We had some friends over for the Super Bowl and I over-cooked, as usual. Thankfully we had found some vegan sour cream and cream cheese at Whole Foods last weekend. I was able to make some of our favorite items without making Hops feel left out!
Rice Krispy Treat Footballs
It was suggested to dip these fully in milk chocolate and then pipe the laces on with white chocolate. I decided that was too much work/too much chocolate. Easy work here! We used Smart Balance butter, marshmallows and rice krispies. I found you must press the treats into a pan and leave them for a bit before trying to mold them. This allows them to harden some so they're easier to mold.
Stuffed and bacon-wrapped. I just cut open the jalapeno's, scooped out all of the seeds and filled each half with cream cheese. For the bacon-wrapped poppers, I took regular bacon and pulled it around the jalapeno, cutting it off at the end. These are cooked at 450 for 10 minutes or until browned.
Brie and baguette
Super easy treat! Cut a baguette to the thickness which you like your slices. Top with a small slice of brie, preserves of your choice (I used raspberry) and bake at 375 until the cheese is bubbly - 8-10 minutes. Don't forget about them or the preserves will melt all over your pan and your treats will look like this!
Pumpernickel bread bowl with spinach dip
Defrost one package of frozen chopped spinach. Mix with 16oz sour cream, 8oz mayonnaise and one package of Ranch dip mix or seasoning mix of your choice. Cut open a pumpernickel boule or loaf and slice the top into dipping-sized pieces. I also add in some baguette to have extra dippers before you have to use the bowl.
We had a delicious spread and even though the better team didn't win, we still had fun. Only 212 days until the NFL season starts again!
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