Long-time readers of my blog know that I have a favorite recipe. It's for something called crack dip and the name is self-explanatory.

I love me some crack dip. When you find out what's in it, you might think it doesn't sound that appealing. But trust me on this, it's fantastic. It's the perfect combination of sweet, smoky, and spicy. Recently I was gutted devastated dismayed to learn that one of the key ingredients is no longer being carried at SuperTarget (which was one of the only places you could buy it). When people first brought this to my attention I brushed it off. Certainly my SuperTarget would still be carrying it. Maybe a few random SuperTargets across the country are sold out or something, but I doubt it's really gone.

Dudes. It's gone.

Gone, gone, gone.

You will no longer be able to find THIS in SuperTarget stores. (I'm crying as I type this.) *


However, I am nothing if not resourceful. I have an Internet connection and a computer (and Google!). Plus I'm highly motivated. After a little searching I found THIS.
 I found it on Amazon. You can buy it here.

Yes, it's a little more expensive. Yes, that sucks. But it's crack dip. CRACK DIP, Y'ALL!

So, for those of you who are not familiar with crack dip, here's the recipe:

Dump the whole jar of the roasted pineapple and habanero dip into a medium-size bowl.

Next, add two packages of Philadelphia brand cream cheese. Leave the cream cheese out for a few hours so that it comes to room temperature and is very soft. Really mix this together well. You don't want big chunks of cream cheese, and sometime it helps to use the back of a big spoon to smooth them out.

Use the reduced-fat cream cheese if you want (it won't affect the awesomeness of the dip). Do not, under any circumstances, use the fat-free crap because I'll be notified telepathically, my head will explode, and zombies will eat my brain. So don't do that, okay?

After you've combined the cream cheese and the habanero and roasted pineapple dip, add an 8 ounce package of shredded Kraft sharp cheddar cheese. Mix well.



This next part is important. You're going to add some diced red onion, but not too much (start with a few tablespoons and add from there). I once thought that if a little red onion was good, a whole lot would be better but all it did was overpower the dip and I had to throw it away and start over which made me cry. So be careful. You can always add a little more, but you can't take it out once it's in there. I'd say 1/4 of a small red onion is plenty.

Mix, cover, and refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve the dip with Ritz crackers. Town House Toppers also work well (you really need a sturdy cracker).



No matter where you go, if you bring this dip people will love you. They'll stand around the bowl raving about it and you'll have to give everyone the recipe. A friend gave it to me back in 2008 and I've been making it ever since. Occasionally, someone will turn their nose up at crack dip when you tell them what's in it, but after you force them to try it anyway, they'll be the one parked next to the bowl shoveling in dip-covered crackers like it's their job. I guarantee it. 

And just to prove to you how much I love this stuff, one of you will win a jar of the roasted pineapple and habanero dip so you can make it at home and see what all the fuss is about.

As always, this giveaway is open to everyone. I don't care where you live. If you win, I'll ship it to you.

Tracey

*If they're still carrying the roasted pineapple and habanero dip at your SuperTarget, buy every jar on the shelf.



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message 1: by Amy (new)

Amy Gulbranson I am crying in my coffee (well, hot tea) this morning as I read my best friend's blog! If you haven't read something written by Tracey yet, you MUST! If you want to laugh, check out this blog post (or some of her originals). If you want adventure and romance, read On The Island and Uncharted. If you want mature adult women's issues, read Covet (coming out in September). And, of course, you must make crack dip!!


message 2: by Clarissa *Reel it the F in* (last edited Aug 23, 2013 06:59AM) (new)

Clarissa *Reel it the F in* Lafirst OMG the actual dip sounds good but the red onion and cheddar is throwing me off lol! I will try it though. I have a favorite that is similar (the sauce) the pampered chef jalepeno pineapple is a favorite. You should try it and use with this recipe! There is also this "jam Lady" at the local farmers market who makes her own habenro pineapple jelly omg it is amazing. Okay , i have to try this dip now. Myabe this weekend. Ill bring you some bottles of the pamp chef and the market lady ones when I go visit you at your signing in september!

by the way.... this had me cracking up.....


message 3: by Donna (new)

Donna Antaramian Amazon has everything


message 4: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth I made the Crack Dip when I found your recipe through your Funny in the Hood blog. I can confirm that it is absolutely delish. My family loved it! Thanks for posting about it again.


message 5: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Costco also has some kind of pineapple habanero salsa too! They give out samples of it with cream cheese on crackers, so good!


message 6: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen Sounds great! Thanks for the recipe.

Love this.


message 7: by Tabatha (new)

Tabatha This sounds amazing, I would never find a jar of this in England unless I scoured every nook and cranny of the country!! I love home made recipes they are always soooo good! Definitely going to try this! Thanks :)


message 8: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Garvis-Graves Clarissa wrote: "OMG the actual dip sounds good but the red onion and cheddar is throwing me off lol! I will try it though. I have a favorite that is similar (the sauce) the pampered chef jalepeno pineapple is a fa..."

Just trust me, Clarissa. I know it sounds gross but it's not. And you can skip the red onion if you want. But don't skip the cheddar cheese. Make some now. YUM.


message 9: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Garvis-Graves Elizabeth wrote: "I made the Crack Dip when I found your recipe through your Funny in the Hood blog. I can confirm that it is absolutely delish. My family loved it! Thanks for posting about it again."

Yay!!! Elizabeth made the dip and everyone loved it. :)


message 10: by Kimberly (last edited Sep 01, 2013 10:40AM) (new)

Kimberly Tracey, Costco sells a 37oz bottle of the Robert Rothschild Farm brand that you bought from Amazon.

I made it last night. We all loved it! Thanks, Tracey!


message 11: by Lola (new)

Lola Figueroa I just looked it up on my local supermarket website(Wegmans) and it says it's available at selected stores UGH!!!Hopefully I'll find it and try it out this Friday at my Girls-Only Fantasy Football Draft Party!! wish me luck


message 12: by Joyce (new)

Joyce Nalaielua Quirch I use to eat this when I was a kid. My Aunt made it. We didn't call it crack dip, but that's what it should've been called.


message 13: by Julie (new)

Julie Laz There are a lot of recipes for crack dip on Pinterest but they aren't this one (at least that I saw)........it is now Tracey Garvis Graves crack dip


message 14: by Karen (new)

Karen Harry and David also has something similar. :)


message 15: by Karen (new)

Karen Jessica wrote: "Costco also has some kind of pineapple habanero salsa too! They give out samples of it with cream cheese on crackers, so good!"

Costco just stopped making it. :(


message 16: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Garvis-Graves Kimberly wrote: "Tracey, Costco sells a 37oz bottle of the Robert Rothschild Farm brand that you bought from Amazon.

I made it last night. We all loved it! Thanks, Tracey!"


My neighbor just brought me some from Costco, Kimberly! It's a huge bottle. I now have two in my cupboard. :)


message 17: by Melissa (new)

Melissa But...surely MY SuperTarget has that!


message 18: by Tracey (new)

Tracey Garvis-Graves I've heard they're bringing it back, Melissa! :) Just in time for the summer social season.


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