Pinbusters: Peanut Butter Football Dip

Wafers FTWBy Taylor Griffin
A&E Editor

With homecoming weekend upon us, I searched for the perfect dip to serve at a tailgate event or game watch party at home. The Velveeta and Ro-Tel snoozer is a classic but overdone, and I needed something to wow.

However, the recipe I found is a bit more sweet than savory.

Packed with peanut butter, chocolate chips and cream cheese goodness, this football dip is sure to please any sweet tooth.

Served with sweet or salty snack, it’s a sure touchdown at any party or tailgate this weekend.

Peanut Butter Football Dip

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What you need
1/4 cup softened butter
4 oz. softened cream cheese
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2-2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Chocolate sprinkles
White frosting for football laces

What to do
Cream together the butter, cream cheese and peanut butter until thoroughly mixed with no lumps of butter. It should look a little whipped.

Add to the mixture the powdered sugar half a cup at a time. Fold in chocolate chips.

Put mixture on a sheet of wax paper and form it into the shape of a football. From there, move the dip onto a serving plate.

Cover the entire shape in chocolate sprinkles and press them on the surface to make them stick. Pipe the icing on the dip to make the laces. Use pretzels, animal crackers, cookies, vanilla wafers or another good scoop for a variety of flavor.

What went right
I freaked at how quick and simple this pin turned out to be. Actually, I took a few liberties with this one.

I ran out of peanut butter and only had about three-fourths of a cup to spare for the dip. To make up the rest, I added a half cup of Nutella. While I couldn’t taste it directly, it added a velvety texture that took it over the edge into decadence.

What went wrong
Not much to speak of went terribly awry. Something to note, however, is to let the butter soften completely before beating it with the rest of the ingredients. Otherwise, the tasters are doomed for a lumpy, greasy bite.

Also, a good addition to the steps would be to chill the mix before shaping it into a football. It was quite sticky to manage, and for a bit, I thought I would have a giant lump of dough insead.

Final consensus
This festive dip is the perfect treat to celebrate the big game or for just a night at home to splurge.

While it’s certainly rich, it’s incredibly hard to stop once a bite is taken. This recipe was definitely a favorite in the newsroom and a nice punt to the taste buds.