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Sweeten up your Super Bowl 2014 party with fruit dips

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When planning your Super Bowl 2014 party, consider your guests diets by offering fresh fruit and dips. Surrounded by tasty, heavy calorie delicacies like brats, chili, and chips, having a healthy option available will earn you extra points.

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Serving suggestions for your fresh fruit and dip include:

  • thread fruit slices onto wooden skewers
  • arrange the fruit with colors that contrast with each other
  • insert a white chocolate chip into raspberry cavities
  • hollow out the bottom of a pineapple or a melon, and fill it with blueberries, have toothpicks nearby
  • Make all the cut fruit the same bite-size pieces

Here are delicious dip recipes that everyone will enjoy.

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

1 (8 ounce) package light cream cheese, softened


1 cup brown sugar


1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions

Beat cream cheese until whipped; add brown sugar and vanilla extract.

Continue beating until dip is well mixed.

Serve with apples, bananas, oranges, pears, pineapple, strawberries.

Sour Cream Dip For Fresh Fruit

2 cups sour cream

2/3 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons dark rum

Directions

Combine ingredients, blending thoroughly.

Serve chilled with cut-up fresh fruit and toothpicks.

Honey Fruit Dip

1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened

1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice

3 to 4 tablespoons honey, or to taste

Directions

Beat cream cheese with juice.

Sweeten to taste with honey.

Chill.

Raspberry Cream Dip

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1/3 cup seedless raspberry preserves

1 Tablespoon confectioners' powdered sugar

Directions

Beat heavy cream and salt on medium speed until stiff peaks form.

Fold in mayonnaise, balsamic vinegar, raspberry preserves, and confectioners' sugar, until combined.

Pour into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate at least one hour before serving.

Lemon lime fruit dip

4 ounces low-fat, sugar-free lemon yogurt

1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon lime zest

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, lime juice and lime zest.

Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Serve with pineapple chunks, strawberries, kiwi, banana chunks, red grapes.

For some interesting ideas on planning Super Bowl party games, please see http://www.entertainment.howstuffworks.com/5-super-bowl-party-games.

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