Amaretto Fluff Dip

I am so happy that the weather decided to turn colder! Well when I say colder I mean Cold! It was 19 this morning when I left for work. I love it like this. I only needed a sweater and gloves. Now I have to remind you I am the crazy that is wearing Flip Flops right now also. That dog gone toe just won’t go into a shoe yet! Even though the rest of me was warm with minimal covering my feet are freezing!

It started to snow yesterday for about 30 minutes. They were the great big fat fluffy flakes. They look so pretty and they are so much fun to twirl around in! (Yes I am still a big kid) I was so lucky that I was able to get any pictures taken yesterday. Although snow is beautiful to look at and fun to play in, it does not make for a great sunny day to photograph food. I think there must have been like a 2 min break in the cloud cover that allowed me to get 3 good shots in. That makes me happy! I didn’t want to stage these photo’s as Christmasy as this dip is perfect year round to serve as an appetizer, a snack or a dessert. This would however be a fantastic dish at a New Year’s Eve Party!

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I chose to dip Graham Crackers and Strawberries in this.  You could use any fruit you like and I think that Nilla Wafers would be divine. It is hard to tell from the photo but this dip is really light and it lives up to its name fluff.  If you want to know how good this is, well there is none left and I just made it yesterday! We didn’t even tell the boy about it! Steve and I just sat and dipped strawberry after strawberry in it. We justified that it was health food, I mean we were eating Fruit, I used fat free cream cheese and fat free sour cream.  Let’s just forget that there is a whole jar of Marshmallow fluff in there! A quick side note.  I had never used that before, Holy Cow is that stuff sticky!  You could hold the tiles of the Space Shuttle on with that stuff! I was worried that the recipe wouldn’t work, but I was wrong it came off like a Champ.  A totally tasty Champ!

Please enjoy this at your own risk. You could possibly eat this all in one sitting! We did! And there was more than what is shown in this picture…….

Ingredients

  • 3 oz cream cheese (I used fat free but you can use full fat and it will be a thicker dip)
  • 1 tbs packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbs Amaretto
  • 8 oz Sour Cream (again I used fat free)
  • 7 oz Marshmallow Creme (Like Jet Puff)
  • Assorted fruit and cookies/crackers for dipping

Instructions

  • beat the cream cheese and the brown sugar in a mixer
  • add the Amaretto and combine
  • next add the sour cream and the Fluff Mix on low for 3 min
  • scrape down the sides as needed
  • it will seem very liquidy but it will firm up
  • transfer to an air tight container and chill overnight
  • enjoy!
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