This is my last attempt at a dessert worthy of Super Bowl Sunday.
I'm not a gourmand, nor a gourmet cook, but I've been feeding the "I don't like that" family long enough that I've learned how to make everyone happy (well at least most of the time).
So I'm bringing to the table this week something that is easy to prepare, fun to eat, will satisfy the sweet tooth, and you could say it is kinda' healthy.
Fruit baby, you need fresh fruit to balance that meal. Well, that's a mom talking. For me personally, after eating big bold foods like the spicy wings and hot chili I still like dessert, but it has to be something that isn't heavy.
So here is "The Dipping Bowl" with fresh fruit, pretzels and chips -- you can't have game day without pretzels and chips. This is so easy and the 'big score' for this dessert is that you can prepare it in advance.
You can buy everything you need in the supermarket and that includes the sauces. I used the ice cream sundae chocolate, caramel and marshmallow sauces.
The Dipping Bowl
(Amount of fruit needed will depend on the number of servings. This recipe yields approximately 6-8 servings)
- 4 Apples, sliced
- 2-3 Bananas, sliced 1/2 inch diagonally
- Pineapple (fresh or canned)
- Pretzels - 1 small bag
- Potato chips with ridges - 1 small bag
- Chocolate sauce
- Caramel sauce
- Marshmallow sauce
- Lemon juice
- Slice the apples in eighths and place in a bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over them and stir to be sure the apple slices are covered in lemon. Don't worry that it will be too lemony. When you are ready to plate them you will first lay them out on paper towel and gently wipe dry.
- Slice the bananas in diagonal slices and place them in a bowl and squeeze with lemon. Treat them the same as the apples.
- Slice the pineapple rings into threes so they are manageable to pick up with a toothpick.
- Place the fruit on a platter with separators if you have one. If not, just neatly place the fruit on the platter large enough to hold the three fruits.
- Put out the pretzel sticks and the potato chips in separate bowls.
- Next pour the sauces into dipping bowls. Put out a package of toothpicks and you are ready to serve.
This is a dessert for everyone in your party circle -- vegetarians, fruit lovers, chip-a-holics and anyone with a sweet tooth. As always my recipe is flexible so you can use the fresh fruits that you know everyone will enjoy.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!
I've shared post on the following linky party blog hops:
It's A Blog Party's Delicious Dishes
Hearth and Soul
33 Shades of Green
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Healthy Home Economist
Ekat's Kitchen Friday Potluck