The Shady Porch: Creamy Peanut Butter Dip & other Munchies!


Creamy Peanut Butter Dip & other Munchies!

I thought I would share a roundup of some of the yummy snacks and appetizers I recommend for the Super Bowl! The fellas...and gals, too...can work up an appetite what with all of the cheering, laughing, and general fan behavior (and that is just for the COMMERCIALS!) Therefore, it's needful to have something on hand to sustain the fans until the final whistle! All of these recipes are really easy to prepare and are sure to please your crowd! 
#1 Creamy Peanut Butter Dip
Peanut Butter Dip by The Shady Porch recipe snack appetizer
Creamy Peanut Butter Dip

This is a recipe for a easily prepared bowl of YUM! With only 4 ingredients, this dip can be whipped up lickety-split if guests arrive or anytime the munchies strike! It is delicious with apples, pretzels or celery...and probably anything else you like to dip!   Some of you might remember the Truly Easy and Awesome Apple Dip recipe, which was a caramel based dip. This one is peanut butter based and both are equally awesome! 

Ingredients & Directions
1-8oz. pkg cream cheese, softened*
1 cup of creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar (you can use Splenda brown sugar, we did)
1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk, depends on how creamy you want your dip.

*To soften cream cheese in a hurry, just open and place in a microwavable bowl and nuke it for 15-20 seconds. It won't be totally soft but it's enough mix it easily!
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The following recipes are perfect for any party gathering and have been tested and have received great accolades from friends and family! 

Pizza Calzone by The Shady Porch
#2 Calzone Rolls  
Pizza Bites by The Shady Porch
#3 Pizza Pops
Mozzarella Sticks by The Shady Porch
#4 Mozzarella Sticks
Potato Poppers by The Shady Porch
#5 Cheesy Potato Poppers
I can't say that I've ever watched an entire Super Bowl game...I'm just not a big fan of NFL football. Of course, "our team" (my hubby's and my brother's) has not been to the Super Bowl in modern history! (Dad is a Bengals fan, and, although they have been to The Game (twice), the outcome was not all! lol!) I have enjoyed some of the Super Bowl commercials in the past and I've seen some of the half-time shows over the years.  Nevertheless, I love nearly any opportunity to entertain friends and family, and I hope you get to spend time with yours this weekend, too. 
Go Team!!

Other great recipes you might like!
Easy Awesome Apple Dip  
 Refreshing Summertime Strawberry Smoothies