I came across this recipe last week and thought it would be perfect to take to the beach with a bunch of fruit. It is really good and my favorite thing to dip in it was graham cracker sticks. Yum! The recipe came from the Delicious Meliscious blog. I didn't make it into the ball with pecans because of needing to keep it in the cooler at the beach. I figured just making it a dip would be best. I look forward to trying it as a ball as well.
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in confectioners' sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Roll the cheese ball in finely chopped pecans before serving.