Peanut Butter Football Dip

5 from 8 votes

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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Chances are you’re reading this because the Super Bowl is coming up, or you just really love football shaped food.

I rarely know who is playing in the super bowl. I only know I’m glad Fantasy Football season is OVER. (Fantasy Widows, you get me, right?

We’ve talked about how much my husband loves football. It’s his outlet and he cannot ever get enough.

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.

Once she got into elementary school and needed to be home Monday morning, my husband solved that problem by conveniently scheduling a business trip in the Bay Area for bright and early Monday morning. That way, he had to go stay at a hotel on Sunday night, rendering him alone to watch the Super Bowl in peace.

Now that she’s a teenager and – gasp – likes watching football, we’ll be hosting a party.

With football dip!

2 photo collage of peanut butter football dip on white plate with pretzels and one bite missing from bottom photo

What is a Peanut Butter Football?

It’s like a cheeseball, but it’s peanut butter…with chocolate chips.

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 mini chocolate chips).

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!

Peanut Butter Football Dip - this easy recipe is perfect for any football party!

How to make Peanut Butter Football Dip:

  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.

Other fun sweet dip recipes to try:

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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 8 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 24 servings
Serving Size 2 tablespoons


  • 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


  • 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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  1. Looks yummy Dorothy. If you want to be correct with your cheering, you should say Go Eagles! The Phillies are the baseball team. Love your recipes!

  2. This peanut butter football dip absolutely something new for me! Looks yummy! I’m also gonna pin this post on my Pinterest board my followers will love it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 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! 😀

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

    1. 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!

  6. 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!

    1. I would freeze it without the sprinkles then add those after it defrosts. The sprinkles can be finicky and might get funky looking if frozen! Enjoy!

  7. 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!