Peanut Butter Dip

Wow, do people love this one! This healthy peanut butter dip is just 4 ingredients and tastes like frosting! Perfect for dipping apples, pretzels or fruit.

Peanut butter dip

Want our best healthy snack trick? This peanut butter dip! It’s just 4 ingredients and somehow tastes like frosting. Really, Alex and I were surprised the first time we tasted it. How is this so good, yet so simple? It’s works for any occasion: a quick snack for kids, a family party, or a big snacks table. Or if you’re me, use it for a sweets craving after a meal! I’ve been making it for me and our toddler Larson, and it disappears in a flash. This is a go-to healthy treat for us: and we’re thrilled to share with you.

Peanut butter dip

What’s in this peanut butter dip?

The other day, Alex and I feed our son Larson some apple slices with peanut butter. I joined in too, but the peanut butter was so thick it was hard to dip the apple slices and get it to stick. What if I made a peanut butter apple dip? I asked. Something creamier so it’s easier to dip? I threw together a few things in our fridge and pantry, and we took a bite. Whoa, said Alex. It tastes like frosting! Somehow what I threw together tasted weirdly good, and we’ve been making it ever since. Here are the secrets behind this peanut butter dip (scroll down for the quantities):

  • Greek yogurt: Use plain, full fat Greek yogurt for the best creamy effect
  • Peanut butter: Use all natural peanut butter if you have it! But whatever you have will do. (You also could use any other nut butter you like.)
  • Pure maple syrup: None of the fake stuff! Use pure, all natural syrup.
  • Vanilla extract

That’s it! Mix them together, and you’ve got the tastiest bowl of apple dip.

Peanut butter apple dip

A quick tip: how to cut apples FAST!

OK, perhaps you already know this trick. But I made it into my 30’s without knowing the fastest way to cut apple slices. (PS Now that I’m a parent, this skill is clutch!) I use to think that I should core the apple with an apple-corer. Or, cut the apple into quarters, then use a paring knife to scoop out the seeds. Not needed! This trick is way easier. See the video below (but you don’t need to peel the apple in this case!).

  1. Holding the core of the apple, use a large chef’s knife to slice off four sides of the apple, cutting as close to the core as possible.
  2. Take one of the quarters and place it flat side down on the cutting board. Then cut it into thin slices.
  3. Repeat with the remaining quarters!
How to slice apples

What else to serve with this dip besides apple?

Green apples are our absolute favorite way to eat this peanut butter dip! I’m partial to the sweet tart taste of a green apple, so it’s our top choice. It also makes it a very healthy snack option. But if you’d prefer to dip with something else, here are all our dipping ideas:

  • Mix of green, red and yellow apples (looks stunning!)
  • Pineapple chunks (here’s how to cut a fresh one)
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi slices
  • Pretzels (the sweet and salty would be perfect!)
  • Graham crackers (you know how people do that with frosting? Here’s the healthy version!)

Our readers always have great ideas for how to serve things! What else would you serve with this peanut butter dip?

Peanut butter dip

When to serve peanut butter dip

We love tricks like this peanut butter dip that work for so many different occasions! But if you’re like us, you easily forget about this idea when you’re on the spot. Like, you get invited to a party with a “bring a snack or side to share” note. Alex and I easily forget what’s in our arsenal (and we do this for a living!). Here are lots of times when it’s great to make this apple dip:

Peanut butter apple dip

A few similar dips!

Outside of this peanut butter dip, we have a few more options of quick and easy dip recipes that are similar! Check out these if you want a variation on this one:

  • Cinnamon Yogurt Fruit Dip Our classic fruit dip flavor! Flavored with vanilla and cinnamon, it comes together in 5 minutes.
  • Pumpkin Yogurt Fruit Dip A seasonal flavor! This pumpkin yogurt fruit dip tastes like fall.
  • Chocolate Hummus A sweet hummus that’s a unique dip for fruit and pretzels! It’s always a hit with guests when entertaining.

This peanut butter dip is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Peanut butter dip

Best Peanut Butter Dip (4 Ingredients!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x

Description

Wow, do people love this one! This healthy peanut butter dip is just 4 ingredients and tastes like frosting! Perfect for dipping apples, pretzels or fruit.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Crushed peanuts, to garnish (optional)
  • Green apple slices, to serve (or pretzels, strawberries, pineapple chunks, graham crackers, etc)

Instructions

  1. Mix the Greek yogurt, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Serve with green apple slices.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: Peanut Butter Dip

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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