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Turtle Brownie Football Cheese Ball

turtle brownie football cheese ball Appetizer
Turtle Brownie Football Cheese Ball
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24

This sweet cheese ball filled with cream cheese, crumbled brownies and caramel sauce is a guaranteed winner at your next game day get-together. MORE+ LESS-

October 23, 2017

Ingredients

1
box (18.3 oz) Betty Crocker™ fudge brownie mix, baked and cooled as directed on box
3
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
cup butter, softened
3
cups powdered sugar
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup plus 2 tablespoons caramel topping
1 1/2
cups finely chopped pecans
2
tablespoons Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting, for laces
Apple slices, graham crackers, pretzels and mini vanilla wafer cookies, as desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Use fork to crumble baked brownies. Set aside.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with electric mixer on medium speed about 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until blended, then beat in brown sugar and 1/3 cup caramel topping until mixture is smooth. Use spatula to stir crumbled brownies into cream cheese mixture.
  • 3
    In center of large oval-shaped serving plate, use spatula or slightly wet hands to shape mixture into large football, about 12x7 inches. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 2 hours.
  • 4
    Just before serving, press chopped pecans evenly all over cheese ball to cover. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons caramel topping. Add vanilla frosting to decorating bag fitted with small writing tip or to resealable food-storage plastic bag with small corner cut off bag; pipe on top of football to make laces. Serve with remaining ingredients.

Expert Tips

  • Store leftovers tightly covered with plastic wrap in refrigerator.
  • Not making this cheese ball for game day? You can easily shape it into a classic ball shape instead, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
44%
Saturated Fat
12g
61%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
125mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
35g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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