How much do we love you, dear readers? Let me count the ways. There are seven of them.
Since many of you nom-nom-nominated seven layer dip as your favorite
guilty pleasure snack, we have created a dessert version for the guiltiest pleasure yet.
Come on along as I walk you through each decadent, nostalgia-inducing step.
Here's all you'll need to re-create this dessert version of the classic Tex-Mex dip:
- peanut butter (standing in for refried beans)
- Nutella (as awesome as guacamole)
- Marshmallow Creme, aka Fluff to my fellow Northeasterners (this is your sour cream layer)
- Shredded coconut (a perfect substitute for grated cheese)
- Chocolate chips (instead of black olives)
- Salted peanuts (a salty twist, instead of the traditional jalapeño kick)
- Gummy bears (stay with me here…. We needed something to represent salsa, and gummy bears at least simulated the colors; plus, they're gummy! and bear-shaped!)
- Nilla Wafers and Ritz crackers (your tortilla-esque scoopers)
- nerves of steel — the prospect of combining all these items into one dessert was a bit scary, but the results were far better than we dared hope
First you spread a generous layer of peanut butter in a shallow bowl. We chose a glass pie dish so you could see the luscious cross-sections.
Then add an even more generous layer of Nutella. Why more generous? Because it's Nutella. Too much is never enough.
Next, spread your fluffy marshmallow creme in a slightly smaller circle so the layers are visible from the top. This layer was a challenge to spread; we had the best results by placing a large dollop in the center and fanning it out to the edges. Then sprinkle on chocolate chips.
Add coconut and salted peanuts to taste. Sweet-toothed tigers can up the coconut, and those who want a little salt to counteract all the sugar can go heavier on the nuts.
Bring on the bears for a splash of color and a chewy surprise … that was celebrated by gummy fans and vaguely troubling to those who do not necessarily favor a fruity taste that keeps on giving while chewing.
Dip your Nilla (or Ritz) deep to get each layer and enjoy!Print