What you need:
- 1/2 c butter
- 1/3 c brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 8oz cream cheese
- 1/2 c powdered sugar
- 3/4 c mini chocolate chips
- pretzels, vanilla wafers, animal crackers, fresh fruit (optional sides)
Melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. When just melted, stir in brown sugar. Stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Make sure not to over cook or you will get caramel and that is no bueno!
Set aside and let cool slightly; when cooled, add in vanilla
In a separate bowl mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar
Mix the butter/sugar mix into the cream cheese/powdered sugar mix with the blender on slow
(btw, the godiva coffee in the background is sooo good!)
Once everything is mixed together, stir in the mini chocolate chips
Place mixture in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. It allows the mixture to stiffen and the flavors to mingle.
We served it with vanilla wafers and pretzels. Pretzels were Mike's idea and it was a stroke of genius! It combines this girl's dream snack of sweet and salty. I think that fresh fruit like apples and strawberries will be tasty, too. I cannot wait to make this recipe again!