I tried it: Peanut butter football dip

Who doesn’t love football? Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter together? Well someone, put that all together and thanks to Pinterest I found this yumminess for myself. This is my third attempt at making something I found on Pinterest. The first was red velvet cake in jar and well that was a disaster, next came this cheddar bacon dip that everyone raves about in their reviews (nothing special imo). Well this week one of our co-workers celebrated her 30th anniversary with the company and since she loves this football team from Dallas (see how I did that?) 😉 we had a tailgate themed celebration. So I knew exactly which board from my Pinterest I would look to for an idea.

It was a fairly easy recipe, I of course skipped ahead and just dumped all the powdered sugar in there at once, but really if you do the same thing it’s not going to hurt anything. I did have to put the mixture in the fridge for an hour aka Scandal was on and I wasn’t going to miss it. So after I finished seeing Olivia as a somewhat naive college co-ed, getting mad at Quinn for not listening to Huck and feeling sad for Huck; I took out the mixture from the fridge and put it in my football mold. If you have a football cake pan or container of some sort I’d definitely recommend using it, I’m not sure if I could’ve formed the football shape without it. I added the sprinkles and then pushed back the mixture from the sides with a spoon and moved the sprinkles around so they would cover the entire football mixture including the sides. I really wasn’t sure how it would go over, but everyone asked for the recipe and I only had a little bit left to bring home. Which made my hubby happy since he could have some too. The one thing I did notice is that over the course of the day the dip became a bit “liquidy” not sure if that’s due to the peanut butter or maybe I didn’t have enough confectioner’s sugar in there to soak up the oil from the peanut butter.

Overall it was a great hit. If you’d like to try it yourself you can check it out here and let me know how it turns out for you. Thanks for stopping by!

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Cheddar Bacon Dip via @Pinterest

Most of my pins lean more towards bags, shoes and clothing, but sometimes I’ll see a recipe I’d like to try some day, you know like right before the zombie apocalypse happens and my family and I are forced into the woods and I morph into Mama Katniss (nope haven’t given this much thought at all). I saw this dip recipe that looked really easy to make so I thought “why not? I’ll pin it.” Now here’s an FYI for you: this isn’t my first go around at trying a recipe from Pinterest, but the first one was such a disaster that I forgot to take pics, let’s just say baking something in a mason jar, in the microwave – not such a good idea; IMO anyway, but that wouldn’t deter me from trying again. So here’s my next attempt. I’ll admit it was much easier! I mean hello there were only 4 ingredients. From what I read this dip is also known, in some circles, as “Crack” dip because everyone will want more and if you take it to a party/the office/potluck you won’t have any leftovers and people will even lick the bowl/plate clean for you!

I just mixed everything in a plastic container and left it in the container since it was just for us, if I were taking this to a party, potluck, etc. I would definitely put it in a pretty bowl or plate and garnish the top with some more bacon and shredded cheese or its thick enough that you could probably form it into a cheese ball type of thing. I prepared the dip the night before, that way my husband and/or son wouldn’t try to sneak a taste before it was ready. I set it out on the table the next evening as an appetizer while we were preparing dinner. I tried it with two different chips, Fritos and Calidad. The Fritos when paired with the dip made for a very salty taste, so if you like salty this is the way to go. I definitely preferred the Calidad nacho chip over the Frito chip – less salty.
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Overall, this was an okay dip. Would I make it again? Not just for us to have at home – no, but if I needed to whip something up last minute this would definitely be a recipe I would consider. Have you made or tasted this Cheddar Bacon Dip? What did you think? Here’s a link to my pin if you’d like to try it yourself. Let me know what you think if you whip up a batch.

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