Peanut Butter Football Dip

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

Peanut Butter Football Dip is the ultimate super bowl recipe! Peanut butter, cream cheese, butter, and sugar mix to make a sweet cheeseball recipe that’s perfect for a party! Shape it like a football for game day!

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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.)

This football is the perfect game day appetizer or dessert recipe. Hey, why can’t it be an appetizer? It’s a cheeseball recipe, after all. It’s a peanut butter dip made with cream cheese and perfect for dipping with pretzels. You could even make this into a Reese’s peanut butter dip super easily by swapping out the mini chocolate chips for chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

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). 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.

A Peanut Butter Football Dip is the perfect game day recipe. It’s a sweet cheeseball recipe full of peanut butter and chocolate!

{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 Dip - this easy recipe is perfect for any football party!
How to make a Peanut Butter Football:

  1. Make sure your cream cheese and butter are room temperature to avoid lumps.
  2. It’s best if you use a regular store peanut butter (NOT a natural one that requires stirring).
  3. Make this into a Reese’s Peanut Butter Dip by substituting chopped peanut butter cups for the mini chips.
  4. Pretzels are great dippers (salty/sweet) but so are apple slices or graham crackers or other cookies!

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Peanut Butter Football Dip

Peanut Butter Football Dip is the ultimate super bowl recipe! Peanut butter, cream cheese, butter, and sugar mix to make a sweet cheeseball recipe that's perfect for a party! Shape it like a football for game day!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 24 servings
Serving Size 2 tablespoons

Ingredients

  • 1/4  cup butter softened (I use Challenge)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened (I use Challenge)
  • 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

Instructions

  • Cream butter, 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. (This would also be cute as “lips” for Valentine’s Day!)
  • 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.
  • Serving suggestion: pretzels, animal crackers, cookies, a spoon.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Click here to see my ultimate Football Party Menu, and here to see more PEANUT BUTTER recipes!

 

 

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