No matter the season, there are some party staples you simply can’t do without: Fun music, good friends, and at least one episode involving broken glass. Not to mention, the ubiquitous bowl of scoop-able dip that either winds up scraped to the bottom — or left untouched and sad, in the corner of the snack table.
As simple as it seems, a party dip often walks the fine line between creamy goodness and gelatinous goo. And basic though it may be, we cannot overstate the crucial role it plays. An unmentioned guest of honor, a solid dip will ensure your guests leave happy — not early.
To that end, we’ve rounded up three fail-proof dip recipes. Each can be whipped up with minimal effort, with the added bonus that they’re all way healthier than the cellulite-in-a-can variety you find at most grocery stores. More important? Each is guaranteed to pass the chip test. We speak from experience — and we’re very experienced.