WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESE BALL

 

8-oz pkg. cream cheese, softened

c. butter, softened

t. almond extract

c. powdered sugar

1 c. white chocolate chips

c. sweetened, dried cherries, chopped

c. sliced almonds, lightly toasted

Garnish: white chocolate curls and sweetened, dried cherries

 

Beat together cream cheese, butter, and almond extract until fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Stir in chocolate chips and cup cherries. Cover and refrigerate until firm enough to handle, about 2 hours. Place cream cheese mixture on plastic wrap and shape into a ball. Refrigerate until ready to serve or at least one hour. Roll ball in almonds before serving. Garnish top with white chocolate cheese curls and dried cherries, if desired. Serve with graham cracker snack sticks. Make about 2 cups.