01 February 2012

Peanut Butter Football Dip


So...Sunday is the Superbowl.

I don't even know who is playing. I think the Giants are. Once the Niners lost, I kinda stopped paying attention.

{Not that I was paying attention before. I just made sure to know what was happening during that three hour period that the 49ers were actually playing. Before and after? No clue.}

We've talked about how much my husband loves football. I was even nice enough that, during that ill-fated playoff game the Sunday before last, I took Jordan to Hell Chuck E. Cheese to play. So he could watch it alone. In silence. Without Jordan pretending to be a character in Mystery Science Theatre.

Before Jordan was in elementary school I would take her away for the weekend of the Superbowl. We'd come home Monday morning and I'd fast-forward through the DVR'd game to watch the commercials.

Now that she starts school at 7:50am on Mondays, traveling is a little problematic. For she and I, anyway.

My husband solved that problem. He conveniently scheduled a business trip in the Bay Area for bright and early Monday morning. So he has to go stay at a hotel on Sunday night. Rendering him alone to watch the Superbowl in peace.

So, Jordan and I will be home Sunday. If we don't go to a party, we'll tape the game and watch the commercials. Thanks to Janet and Justin, I think it's safe for her. Mostly. Thank goodness for mute, pause, and fast-forward.

Oh, and we're gonna break this baby out and eat it for dinner.


It's like a cheeseball. But it's peanut butter. With chocolate chips. Oh, Pinterest, how I love thee. (Ages ago I pinned this picture. It inspired this football.)

It's super easy to make.  Make your batter.


Form it into a football.


And cover it in chocolate sprinkles. Or cocoa powder. Or mini chocolate chips. Whatever. Just cover it in something that makes it look like a football. Or, if you don't like football and don't plan to watch the game, you could make this for Valentine's Day.


It would make a perfect pair of lips.

Then eat it.


With pretzels. Or cookies. Or a spoon, which is my preferred method.

{Note to husband: See what you're missing out on honey? You know you'd rather stay home and eat this and wrestle with Jordan instead of watching the game in a cushy hotel room.}

Not.

Enjoy! Have fun watching men in spandex football! (I know I will.)


Peanut Butter Football

by Dorothy Kern
Keywords: peanut butter chocolate Super Bowl dip

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter (your choice; crunchy or smooth)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups 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
Instructions
  1. Cream butter, cream cheese, and peanut butter until mixed (using a hand-held mixer). Mix in vanilla.
  2. 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.
  3. Turn out mixture on a large sheet of waxed paper. Use your hands to form into a football shape. (This would also be cute as “lips” for Valentine’s Day!)
  4. Place the waxed paper onto your serving plate. (It helps if the plate has sides…less mess!) 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 some leftover frosting and chill until ready to serve.
  5. Serving suggestion: pretzels, animal crackers, cookies, a spoon.
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8 Comments:

At March 22, 2012 at 6:29 PM , Blogger Cathy S. said...

Could dip it with celery for a no-wheat alternative.

 
At March 24, 2012 at 6:50 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

For sure! And to make it healthy. Celery has negative calories, right? It'll make the peanut butter better for you.

 
At July 12, 2012 at 11:03 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do you make the batter?

 
At July 12, 2012 at 4:15 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

It's super easy, just cream it all together. Then enjoy!

 
At August 24, 2012 at 12:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

could u make this the night before and it still be ok ?

 
At August 24, 2012 at 1:06 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yes! I had some in my refrigerator for several days. It should hold it's shape fine. :)

 
At August 27, 2012 at 6:54 AM , Anonymous emily said...

Is this the size of a dinner plate? Or smaller? I'm trying to decide how many chocolate sprinkles I need to buy to cover the whole thing

 
At August 27, 2012 at 7:26 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

The plate I used was an oblong dinner plate size. If you have a walmart in your area, they sell a large tub of the chocolate jimmies - it's cheaper than buying a few little bottles! I probably used about 1 cup of sprinkles, give or take a bit.

 

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