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Feb 01

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.
Peanut Butter Football Dip | | The original peanut butter football dip! #football #dip #peanutbutter
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 - this easy recipe is perfect for any football party!

Peanut Butter Football Dip


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter (your choice; crunchy or smooth)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (up to 2 cups if needed)
  • 1/2 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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  4. You had me at Niners. <3
    But this looks quite good.  Better than our team this year.  Here's to Superbowl 50!

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  10. I am about to make this for the third time in a handful of months. It is a new family favorite and my kids asked for me to make “that yummy football” for Superbowl Sunday. My reply: “I already got the ingredients.” I discovered a new dipper – Snyder’s Pretzel Spoons! I was looking for football-shaped pretzels for game day and struck out (to mix my sports metaphors) but found and bought the pretzel spoons. If there is anything more perfect for this dip, I don’t know what it is.

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  18. I love/hate you for this. I love you because this is AMAZING and I “hate” you because it’s so amazing that I always find an excuse to make it. A spoon is also my preferred method of consuming this deliciousness! 😀

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