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In case you missed it, last nights play-off game left us with the two final football teams. Which means the Big Game is right around the corner. Sunday afternoon and evening at our house has been all about watching football. From the players, to the refs, to the commercials, it’s as if nothing else exists. Sometimes we watch the games at home or at friend’s house, but either way food is always involved. Great food equals a great time.
I came up with a fun dessert recipe that will let you show your team colors at your Big Game the party. You can keep the kids busy by letting them help in the decorating.
There are many varieties of Skittles in an assortment of colors, so finding “your colors” should not be a problem. This dessert requires little prep time and will definitely add a punch of color to your treat table! It’s a dessert and party decorations all in one. It was a big hit with the kids.
The Skittles White Chocolate Cheesecake Dip is easy to put together. The inside is creamy and delicious and works well with the fruity skittles and salty pretzels. I made a few of these over the last few days to perfect the recipe and found that it works best if you don’t refrigerate the filling before decorating. The cold filling made the skittles slide around too much. I made the filling and decorated it right before we enjoyed it. I initially thought that I would use some kind of sturdy cookie as the “dipper” but decided pretzels tasted the best, it’s the sweet salty thing that I love.
Two 14 ounce bags of Wildberry Skittles (or flavor/colors of your choice)
Two 3.4 ounce boxes White Chocolate Instant Pudding Mix
One 8 ounce package of SOFTENED cream cheese cut into chunks
Two teaspoons Orange or Lemon flavoring (optional)
One Cup Powdered Sugar
One of Milk
Pretzels for serving
Sort the Skittles to get the colors you want for decorating. I bought two bags to make sure I would have enough of the colors I needed.
In a large bowl mix the cream cheese, pudding mix, powdered sugar, flavoring and milk until smooth (I used a hand mixer). The mixture will thicken up after a few minutes. You want it thick enough to hold its shape. Make sure to soften the cream cheese or it will take forever to get rid of the tiny lumps. I let my cream cheese sit on the counter for a few hours before I started.
Place the mixture in the center of your serving plate. Use a butter knife to smooth out the edges and to get the shape you want.
Decorate with the skittles and enjoy!
I went to Walmart to pick up my Skittles knowing they have a huge selection of candy. I also picked up some Funsize SNICKERS® go along with the cheesecake ball.
I was pretty impressed with how this turned out – it does get a little gooey and messy after sitting out after a while but that makes it even better if you ask me.
What’s your favorite recipe to make for watching the game?