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If your house is anything like mine, when Superbowl Sunday is on the horizon, there is always a lot of anticipation for the football game, no matter who’s playing.  And if we are planning to have friends over, the frenzy includes, what the heck am I going to serve?  Chili is always part of the deal, the easiest to make ever meal.  But we want snackeroos too . . . and we want TASTY food!

This recipe is one I have made for about 15 years now.  A friend of a friend brought a version of it to a Dirty Santa party one year, and I don’t even remember her name now, but THANK YOU to her because this is a staple for special occasions in our home!  There will be months that go by and I’ll be scrambling to make something to bring to a party or something and this will come to mind, and it’s always a no-brainer . . . and I ALWAYS go home with an empty dish.  Just think — creamy cream cheesy, spicy sweet with a little crunch, with a savory aftertaste, you are in for a heavenly treat!  If you have the time, make your own cream cheese from soaked cashews, and make your own chutney.  Otherwise, the recipe is listed with store bought ingredients so you can throw this baby together quickly.

 

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Ingredients:

1 jar Major Grey’s Mango Chutney (if you’re in a rush use this, if not: make your own with less sugar)

1 tub whipped Go Veggie Cream Cheese

1-2 c. finely shredded romaine lettuce

1/2 c. unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 c. roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped (if you are raw vegan, use raw nuts of your choice)

1/4 finely diced chives (can substitute with scallions)

Directions:

This is SO easy.  Smear the creek cheese directly onto serving platter.  Next, smear chutney directly on top of cream cheese, leaving an inch of the cream cheese not covered all around the edge, for looks.  Then top with remaining ingredients, in order.

Serve with a melange of crackers and fruits and vegetables, and you’re good to go!

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The flavors of this can easily be changed, like using strawberry conserve instead of the mango chutney and eliminating the chives and adding in mint and replace the peanuts with pistachios.  That would remove most of the savory flavors and it would be more like a dessert dip!  YUM!  I think we may have to give that a try 😉

 

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Author: Jennifer

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