Welcome to the first 2018 monthly Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! So this month, I chose to make a Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Football Party Dip from this Game Day Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Ball from Belle of the Kitchen.
My inspiration for this recipe was an eye catcher for me when I was searching on Pinterest for football party foods. I followed the recipe on Belle of the Kitchen with a couple of changes.
We hosted a National Championship Game party this year. The game was gut wrenching from our perspective. We were all pulling hard for Georgia to win. While the game didn’t turn out the way we had hoped, our party food buffet was a hit! The Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Football Party Dip was enjoyed by everyone.
You can see when comparing the photos that I didn’t use chocolate chips for the coating. I used chocolate sprinkles instead. Also, I didn’t have any white chips on hand, so I used a Wilton’s White Decorating Icing Pouch for the laces.
Making this was easy, but it does take a few hours to allow the ball to chill, so you’ll need to plan ahead if you make this.
Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Football Dip
- 1 8 oz Package Cream Cheese Softened
- 1/2 Cup Butter Softened
- 1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 TB Brown Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
- 1 2.5 oz Chocolate Sprinkles
- 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
- Decorating Icing
Combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in mixing bowl. Cream on medium speed with electric mixer.
Add 1/2 of the powdered sugar and continuing beating on medium until blended. Add remaining powdered sugar and brown sugar and beat on medium until it's all combined.
Stir in the mini chocolate chips with a spoon.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for two hours.
Remove from refrigerator. To shape it into a football, use a small football bowl or shape by hand. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for an additional hour.
Remove from refrigerator and carefully uncover. If you used a bowl, turn it upside down and place ball on a serving tray. If you shaped it by hand, place the ball on serving tray.
To decorate, place serving tray over a large bowl and generously sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles. Follow directions on decorating icing pouch and draw on the laces.
Return to refrigerator until it's time to serve.
Add mini Vanilla Wafers to the serving tray for dipping.
After the mixture has been chilled for two hours, using a small football shaped bowl was an easy way to get the mixture to form the shape. This was a tip from the inspiration post. I found mine last year at the Dollar Tree.
Place plastic wrap into the bowl with enough to cover the top of the dip and chill for an additional hour.
After chilling, pull back the wrap and carefully lift the mixture from the bowl. Invert onto a serving tray and remove plastic wrap. Place the tray over a large bowl to catch the spills as you generously sprinkle with chocolate chips. Add laces by piping decorating icing on top.
This is great served with Vanilla Wafers, but any cookie of your choice could be used.
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Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Football Party Dip
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