Peanut Butter Football Dip

by Shoshana on January 20, 2014 · 7 comments

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I have to admit I am not much of a football person. If a game is on I might watch it for a few minutes, but usually I just do other things while the rest of my family shouts at the tv. The exception is the superbowl. I absolutely adore superbowl parties! Truth be told I still don’t watch too much of the game, but I absolutely love the food. Since most of the entertaining we do is on Shabbat or Holidays I love having a superbowl party because it is an excuse to make all kinds of fun finger foods. Since I firmly believe that wings (and pretzel wrapped hot dogs) are a necessary part of the celebration I always try to put out an assortment of finger food parve desserts. When I saw this peanut butter football I knew it would have to become part of our superbowl tradition. Sweet peanut butter dip with chocolate and pretzels, it is the perfect sweet treat for noshing on throughout the game. (Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats cut into football shapes are great too). I adapted the original recipe to make it parve and more intensely peanut butter flavored, and every year it is a big hit. Fun and delicious, it is almost enough to make me want to watch more football.

For more fun superbowl/finger foods check out the rest of this month’s kosher connection recipes.


Peanut Butter Football Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

10 minutes

Ingredients

¼ cup (2 oz) margarine

4 ounces tofutti cream cheese, softened

1 1/4 cup (320g) peanut butter

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups (150 g) powdered sugar (up to 2 cups if needed)

½ cup mini chocolate chips

Chocolate sprinkles or chocolate chips for the outside of the football

White chocolate or frosting for the football laces

Preparation

Cream margarine, cream cheese, and peanut butter until mixed (using a hand-held mixer). Mix in vanilla.

Add powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time, and mix until combined. (If you want a stiffer mixture, add the extra ½ cup of powdered sugar.) Mix in chocolate chips.

Turn out mixture on a large sheet of waxed paper. Use your hands to form into a football shape.

Place the waxed paper onto your serving plate. Cover in sprinkles or chocolate chips, pressing them into the surface a little so they stick. Pipe on the laces using melted white chocolate or frosting and chill until ready to serve.

Serving suggestion: pretzels, animal crackers, cookies, chocolate wafers.

Note:If your mixture is too soft to form into a football shape, chill it for about 15-30 minutes. (The length of chilling time depends on how soft it starts.) The freezer will speed up this step.

Recipe adapted from Crazy for Crust

http://www.couldntbeparve.com/2014/01/peanut-butter-football-dip/

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Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat January 21, 2014 at 7:45 am

OMG all those sprinkles! This is so creative.

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Shoshana January 29, 2014 at 9:45 am

Thanks, so glad you like it!

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stephanie January 24, 2014 at 11:15 am

this is adorable!!

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Tamar Genger @joyofkosher January 26, 2014 at 6:18 pm

We are so on the same page about football and really only being into the food, at least yours end earlier out on West Coast. The dip sounds incredible and looks gorgeous.

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Shoshana January 29, 2014 at 9:45 am

That’s true, we just end up eating all afternoon!

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Melissa {lilmisscakes} February 4, 2014 at 12:01 pm

This is the cutest dessert ever! So festive!

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Sarah Klinkowitz February 6, 2014 at 10:33 am

Such a fun dessert!

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