Peanut Butter Football Dip

The original Peanut Butter Football Dip – a football shaped sweet dip filled with peanut butter and chocolate!
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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.

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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 and form it into a football. Then 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.

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.}


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

Peanut Butter Football Dip


  • 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


  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.


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.

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

  2. Anonymous says:

    how do you make the batter?

  3. Anonymous says:

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

  4. 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

    • 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.

  5. Is there is step missing about firming up the ‘batter’? After creaming everything, it seems very soft and hard to form into a shape.

    • If it is too soft, pop it in to the fridge to chill for a little while. How soft it is after creaming depends on how soft your butter/cream cheese was, and how the temp is in your house. Chilling it for about 30 minutes should help you form the shape. It won’t get super hard, more like soft play dough. (If you’re running short on time, you can freeze it for about 15 minutes instead of using the refrigerator.) Enjoy!

  6. I just found your blog….omg…I think I will get up and go make this for college football tomorrow. You have some terrific recipes .

  7. Oh my god this is AMAZING! If I made this for my boyfriend, I think he would explode with joy.

    Um who am I kidding. If I made this for myself, I would be…………….super happy :) Love your blog :)

  8. Deborah Vaughn says:

    Green colored coconut.

  9. This looks great! My dad is a football coach so he will love this! Can’t wait to try it out! ~Donika
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  10. I’m making this as one of my Super Bowl treats, it sounds amazing. Can’t wait for the grandkids to taste it.

  11. Cute, cute idea! LOVE it. Love Pinterest, and adore your spin. I’d better have plenty of eaters around when I make this, so I don’t end up eating the entire football. Because I would. Eat the entire thing. ;)

  12. I’ve never seen anything like this before. My husband would be so happy if I made it for him though!
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  13. SaraBeth says:

    This has become a favorite in our house & with family / friends!!!! After making a football for the Super Bowl, I gave also made a rainbow fish for my dad’s surprise 60th party & now a pencil for secretaries day tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!!!

  14. Elizabeth says:

    OMG! This sounds delish. Would it be okay to sit out in the heat all day at a tailgate? Or does it need to stay refrigerated?

  15. Found this just in time for football season! So cute! : )

  16. OMFG! It’s SO GOOD it’s DANGEROUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I made this for a football party and it almost didn’t make it to the party! It was SOOOOOO unbelievable that I almost couldn’t stop eating it after scraping the bowl, licking the spoons, fingers, and mixer prongs clean. I have never done that before lol Then I tried some on a pretzel and it was even more amazing if you can believe it!!! I did not use parchment paper for this. I WILL be making this again! Thank you to whoever created this recipe!

  17. Just made this on Sunday and it was great! Wanted to say thanks for such a fun idea:@)
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  18. I want to try this with chocolate and white chocolate stripes. Make it like a giant Buckeye! Perfect for a Ohio state game.

  19. Oh my heck! Yum. I think I would eat the entire thing.
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  20. Kathy Pack says:

    Wowser…I’m super excited to make this! We are a football family…nothing gets done from late August through January in our house, lol! Love your blog and now following you on Pinterest! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Dorothy, I just saw you are featured in this week’s issue of Women’s World magazine. Congratulations! This dip looks delicious. I’m sure to try it out soon!

  22. Anybody ever try to cover this with crushed Oreo cookie crumbs instead of sprinkles?

  23. Gretchen says:

    I made this for a super bowl party and it was a big hit, thank you! I am wondering if I can make this and freeze it for a few days, what do you think? I want to make it ahead and have it ready for a crowd this weekend. Thank you!

  24. Deborah Vaughn says:

    Green colored coconut!


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