SNICKERS® Cheeseball & Football Candy Dish

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It’s hard to believe the Big Game is right around the corner! This is a pretty exciting time as get together are being planned as well as what dishes will be brought! Grilling meats, savory dips and #BigGameTreatsd will all be prepared in the days leading up to game day! Now it’s time to start preparing ourselves ensure we have that special dish to bring!

One of my favorite items are dips and the sweet and savory is one to please everyone. Usually for the big game, a few of us all get togther and bring a new dish. I was recently at Walmart and passed by the candy aisle and got a great idea, a SNICKERS® Cheeseball!

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Cheeseballs are incredibly easy but also very flexible so you can mix in your favorite items and pair with various options for guests.

1. Mix the cream cheese, butter, confectionary sugaring and granulated sugar together until well blended. Fold in the chopped SNICKERS pieces and place in the refrigerator for between 2 hours to overnight. (To speed the process, place in the freezer for at least one hour.)

2. Take the mixture out and form into a ball. I used plastic wrap that helped to mold the shape very easily. Place the ball back into the refrigerator for one hour.

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3. At this point the ball should be firm but still a little flexible. Lay out a piece of wax paper and place the snickers pieces (food processor) down. Place the ball on top and roll on top until the entire ball is coated. Sprinkle and press the pieces onto the ball to get a thicker coating.

 

4. Plate and serve!

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This can be served with a variety of items, graham crackers, vanilla wafers or even fruit!

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SNICKERS® Cheeseball
Recipe type: Dip
Ingredients
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter, slightly softened
  • ¾ cup confectionary sugar
  • 2 TBSP. granulated sugar
  • Around 3-4 SNICKERS Fun-sized bars, chopped (for inside of the ball)
  • Around 7 SNICKERS Fun-sized bars, ground in food processor (for outside crust of ball)
Directions
  1. Beat together cream cheese, butter, confectionary sugar and granulated sugar until creamy.
  2. Fold in chopped SNICKERS pieces (SNICKERS BITES would work as well). Use as much or little as desired.
  3. Place ball in refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight (to speed process, place in freezer for at least 1.5 hours).
  4. Remove from the refrigerator and shape into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and place back into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  5. Remove and roll in the ground SNICKERS.
  6. Serve with graham crackers, crackers, vanilla wafers or fruit. (Options are endless!)
  7. ENJOY!

 

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Another way to prepare is to create this festive candy dish! This is great way to fill in a full buffet table and provides favorites for yourself and kids! Since we were in the candy aisle, we grabbed a bag of Skittles® for the event. Not including paint, this project cost less than $3 and is a great project for the kids while you are preparing the dip and fixings for the party!

Materials: Small pot with matching saucer, glass bowl (found at the Dollar Store), paint.
Directions:
1. Paint the pot and matching saucer as preferred. (I used paint that I had around the house.)
2. Once dry, place the pot upside down and place (or glue) the glass bowl to the bottom of the pot and place the upside down saucer on top as the lid.
3. When ready, fill with your favorite candies!

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I’ve shared my game day dessert recipe with you! I’d love to hear what you plan on making for the Big Game! Leave a comment below.

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A Winter Hike with Green Mountain Man (and My Favorite Photo of 2014)!

My brother (Mr. Green Mountain Man) and I have a tradition when I visit Vermont, we go on an outdoor adventure. He’s pretty good (really good) at taking me to some of my favorite spots to shoot photos and exposing me to new locations, no matter what season it is. He’s also great at running way ahead of me on a hike and making me feel like I’m a 400+lb person who can’t keep up on a walk. I’m not sure where he gets so much energy! Sometimes I don’t think he’s human (he practically ran up the entire hike up Mount Mansfield).

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This year, we did something a little different – a winter hike. Our first destination attempt was to hike up to the windmills in Eden, Vermont where the view is “incredible”. I don’t doubt that it was but there was no where to park. Good thing there was a backup plan – hiking a trail to a deer camp in the middle of nowhere.

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Mr. Green Mountain Man took this one!

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Completely surrounded by white, glistening trees this is as close as anyone can ever get to a winter wonderland. I’m convinced. The woods were quiet, silent, where you could hear the crunch of the snow beneath every step, the chirping of the birds and the sound of the snow falling from the branches overhead. The sun was shining brightly, making the temperature perfect for a walk. Although it was below 30 degrees, the day was perfect to bask in the beauty of the outdoors.

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We left the truck and began walking on the trail thru the woods. The snow wasn’t that deep, with a small ice crust sitting on top for the extra “crunch” sound with each step. Lucky enough, we didn’t even need our snowshoes. We traveled on. As with every adventure with Green Mountain Man, I hear a “let’s go this way” and off the trail we went. I immediately followed with a “we’ve done this before!”. Our trip just got a little longer. Not much longer as we shortly found ourselves back on the trail.

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The walk led us thru the trees to a deer camp of a friend of my brothers. No running water. No electricity. No plumbing.

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To my excitement, there happened to be a toilet just sitting on the front porch. Although my brother wasn’t enthused (and it took some convincing), my favorite photo of the entire year was born!

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My favorite picture of 2014. It’s perfect!

After a short photo shoot, the hike continued a little farther up and then back to the truck where we parked. Mr. Green Mountain Man made sure we didn’t go the most direct way, circling thru the trees and off the beaten path. (Perhaps we both have that in common, steering off the direct route, him in trees, myself on the roads.) He refused to take a picture of me on this throne previously so I had to settle for this log. He made it quite known that if I was to fall backwards, he was prompt and ready with the camera.

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I think he was praying that I’d fall backwards…

We made it back to the truck, a little exhausted but both glad we had that chance together. It was such a beautiful day, the weather in the 20’s but with the snow, it was perfect. Our own snow globe!

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Thanks again Mr. Green Mountain Man! You are the best!

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Now onto the next adventure, who knows what it will be!

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Marion Sansom Park, Fort Worth

In North Fort Worth, the Marion Sansom Park can be found just south of Hwy 820 and Jacksboro Highway 199. This past weekend, I headed out to enjoy the beautiful weather (it was almost 70 degrees in January) with a couple of friends and their dogs. We had such a good time!

Marion Sansom is popular for mountain biking, hiking and trail running.  You’ll find expansive views of the Lake Worth dam, a Love tree, waterfalls and great elevation changes. As someone who misses the mountains, elevation changes are phenomenal when found in North Texas!

This is definitely a popular place for mountain bikers and a great place to just feel like you’ve gotten completely away from the city life With about 10+ miles of trails, you could spend a solid morning or afternoon here. A few concerns about the park, there’s a few places with lots of broken glass so be careful and the elevation in a few spots are quite steep with lots of loose rocks. The trail signs could be marked better so definitely go with someone who has been before or check out the map before hand online.

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Have you had a chance to check out Marion Sansom Park? What’s your favorite park? 

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