Who’s ready for some football?? It’s almost time! Pre-season has started and I am sure many of you are already joining up into your favorite fantasy football leagues. Me? I never really have liked to watch the games, but what I DO love about football season is the weekly game watching parties and the food!! Having to create a potluck dish to join in the fun gives me the opportunity to get in my chocolate fix and make my all time favorite party snack, Snickers® Cream Cheese Dip. It’s a real crowd pleaser (and super easy to make)! My friends ask for it every time.
Between this party dish and another one that I also make often, I go through quite a lot of Snickers® bars during the party seasons. Therefore, I find it more convenient to go to Sam’s Club and buy a 48 count box. Saves me a lot of $$ that way! Sam’s club also sells a 105 count bag of mixed treats which I picked up for easy snacking at our viewing party.
Curious how I make my crowd asked for dish? It’s super easy.
What you will need:
5 Snickers® bars – large, cut up
2 bars of cream cheese, softened
6 Tbsp. light brown sugar
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. caramel sauce
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Begin by chopping up your large Snickers® candy bars into smaller bite sized pieces.
In a large mixer, combine your cream cheese, brown sugar, powdered sugar, and Snickers® pieces. Mix on med/high speed until thoroughly combined. Once combined, turn mixer to low and add in your caramel sauce. You just want your caramel to ribbon through the mix, but not completely mix in.
Once your dip is combined, transfer it to a serving dish and sprinkle the top with a mixture of chopped nuts and mini chocolate chips. Cover your mixture with parchment paper or foil and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours to thicken.
After the mixture has chilled, drizzle extra caramel sauce on the top and serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafers or pretzels. This treat is the perfect combination of sweet and salty! Just be sure to remember to share! 🙂 This dish is easy to eat all by yourself. . . with a spoon. Just sayin’ . . .