Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Neiman Marcus Dip

Review by Lyndee:

5 - 6 green onions
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 jar Hormel Real Bacon Bits
1 pkg. slivered almonds

Chop the green onions.  Mix the onions, cheese, mayo, bacon bits, and slivered almonds together. Chill for a couple hours. Serve with Ritz crackers or corn chips.

So I’m kind of known among family and friends as being the dip queen.  I’m proud of that title.  During a family get together a few weeks ago I wanted to try a new dip.  It’s summer and it’s hot so I didn’t want to make a warm dip or use a crockpot since we were camping.  I had seen this recipe multiple times on Pinterest and decided to give it a try.  It was cheap and easy to make.  The crunch of the slivered almonds was perfect with the bacon bits and green onion.  I served this with Ritz but you could definitely do corn chips or club crackers as well.  Will definitely make this again. It doesn't make a giant batch so if you are feeding a large crowd, you might want to double it up. 

Crockpot Candy (Peanut Clusters)

Review by Lyndee:

2 pounds white almond bark
4 ounces German chocolate
12 ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips
24 ounces dry roasted peanuts

Add all ingredients to the crock pot.  Cook on low for 1 hour without stirring.  After an hour, stir to combine everything.  Allow to cook for another hour, stirring every 15 minutes.  Drop spoonful’s of the candy onto wax paper and allow to cool completely. 

This was one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made.  Literally just dump and stir.  The only time consuming part was putting the candy on wax paper.  This makes a HUGE batch of candy.  My entire table was covered in peanut clusters.  The chocolate is delicious with just the right amount of crunch from the peanuts.  These were a big hit at the family 4th of July gatherings.  Even my Grandma couldn’t believe they weren’t a fancy store bought candy.