Submitted by Brandy Reynolds, Huntsville, Ark.
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 C butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 C red velvet cake mix, dry
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 C powdered sugar
1/2 C mini chocolate chips
Assorted cookies and crackers (vanilla wafers or graham crackers)
In a bowl with a standard mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add in the red velvet cake mix, the brown sugar and the powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and combined. Turn the mixture out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap up into a ball and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Put the chocolate chips on a plate or shallow dish. Remove the cheese ball and unwrap. Roll in the chocolate chips. Place on a serving plate and serve with desired cookies.