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We can’t fight it anymore people – the holidays are here! With it brings merriment, festiveness and lots of impromptu happy hours, am I right? But the holidays also bring one of my other favorite things, which is holiday snacks. Particularly, delicious Lay’s Wavy chocolate covered potato chips at Target. Have you ever tried them? They are salty and sweet perfection and are available in three yummy flavors: Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and new for 2016 – Milk Chocolate Covered with Almond Bits. Hello, delicious. Not only can I polish off a bag by myself, but they make the perfect addition to all those last minute get togethers.
Today I’m sharing three easy dips to pair with these salty and sweet treats, because let’s be honest with one another – snacks are always better with something to dunk them in. What’s even sweeter than that? You can grab everything you need while you’re at Target for the one hundredth time this season picking up the chips. Simply grab two 8 oz. blocks of cream cheese (bonus points if it’s dairy free), whipped topping (I like CocoWhip) and confectioner’s sugar.
Now let’s get down to business.
For The Base, You Will Need:
2 8 oz. blocks cream cheese
2 cups whipped topping
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
1. In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese, two cups of whipped topping and 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar.
2. Portion this mixture evenly into three separate bowls.
Now is the fun part — making your flavors! You can be as creative as you want here, but these are my go-to choices for crowd pleasing.
Candy Cane Cheesecake
Take your base and mix in two drops peppermint essential oil and crushed candy canes.
White Chocolate Cheesecake
Take your base and mix in melted white chocolate chips (about half a cup) and mix well. Top with white chocolate shavings.
Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Take your base and mix in 1/4-1/2 cup peanut butter (we have a great coconut peanut butter here in Hawaii that is AMAZING). *This one requires a hand mixture to blend!
Now that it’s clear how much I enjoy festive parties – what are your go-to holiday recipes?