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Are you ready for game time? Whether you’re hosting a big group of friends on the big day or it’s simply you and the kids cheering on your favorite college basketball team, I have a great snack and dip idea that’s sure to please everyone!
Because it uses Cheez-It products and bacon!
I happened to be at Target when I passed by the Cheez-It aisle. They would make the perfect scooping device for this Cheesy Bacon dip! They were even on sale, 3 boxes for $8 at Target. You can also use Target’s Cartwheel app to save an additional 35% off of this sale price when you buy 3 Cheez-It varieties.
When I saw that, I had to grab boxes of Cheez-It Grooves in Sharp White Cheddar and Cheez-It Scrabble Junior.
The Cheez-It Grooves are packed with flavor and the grooves are great at holding on to plenty of dip. I thought the letters of the Cheez-It Scrabble would be fun to incorporate the names of the teams for game day or fun sayings like “Game on!”.
More than scooping, though, I wanted to make Slam Dunk Cheez-It Bacon Dip Sandwiches. That’s right, Cheesy Bacon Dip in a Cheez-It sandwich bite. You don’t even need to be the biggest basketball fan to enjoy this snack.
She shoots! She scores! Because it has bacon. Cheesy bacon, at that.
I also set out a bowl of the dip with a cute Slam Dunk sign. Simply decorate a rectangle of brown cardstock with the words Slam Dunk, cut it out, then tape to a toothpick.
For the Slam Dunk Cheez-It Bacon Dip Sandwich Bites, I took a large tablespoon of the dip and poured it into a storage bag and cut off a large bit of the corner. Then, with a Cheez-It Grooves cracker, I piped on a dollop of dip then applied a Cheez-It Scrabble until I spelled out the words “Game On!”. You can also spell the names of the teams playing or the tournament your party is watching.
Spread some more Cheez-It crackers around the plate and you have a party recipe that everyone will enjoy!
- 16 oz sour cream
- 6 strips bacon
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 1 pack ranch dip mix
- Box of Cheez-It Grooves & Cheez-It Scrabble
- Prepare bacon. Cut into small pieces. Let cool.
- Stir together ranch mix and sour. Mix in bacon and cheddar cheese, leaving just a little bit for top garnishment.
- Pour a large tablespoon of dip into the side of a plastic bag and snip off the corner. Pipe a dollop on each Cheez-It Grooves cracker and top with a Cheez-It Scrabble.
- Pour the remainder of the dip into a bowl and arrange remaining Cheez-It crackers around for extra Slam Dunk dipping!
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