Today we were invited to our wonderful friend Jill and Nate’ for the Rose Bowl. I knew that we would have delicious food at their house because Jill is a great cook and is very detailed oriented. My expectations were met. Jill cooked two types of chili (vegetarian and not veg), had toppings, dips, options to accompany the chili (rice, spaghetti, chips), veggies, and candies. In classic Jill style she labeled each item so that her guests would know what every item they consumed was comprised of.
The set up
Prior to going to the festivities I researched items that went well at football parties (yes this is what I do in my spare time). While sifting through Pinterest I found the infamous peanut butter ball recipe. While in Springfield last week my friend Christina mentioned that she recently ate the ball at a Christmas party and said it was a hit. I decided to give it a try. Honestly, I wasn’t going to blog about this recipe because its not healthy and I thought it was a fairly common treat, but after people’s responses I decided to go ahead and share the wealth!
Peanut Butter Ball
Serve with apples, graham crackers, teddy grahams, or pretzels
- 3/4 c creamy peanut butter
- 1 package of cream cheese (I used non fat, I don’t think it makes a difference)- room temperature or microwave for 20 seconds if you are impatient like me
- 1 c of powdered sugar
- milk chocolate chips
- peanut butter chips
Options to serve with:
- Sliced apples
- Pretzel thins
- Chocolate chip teddy grahams
- Graham cracker sticks
- Honey graham crackers
1. Beat together peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar until well blended.
2. Spoon mixture onto wax paper and form into a ball.
3. Place wax paper ball into freezer for 1.5 hours.
4. Take ball out of wax paper and roll onto assorted chip mixture. (I placed the chips onto the used wax paper so that I didn’t have to dirty extra dishes.
5. Place on dish and serve!