Peanut Snickers Dip for Apples and Pretzels (That Salty Sweet Thing.)

While browsing Pinterest the other day this one struck me! It originated from and I have adapted it in the saltiest sweet way.  They made a snickers dip for pretzels but I thought it would be even better with the addition of chopped peanuts, and a hint of vanilla.  In addition to pretzels and graham crackers for dippers I thought  apple slices or crisp celery sticks and bananas would go nicely.  So the inspiration evolved and I got busy and made my version up to serve to our guests on Saturday night and on Sunday evening.

The idea was to make it up Friday evening and let the flavors meld overnight,  With the additions and changes I made it was more than enough to split and serve to two different groups of friends and family.

Ingredients for Peanut Snickers Dip:

6 large Snickers candy bars chopped
1/2  C. dry roast peanuts rough chopped + 1/4 C. more for topping (3/4 C. total)
16 oz. softened cream cheese
12 oz. Cool Whip topping thawed
1 t. vanilla extract

Add the soft cream cheese, cool whip, vanilla, and Snickers candy all together in a large mixer bowl and combine well.   Scoop into a bowl and top with the reserved peanuts.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Scoop out half of the dip onto a large platter and assemble fruit, pretzels, and graham crackers in a pleasing fashion ans serve.  The sweet and salty,  tart and sweet, and crisp and creamy combinations are festival in your mouth!  ENJOY, we certainly have.

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