Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cheese Ball

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cheese Ball is a dessert version of a cheese ball that tastes just like chocolate peanut butter cake!
I always look forward to watching the Superbowl. I think the match up of the Ravens versus the Niners will be a really good game.  I like watching football but I am usually more excited for the commercials, the half time show, and of course the food.  We always make a bunch of appetizers, even if it is just our little family watching the game together.
The appetizer that I am most excited about is this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cheese Ball. I thought of the idea to make a cheese ball when I saw this fantastic looking Red Velvet Cheese Ball from Taste and Tell.   We made this for watching a football game a few weeks ago and we loved it.  The Cheese Ball (the cheese being cream cheese) has a great chocolate and peanut butter flavor.  It reminds me of chocolate peanut butter cake with the peanut butter chips on the outside, similar to the peanut butter frosting on a cake.
This dessert ball was amazing and I can’t wait to make it again for this Superbowl.  It tasted great with Vanilla Wafers.  It can also be served with graham crackers or fruit. I really liked that you can make this the night before and have it ready for the big party the next day.  You can’t go wrong with an appetizer that tastes like Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake!!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cheese Ball

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cheese Ball


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate cake mix, dry
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • Vanilla Wafers, graham crackers, fruit, or other cookies for dipping


  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter together until combined. Then add in the chocolate cake mix, peanut butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar and beat until combined.
  2. Place the mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap. Bring up all the corners of the plastic wrap and wrap into a ball. Freeze the ball for about 1 1/2 hours or until it is firm enough to keep its shape.
  3. Place the peanut butter chips on a flat plate and roll the unwrapped cheese ball in the peanut butter chips. Make sure to press the peanut butter chips into the cheese ball until it is fully covered.
  4. Place the ball on a serving dish, cover with plastic wrap and freeze the cheese ball for another 2 hours or overnight. If frozen overnight, thaw for 20-30 minutes before serving. Serve with Vanilla Wafers, graham crackers, fruit, or other cookies.



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  1. OMG I love this!

  2. Alyssa,
    This looks so good. I just pinned it.

  3. I am in awe of this cheeseball!!! I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t share it with anyone if I made this!!! Hello chocolate peanut butter goodness!!!

  4. This looks so good, I love anything chocolate and peanut butter! Yum!
    I just followed your blog!


  5. Pinned! Want to make this for our super bowl party!!

  6. That looks so good, I’m not even sure it’s legal! Yum 🙂

  7. oh man this is what I’m talking about!!! :>D

  8. This look SoOo GOOD!! Pinning … Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    – Brenda

  9. oh my goodness. as in holy cow that looks good! Love it for you to share at my link party!

  10. that looks divine!!! Would love for you to share this at my party…

  11. Wow ….. I should not have clicked over here! Peanut Butter and chocolate is my weakness and now I want this for breakfast 🙂 Yum! Pinned!

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  13. Looks absolutely delicious, love this combination!

  14. Oh, my, GOSH!!!!! You’re killing me here – I’m on a strict diet and something like this is so off limits right now -__- but I’m pinning for later making 😀

    Thank you for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

    Michelle xx

  15. Looks so good! Pinned it 😉

  16. Hi Alyssa,
    Your Cheese Cake Ball is fabulous, I can’t wait to try it. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tasty recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. Wow, this looks so yummy! This is a great recipe!
    I just started a new link party and would love if you would come on over and share your post or social media sites.


  18. What a great twist to the cheese ball!!! Thanks for sharing at my Google+ Pre Super Bowl Party!!

    Just shared on Facebook and pinned to my Super Bowl Party Board:)

    Have an awesome weekend!!

  19. Chocolate and Peanut Butter has been one of my favorite favor combos lately. This looks divine! I’d love for you to come over and join my Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party.

  20. Wow that looks amazing yum!

  21. Just so you know, I’ve been drooling over this for days. Thanks so much for linking up at What’s In Your Kitchen Wednesday!

  22. What a wonderful idea!! I’m stopping by from “All my bloggy friends” blog hop.

  23. This look fantastic! I have just added it to my Superbowl party menu!

    I’d love for you to share this at Tuesday’s Table –

  24. Anonymous says:

    Wow! My mother made something similar to this for our Christmas parties! We always looked forward to it! Might have to dig out her cookbook treasures and make it again. Thank you for the memories!

  25. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you enjoy your new Red Plate and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  26. Anonymous says:

    Looks good! I would like to know if anyone has actually tried this yet. And if you have how did it turn out.

  27. I am making this right now. I haven’t seen any comments where people have actually made it.

  28. Pinned this months ago, finally getting around to making it tonight. Will comment afterwards.

  29. This is delicious! Chocolatey peanut butter goodness!
    Couldn’t wait the hour and 1/2 to taste it, just ate it out of the bowl.
    The peanutbutter chipits just put it over the top! Definitely a keeper!
    Sharing this tomorrow with the coworkers.


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