Touchdown Taco Dip
By Doug Steele, APLU Vice President of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources, his wife Lori, and Pampered Chef
Not interested in the teams on the field? Worried about a boring game? Concerned that the commercials may not live up to expectations? The ultimate solution: Touchdown Taco Dip. It brings a party to any game day experience.
Ingredients: 1 can (9 oz) bean dip; 4 oz cream cheese, softened; ½ cup sour cream; 1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix; 1 garlic clove, pressed; ¼ cup (1 oz) shredded cheddar cheese; ½ medium tomato, seeded and diced; 2 green onions with tops, thinly sliced; black olives; 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro or parsley.
Instructions: heat oven to 350 degrees; spread bean dip over bottom of a small baker pan; Combine: cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning and mix in pressed garlic; Spread cream mixture evenly over the bean dip; Bake 15-20 minutes; Add diced tomato, green onions (sliced), black olives and cilantro/parsley over dip. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.
Peanut Butter Balls
By Denise Nadasen, Director of Research and Data Policy
This is my son’s recipe and he first made it for a Superbowl party five years ago when he was in high school.
Ingredients: ½ cup of crunchy peanut butter; ½ cup of chocolate chips;1/3 cup of oatmeal; 1/3 cup of agave; ¼ cup of cocoa powder; ¼ cup of ground flax seed; 1 Tb of chia seed; 1 tsp of vanilla.
Instructions: Mix everything together in a bowl. Chill for 10 minutes. Take a tablespoon of the mix and shape it into little footballs (or soccer balls). Chill until ready to serve.