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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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Servings: 24 servings

Peanut Butter Football Dip

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
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!

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

  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.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (2 tablespoons) — Calories: 152, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 65mg, Carbohydrates: 15g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Protein: 3g

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  30. 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!

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  50. This used too much ink and paper! Three sheets is way too much for this. Very disappointed with the amount of ink used. ( 5 pictures of the same thing) The ingredients and directions should ALL fit on one sheet of paper. This format is not convenient!

    • I’m not sure why that’s happening, but I’ll check on it. Normally they do all fit on one sheet, I’m not sure why so many photos are showing up!

      In the future when you’re printing, you can tell your printer to only print as many pages as you need. I do that a lot when I don’t want photos!

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