Thursday, October 18, 2007
A friend of mine recently started a new business, Happiness Spreads, offering butter mix-ins & dip mixes in a variety of sweet & savory flavors. My favorite right now is the Island Ecstasy, a pineapple & coconut flavored mix. As soon as I saw that flavor, I knew it would make a wonderful dessert cheeseball. And I was right; it's absolutely delicious. I served mine with pretzel sticks to add a little saltiness. Animal crackers would be great too.
Island Ecstasy Cheeseball
1 package Happiness Spreads Island Ecstasy
1 8 ounce package cream cheese - softened at room temperature
1/3 cup crushed macadamia nuts
1/4 cup white chocolate chips, coarsley chopped
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1/3 cup flaked coconut
Combine Island Ecstasy mix & cream cheese, mix well. Add remaining ingredients. Shape into ball. Roll in additional flaked coconut if desired. Chill, serve & help yourself to some Ecstasy.