Buckeye Dip

I have waited all spring and summer to yell, "Thank goodness football is back!". Today officially kicks off the college football season. Who will bring home the national championship trophy this year? The men of scarlet and gray, of course. But, I'm biased...Get well soon Braxton!

Even football and tailgate parties need dessert. This popular dip takes all the goodness of Buckeyes--the candy, not the people of Ohio, and puts it into a dunkable form. Serve with graham crackers, or in my case petit beurre cookies. I also like apple slices.

Fun fact: the buckeye is a nut, from the Buckeye tree, and it's poisonous to humans! Germans used to carry buckeyes in their pockets for good luck. They brought the buckeyes over to the US long ago. There is a fair amount of German ancestry in the part of Ohio where I'm from. We would place a buckeye on top of the refrigerator for good luck. I really need to have someone send me one...Brutus Buckeye is by far the best mascot in college athletics. Fear the nut!!

You don't have to be an OSU fan to enjoy this dip. But, you can bet Buckeye fans all over the world, Switzerland included, will be diving in as we cheer on our beloved team. GO BUCKEYES!!

Buckeye Dip

A big 'ol bowl

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces (113 g) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 g) creamy peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 mL) milk
  • 1 cup (125 g) confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) heavy cream, whipped to stiff peaks
  • 12 ounces (340 g) mini chocolate chips
  • graham crackers or apple slices

Directions

Beat the heavy cream to stiff peaks; set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, and milk until smooth and airy. Add in the sugar, mixing until combined. Fold in the heavy cream and lastly, the chocolate chips.

The dip can be served immediately. The texture will be light and fluffy and room temperature. For a firmer consistency, chill for 2 hours.

Adapted from justapinch.com

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