Chocolate Cheese Fudge Balls

It is no secret that I LOVE Paula Deen. Her southern accent may be a bit much for this northerner to take, but I do enjoy her more-butter-is-better philosophy toward cooking.

Val had pointed out Paula’s chocolate CHEESE fudge recipe. It involves Velveeta cheese. Say what? I was skeptical. How can cheese — much less, VELVEETA, the anti-cheese — be good in fudge? Well guess what? It really worked.

Yield: 24 balls

Chocolate Cheese Fudge Balls

Chocolate Cheese Fudge Balls

Trust me... you won't even taste the Velveeta!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1/2 lb. Velveeta cheese, sliced
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 32 oz. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 jar caramel topping
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, walnuts, or peanuts
  • 1 cup sprinkles


    1. Melt cheese and butter over medium heat – stirring constantly.

    2. Remove from heat and add vanilla.

    3. In a large bowl, sift together sugar and cocoa. Pour cheese mixture into the sugar mixture. Stir until mixed — will be very stiff.

    4. Using your hands, form the fudge into Tablespoon-sized balls. Place the fudge balls on waxed paper and refrigerate for about an hour.

    5. Once the fudge balls have stiffened (I love that I get to say "balls" and "stiffened" on this post), dip them into caramel and then into the toppings of your choice. I used sprinkles and chopped nuts.


Your yield will depend on how large you make your fudge balls.

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