to just make her a cheese ball in the meantime.

8 oz cream cheese softened
1 box coconut cream pudding(dry)
1 or 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
1/2 cup shredded coconut (divided)
1/2 cup Almond Joy coffee creamer

In a mixing bowl, mix the cream cheese, pudding and coffee creamer. Beat on low for about a minute to fully incorporate. Then add in chocolate syrup and half the coconut, mixing till just combined. Place in freezer for about an hour and then take out and roll into ball. Place back in fridge for at least an hour or until ready to serve. Roll in remaining coconut and place on plate.

Serve with any type of cookie or bagel chip. I used gluten free bagel chips, cinnamon and sugar flavored.

Notes***
If you don't have chocolate syrup, chocolate sauce or even melted chocolate would work. and if you don't have flavored coffee creamer, milk or whipping cream is fine, I just like the added flavor. and eyeball it, the second time I made it, I used a little less coffee creamer, Just feel it out.

Tharina finally got her whoopie pies. I hope they were worth the wait, but for a quick dessert, this is a must try! 

and I may or may not have picked the actual shredded coconut out of my serving;) 

Linking up with recipe swap hop Jessica, Ashley & Sugar Bee Crafts


5 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. This is going to be Tyler's new favorite treat!! He loves coconut.. this is the perfect thing to snack on while watching tv on lazy days! :)

    p.s. Loving the Thankfull tummy!!

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  2. Loved the "big ball of you know what"!! ;-) The whoopie pies were well worth the wait! Thank you for making them!! You are awesome!! Much love....XXX

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  3. A coconut cheese ball?! I've never had a sweet kind of cheese ball. My family loves coconut so this would be a hit in my house. Thanks for linking up with us!

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  4. Love coconut, never had it on a cheeseball. Call me intrigued. Must try!

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