This is an easy and light dessert recipe for summer or holiday get-togethers:


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
Graham crackers

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy.
Gradually add sugars; beat just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Place cream cheese mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap; shape into a ball. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Just before serving, roll cheese ball in pecans. Serve with regular graham crackers or chocolate grahams, vanilla wafers & macaroons.

Yield: 1 cheese ball (about 2 cups).
16 servings.