Enjoy this Oreo Peanut Butter Dip! Hockey Night in Canada is back on and - as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® - I created a fun snack for hockey fans and peanut butter lovers alike.
To prepare for this 'hockey night snack', I went to our local superstore (The Real Canadian Superstore - Loblaws) to pick up the ingredients I needed (also, who am I kidding? I'm a baker: I picked up a whole lot of other items that will make an appearance on this blog sooner or later).
Watching hockey is something I only became familiar with when my family moved to Canada some 6 years ago. Playing hockey, on the other hand (girl's floor hockey, to be specific), was always one of my favorite activities in gym class. Why? I don't know. All I can remember now are the many bruises around my ankles that would happily present themselves the next day.
Hockey and This Dip Goes Hand in Hand!
Otherwise, I am still trying to figure out hockey - the kind played on ice, by adult men, who get into fights a lot. What I understand for sure is that it is a really big deal in Canada. And the big die-hard hockey fans have to watch all the games. It is so big a deal that my mother-in-law allows her husband to eat dinner in front of the TV whenever it is "Hockey Night in Canada".
What I don't need any help with figuring out is food, especially cutsie sports-themed food. 😉 The star players in this hockey puck dip are peanut butter and Oreo cookies. I chose those in an attempt to make this snack appealing to everyone in the family, both the hockey fanatics and the peanut butter lovers (meaning: my husband - the non-hockey fan).
This dip is super easy to whip up - it took me less than 5 minutes. I then formed it into a disk shape by hand to represent a hockey puck (image courtesy to my husband Konrad - thanks darling!).
Oreo Baking Crumbs and NHL Lettering
To make the dip the right color, I covered it in store-bought Oreo baking crumbs. You could also crush some Oreo cookies yourself, but it will look less uniform.
I piped the NHL letters with some melted white chocolate. I don't quite trust my "hand-piping" so I pulled up a logo on my iPad, taped a piece of parchment paper over top, and copied the logo letters that way (ignore the soccer ball behind the letters - I have no idea whats it's doing there). All in all, I think this is a really smart move, and an easy way for anyone to replicate designs with relative ease.
Pop the letters into the freezer for a couple of minutes. Then you can easily peel them off and place them on the hockey puck dip.
Enjoy the dip with some pretzel sticks or other hockey stick imitating "dipping tools". A definite crowd-pleaser, to be sure! I just have to make sure my father-in-law does not spoil his dinner with just this dip...
Oreo Peanut Butter Hockey Puck Dip
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 2 ounces cream cheese softened
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup icing sugar up to 1 cup
- 4 Oreo cookies chopped
- Oreo baking crumbs ⅓ to ½ cup
- white chocolate for letters
- Combine softened butter, cream cheese, peanut butter and vanilla extract with your handheld mixer.
- Add the icing sugar ¼ cup at a time and mix until incorporated after each addition. If the mixture seems very sticky add the additional ¼ cup of icing sugar.
- Stir in chopped Oreo cookies by hand.
- Turn the mixture out on a piece of parchment paper and form into hockey puck (or any desired shape) with your hands. Chill mixture first, if it is too sticky to handle.
- Cover the top and sides of the hockey puck dip with Oreo baking crumbs. Remaining crumbs can easily be swept off the parchment paper.
- Pipe some lettering onto a piece of parchment paper with melted white chocolate. Place in the freezer for a couple minutes, then peel off letters and place on the hockey puck.
- Transfer the hockey puck to a serving plate and surround with pretzel sticks or other hockey stick imitation 'dipping tools'.
Adapted from Crazy for Crust
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Love this idea, but do I have to use cream cheese? Can't I just use peanut butter and Oreos shape them together and make it that way?
Hey Madeleine, I am not sure how easy it would be to shape just peanut butter. Maybe if you chill it first? I am sure it would taste great though.
What is icing sugar?
Icing sugar is also called confectioners' sugar or powdered sugar. It basically is sugar that has been ground into powder
Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate
How Canadian! That was very inventive to use your iPad to pipe the logo!
How awesome is this!! I played field hockey, but it did not hold my interest for very long and I just can't get into ice hockey. I can totally get into this treat, though! 🙂
LOL. Loved the story and this looks so cool!
Yes, hockey in Canada is a HUGE deal. I learnt to love it otherwise I won't survive in my house. It's fun! Calgary is all about hockey in case it's new to you LOL.
Thanks Olena 🙂 I have realized that hockey seems to be an even bigger deal here in Calgary than it seemed in Kelowna. Maybe because they have a local team in the NHL to cheer on?
Yes and because Calgary is simply bigger city.
Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen
That is so cute! I love that it's shaped like a hockey puck. I played field hockey in school but that's pretty different from ice hockey, or so I hear.
Haha, I wouldn't know about the differences in hockey. Its all very confusing to me. But I am always up for fun food 🙂