The recipe I came up with? Here it is!
Cheesy Barbeque Bacon Dip
1/2 cup Hidden Valley® The Original Ranch® Dressing Light
8 oz fat-free cream cheese
1/3 cup barbeque sauce (I used a hickory brown sugar one with good results!)
1/3 cup finely chopped bacon pieces (you can cook and chop your own or for extra time savings, they sell precooked chopped bacon in stores!)
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. Combine the Ranch dressing and cream cheese until smooth. Little helpers love turning the mixer on!
2. If you are making veggie flowers stop now and prepare those (see below)
3. After your flowers are complete add the bacon, barbecue sauce and cheese. Its a great opportunity for that little helper to add everything in!
Combine. Refridgerate until serving.
Here is how to make the flowers:
Use a variety of veggies like colored peppers, carrot rounds, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, snap peas, celery stalks etc
# Precut them into various shapes: circles, half circles, triangles, half-moons etc.
# Let kids spread the ranch-cheese mixture onto the backs of the various veggies and encourage them to use their imagination to create fun and tasty edible flowers.
We made a few flowers and then just served the rest of the veggies on a platter.
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