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!
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.
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.