Now, on to sparkly dip!
The other day, my daughter came across a recipe that she wanted to try in one of her American Girl books. "Sparkly Dip" seemed fairly easy to make and was to be accompanied by fruit and graham crackers - a healthy and fun snack. She made the dip easily, under my supervision, and was ready to give it a try within five minutes. It was a simple recipe from a doll's book, which made it hard to believe how delicious it tasted!
With the addition of a little vanilla, this dip really hit the spot. It was cheesecakey and just sweet enough for all the fruits and graham crackers we had to dip into it. My kids didn't realize it but ate quite a bit of fruit that day. I was a happy mom.
Sometimes, recipes will surface from the strangest places. Give them a try - it may be just want your tastebuds desire.
(Adapted from American Girl's Bitty Twins' Snacks & Treats)
1/2 c marshmallow cream/fluff
1/4 c cream cheese (low-fat is ok)
1/2 t vanilla extract
Handful of sprinkles (nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips will work, too)
Combine the first three ingredients in a medium bowl until they are well mixed. Top the dip off with sprinkles or any other add-ons you have. Enjoy with cut up fruit - strawberries, bananas, apples, pineapple, grapes - and graham crackers.
For mini strawberry cheesecake bites: Spread some dip on a graham cracker and top with sliced strawberries. Scrumptious!