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Recipe for Scrabble Dip (and Fun)

Updated on October 12, 2015
Play a Better Game with Scrabble Dip!
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To Fudge or Not To Fudge on Scrabble Dip?



Should we fudge on Scrabble?

That was the question we had to ask ourselves!

What would you do?

Imagine, for a moment, just what the possibilities could be!

But be careful, anything is liable to happen...





A Game of Scrabble Could be its Own Reward, but what if a Dip were Available to Enhance the Experience?


Let’s just say that if a friend's wallpaper project in her foyer became overwhelming for her and she asked you to help her finish it, and it took a long time as well as a lot of mental and physical energy, and then that friend said, “Hey, we did a good job, let’s celebrate,” well, you might suggest that the two of you would spend a couple of hours playing Scrabble and solving all the problems of the world the next day.

And if, during the next day's festivities, that friend happened to make the word fudge with her tiles, which happens to be a pretty good word to use when playing Scrabble, and it made you start thinking about chocolate so much that it caused you to mention your fondness for it to her (with an apparent yearning), she might perhaps somehow get the idea that a snack was in order.


Spell S-N-A-C-K with Scrabble
Spell S-N-A-C-K with Scrabble | Source

So, the two of you could quickly get to the point of wanting something that is a little bit healthier than fudge, and that would likely make you decide to fiddle with a spur of the moment snack recipe.

Kicking around some ideas based on what was handy (because neither of you wanted to take time to go to a store) could make this an iffier proposition than the wall paper project, but you plunge in with bravado anyway.

Chocolate would still be the first ingredient, but what to do with it? Perhaps the better question is, what can't you do with it, but almond butter might sound pretty good too. However, if the only cracker type thingys in the house were organic tostidos…nah, nope, nada.

Hmmm...apple slices would be good for dipping if you melted the Ghirardelli with the MaraNatha and added some agave sweetener to the concoction, um, recipe. This is already good!

If all that happened, and if it turned out to be a very enjoyable snack, you could write a short quick hub about it and include the recipe. Since that would be the case in such a case, here you go!


Scrabble Dip is an Easy Recipe just for Fun

  • 2 Tablespoons Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
  • 2 Tablespoons MaraNatha Almond Butter
  • 2 Scant Teaspoons Agave sweetener
  • 2 Large apples

Instructions

  1. Put a Tablespoon of the baking chips into two small microwave safe bowls and soften on a low setting. (Remember that chocolate burns easily.)
  2. Mix in a tablespoon of almond butter, warming again if needed to mix well.
  3. Stir a teaspoon of agave into each bowl, continuing to warm if necessary to mixing well.
  4. Wash, core, and slice 2 large apples.
  5. Serve with laughter and a cup of your favorite tea.

Scrabble Goes With Good Snacks!

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    • RTalloni profile image
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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Blond Logic:

      Yes indeed, fun games and fun foods brings people together--thanks much for your feedback here!

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      Mary Wickison 3 years ago from Brazil

      Scrabble and dips go hand in hand. We always had something close at hand when it wasn't our turn. Sharing food and good times, brings everyone closer together.

      Pinning this one.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      moonlake:

      Oh yes, any word game counts! :) Thanks for stopping in and I hope you get to enjoy this dip soon!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Would Words With Friends count. The dips sound great. Voted up.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      tarajeyaram:

      Hope you get to enjoy the dip soon--it's delicious. So appreciate your visit and comments, and the link! I'll return the favor and link yours to my other on Scrabble. :)

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      tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

      Scrabble is a wonderful board game to play with family and friends. I am going to try your dips. I am going to link this to my "Gift Ideas for Kids". Hope you don't mind. Great hub.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      James:

      Scrabble rules, no question about it!

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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      I love Scrabble and play it every chance I get. Which means any time I can get a sucker to play with me. :D

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Sunshine625:

      I was a little confused at first, but no problem, I understand perfectly. Cloverleaf has such a happy, bright smile.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Sunshine625:

      Thanks so much! So appreciate the encouragement!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Cloverleaf:

      I hadn't thought of that angle--good stuff! Now I'll have to make double batches. :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      My apologies for the incorrect name, cloverleaf smile always catches my attention :) this is a fantastic hub! Well done!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Cloverleaf, you cease to amaze me! I love this hub! You are always full of surprises! Keep up the fantastic work! :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks much, alvinalex. Appreciate your input!

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi rtalloni,

      This is awesome! I love scrabble and scrabble snacks are a must. My husband may very well be more interested in your delicious treat than the game itself...but that's ok because it will be a nice decoy while I go ahead and beat him :-)

      Cloverleaf.

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      alvinalex 5 years ago

      Interesting Hub! Voted Up.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      carcro:

      Spur of the moment does indeed sometimes turn out the best. Your take on it is great. Thanks much for sharing it with us!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      KoffeeKlatch Gals:

      Two of the loves of my life, for sure! :) Hope you enjoy the dip recipe.

      Thanks bunches for coming by!

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      Paul Cronin 5 years ago from Winnipeg

      I'm not the cook in our home, but my wife constantly amazes me with her spur of the moment creations, much like you've high lighted in your hub! These are always the best, as you didn't expect anything and ended up with something delicious...Thanks for sharing your spur of the moment recipe!

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I love Scrabble and I love chocolate. The apple is a bonus. I will be trying your dip, it sounds delicious.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Thank you, Barbsbitsnpieces! This hub is an effort at something different and fun. So appreciate your kind words and visit!

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      Barbara Anne Helberg 5 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

      @RTalloni...One of the most clever and creative Hubs I've read is this different angle to Scrabble! Thanks!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      bizzymom:

      It's fun food for fun times! Thanks much for coming by with your input!

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      bizzymom 5 years ago from New York

      Sounds like a great snack! Love the story and playing scrabble!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      katyzzz: So glad you enjoyed the read. :)

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      katyzzz 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      A novel approach to a hub, makes for more interesting reading, well done, see you soon

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks much, randomcreative. It may become a tradition for us... :)

      Appreciate your stopping by!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Fun! Who doesn't love a good snack for game time?

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Movie Master:

      Thanks so much--I'm so glad you enjoyed this odd hub.

      I am a Scrabble nut and have to make myself stop playing. Actually, it's fortunate that I know no one else who loves it like I do for we would play too much. :)

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      funmontrealgirl:

      Thanks kindly--sometimes I just have to write something fun. So glad you enjoyed it. Hope you get to try the recipe sometime. :)

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      funmontrealgirl 5 years ago from Montreal

      Haha. Random. Love it. Nice recipe for fun and relaxing. :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love scrabble and I love the sound of this chocolate recipe, clever hub, great!

      Thanks for sharing.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      thougtforce:

      You are welcome. Hope you enjoy the dip with your family and friends!

      Thanks kindly for the visit! :)

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      Scrabble is a favorite board game for me, so this hub is just right! Your recipes and a few friends playing Scrabble will make a perfect match!

      Thanks for sharing this!

      Tina

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      anginwu:

      Can't go wrong with those ingredients! Hope you enjoy the Scrabble session with the Scrabble Dip!

      Thanks much for stopping in and joining the dialog. :)

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Scrabble and chocolate--how can one go wrong for some jolly good times. The recipe looks simple and easy, so I may just scrabble-up to some on my next scrabble session. Rated up.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      nightbear:

      Chocolate and Scrabble certainly do make a great combination for chillin' and dealin'.

      Thanks so much for coming by with your input!

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      Susan Kaul 5 years ago from Michiagn, USA

      Great solution to world problems!!! lol, I love this recipe and I love scrabble. How could we go wrong. thanks!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      marellen:

      Sometimes those 3 letter words take the game! You might enjoy studying up on the 2 and 3 letter words that keep a Scrabble game moving. Still, if you take that extra time, shuffle your letter tiles around on your tray, you might come up with that word that gets you 50 extra bonus points. Not much in the grand scheme of things, but a fun mental vacation. Besides that, you can make and enjoy this recipe! So glad you like it and hope you do enjoy it with games you do like to play! :)

      (Oh, I should tell you, one reason we enjoy the game is that we play a friendly game--even though we're all very competitive. We help each other make words and we stop each other from making duh-uh mistakes if we see them in time. We play to enjoy each other's company more than anything--then to exercise our brains.)

      So appreciate your visits!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      The Dirt Farmer:

      Appreciate your visit and comments very much. So glad you enjoyed this!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Glenn Stok:

      Thanks kindly. Agave is indeed a great choice. So appreciate that you stopped by with your input!

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      marellen 5 years ago

      RTalloni.....I have never been good at Scrabble.....it seems to take me forever to come up with a word and then its only three letters....I will never win that way......I love the recipe......

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      Jill Spencer 5 years ago from United States

      What a clever hub! Enjoyed it.

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      Glenn Stok 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Cute introduction to get into the recipe. I noticed you use Agave for a sweetener. I use it too instead of dangerous chemical sweeteners. Nice healthy touch. I voted up and useful.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      SusieQ42:

      Thanks! Yes, it does take longer in some cases. Those are the games in which I get other things done. Waiting on the slow player would be a great time to make this recipe, and eat it too! :) (I've been known to crochet, write a hub, and a variety of other stuff and such during those waiting times.)

      Thank you for reading the hub--and for adding to the conversation.

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      SusieQ42 5 years ago

      Cute idea! Scrabble is my game, but if I play it with my hubby it could take hours. So, I wait for my son to come visit. Now the chocolate idea...it wouldn't take him hours to consume that!!! Thanks for a fun read.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      You are welcome.

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      marellen: A writer who doesn't like Scrabble? I wonder if that is a common thing? Maybe you will like the recipe, anyway. :)

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      This is a good idea. I love to play scrabble and this one sounds fun. Thanks for sharing.

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      marellen 5 years ago

      Sounds good to me but I don't like Scrabble byt any other board game will do....Thanks for sharing.