Pretzels, apple slices, graham crackers, vanilla wafers, etc.for dipping
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the peanut butter and butter until well blended. Add in the vanilla and mix again. Then add in the powdered sugar. Mix on low speed until all of the powdered sugar is mixed in.
Line a small cookie sheet with wax paper. Press the peanut butter mixture onto the wax paper, making a rectangle that is about 9"x7". The peanut butter will be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
Put the cookie sheet into the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
Once the peanut butter is firm, spread the marshmallow fluff on top, leaving 1/2 an inch of peanut butter showing on all sides of the rectangle. Allow the layers to sit for about 10 minutes to bring it closer to room temperature.
Fold the layers in half and press the edges together, to enclose the marshmallow inside the peanut butter. Then gently mold the mixture into a ball, being careful to keep the marshmallow fluff hidden inside.
Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on the cookie sheet and roll the peanut butter ball in the chips, coating the outside.
Wrap the ball tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving.
Serve with pretzels, Oreos, graham crackers, vanilla wafers, etc.
Be sure to keep this dip wrapped tightly in plastic wrap until you are ready to serve it. It keeps the marshmallow fluff hidden neatly inside.
We served this dip on a plate. Once the ball has been cut into, the marshmallow will very slowly start to ooze out as it comes to room temperature. You could very easily serve this in a small bowl so that the marshmallow fluff doesn't make a mess on your cupboard. Our dip didn't last long enough to cause a problem, though.
Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.The calories shown are based on the dip serving 20 people, with 1 serving being 1/20 of the dip. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.*