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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pinterest Thursday: Individual Dips

Happy Thursday Everyone! Just in case you missed my guest post over at The Grant Life last week, here it is. I made the following dips for the New Year's party we went to and they were both a huge hit!

Seven Layer Mexican Dip

The first dip is from The Girl Who Ate Everything. It's your pretty standard seven layer Mexican dip, but she served them in individual cups for a party - brilliant! Perfect for serving at a party, plus, no serving dishes to clean after everyone is done.


Here's what you need:
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning (I used a southwest seasoning packet instead)
1 cup guacamole
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 cup chunky salsa or pico de gallo
1 cup shredded cheese
1/2 bunch of green onions, sliced
1 (2.25 ounce) can of sliced olives, drained
9 ounce plastic tumblers
tortilla chips

The measurements are approximate, and I definitely didn't follow them closely. Add the seasoning to either the refried beans or the sour cream and then layer the ingredients. Finish them off by sticking a chip in the top! Yum!

Barbeque Chicken Dip

I adapted this dip from a recipe I found on CDKitchen. I was looking for a dip that would be quick and easy to make, that I already had the ingredients for. I had most of the ingredients that the original recipe called for and then I tweaked it some for my own tastes. This dip got served in individual cups as well.


Here's what I used for this one:
1 (10 ounce) can chopped chicken
1/2 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
4 slices cooked bacon, chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise -- plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 or 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce (I suggest Sweet Baby Ray's, Hickory & Brown Sugar)
1 clementine, juiced
black pepper to taste

Top with green onions

The original recipe called for way fewer onions and some lemon juice, but I love onions so I went a little crazy. I also didn't have any lemon juice, but I did have clementines, so I just added that for the citrus taste. This dip is so good! Handy Andy loved this dip and was asking for leftovers the next day.

*Special piece of advice -- I used my mini chopper to finely chop all of the ingredients that needed it. I love my mini chopper! I got it on Black Friday for $3 and it was the best purchase I made. It's way better than pulling out my big processor and it cleans up so easy! (I was not paid to say any of this by the way, I just love it!)

That's it! I hope you found this helpful and that you try these individual servings for your next party!

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  1. These look yummy! I love the individual idea, so you don't have to keep going back to get more. Thanks for linking up!!

  2. I love this idea! I will definitely be borrowing it for future parties! I just pinned it!

    Thanks for linking up to my FIRST link party!! :)

  3. Just had to tell you that my email has blown up today with pinterest notes telling me this has been repinned! I think it was repinned from my pin alone, 17 times. Wow! People love this idea! :)

  4. Neat idea!! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.


  5. I highlighted this on my blog today. Just thought I'd let you know!

  6. Thats a great idea....I hate double dippers...and every one gets the perfect amount of every layer....Thanks for sharing @ CountryMommaCooks!
    Have a great week!

  7. omg i love this idea.

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