Sunday, February 5, 2012

Game Day #7: Dessert Ideas

It's Super Bowl Sunday!!!

Let the party begin!

I'm sure your party menu is planned and the spread is laid out. But here are a few last minute party menu dessert ideas.

Banana Bites (Melt some chocolate; dip in your banana slices, making sure to cover them entirely. Drizzle melted peanut butter or nut butter on top. Freeze on a baking sheet until set.)
These bites are so delicious, I can eat the whole tray.

[I'm still experimenting with these little bites, but I really like them dipped in cream cheese, then chocolate and then drizzled with peanut butter the best.]

These are the perfect dessert because guests can grab-and-go. This can be made the night before, which is also perfect for the hostess.

I've also found that an Ice Cream Bar goes over really well with party-goers. But keep it simple. Guests are going to want to get their ice cream and jet back to their spot to watch the game; they don't want to have to stand in-line while someone tries to decide which toppings he/she wants on their sundae. I recommend two flavors of ice cream and no more than four topping choices.

But I personally love dips. I like to think they last longer, are easy to throw together and will feed a crowd. This Raspberry Dip is my most current concoction. Combine everything in a bowl and serve it with an array of fruit kabobs.

The raspberries bring a bit of tartness to the dip, and I love it because it's super creamy and not super sweet. But, depending on your sweet tooth, you can easily adjust the sweetness.

Raspberry Dip with Fruit

Makes about 1 cup of dip

1/2 Neufchatel cream cheese, softened
1/2 c non-fat, plain yogurt
2 tsp powdered sugar
1/4 c fresh or frozen raspberries (fresh works best, but frozen was cheaper)
Sliced fruit, like apples, bananas, grapes, peaches, pears, etc. (pound cake or angel food cake works well, too)

Cream together the cream cheese, yogurt, sugar and raspberries until smooth. Chill until set/thickened. (This can also be done the night before.) Enjoy with desired fruit slices and cake squares.

*Note: This dip has a very strong raspberry taste, so a little goes a long way.
Let's Go GIANTS!!

Who are you rooting for?

With Love and God Bless,


  1. love the look of that fruit dip! yummm brindi! :) xo

    1. Thanks, Katie. You can make it as light or as bright as you want by adding more or less raspberries! That's one of the reasons I enjoy this looks very appetizing :)