I used to make fancy appetizers for gatherings, I really did…before I had little kids, before there weren’t enough hours in the day, before I had 8 people in my family who are underfoot while I’m trying to prepare fancy things. Nowadays, I go for quick & easy, appetizers and dips that can be made ahead of time in a matter of a few minutes with just a few ingredients, no rolling, fluting, no sautéing, just minimal prep and maximum flavor. I’ve found that when entertaining, people like dips, lots of dips. When I found this dip recipe on Pinterest the name literally made me laugh “Crack Dip”, yep because its SOOO good that its like Crack (the drug)! Yeah, the title isn’t too class or family friendly, I would just love to have my child tell their teacher that mommy made “Crack Dip”. So, I renamed this deliciousness in a bowl: Classy Bacon Cheddar Dip. Sounds just a tad more refined, right? I usually double this recipe when I have a large group
(12 or more is large in my book), and only place ½ of it in the serving dish, reserving the other ½ in the refrigerator until its time to refill the bowl. This stuff goes like wild-fire, it’s that good!
16 ounces Sour Cream (you can use light if you prefer)
1 ounce package of Ranch Dip Mix (I use store brand)
3 ounces of Real Bacon Bits (Store brand again)
1 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Mix all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve. Delicious with ridged potato chips, veggies or baked pita chips.
Original recipe from: http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/appetizers-and-snacks/cheddar-bacon-dip-a-k-a-crack-dip/