A similar texture to cream cheese frosting, this two-ingredient wonder combines yogurt and peanut butter for an out-of-this-world, decadently creamy fruit dip.
Have you ever worked with someone who had the uncanny ability to think the same thoughts you were thinking at the exact time you were thinking them? That’s what it used to be like to work with my good friend Nicole, aka Prevention R.D., who beat me this season to blogging the recipe for this Easy Peanut Butter Dip, both she and I have made dozens of times both together and separately. Nevertheless, it’s soooo good, and we’ve been eating so much of it lately, that I just had to share it myself. (Sorry Nicole.)
I’ve been working in the nutrition field for over 25 years on a lot of teams with a lot of different people. But, Nicole, my Easy Peanut Butter Dip buddy, was (and still is) special. She’s just so smart and so much fun! Plus, she’s an amazing chef and a far better blogger than I. She’s been doing it for years even though I doubt she’s turned 30 yet! Please check out Nicole’s blog, her delicious and healthy recipes, and her cutie-pie kids at preventionrd.com.
Back to the dip. Nicole and I used to make this dip for food demos, cooking classes, work meetings, health fairs and more. One of my Nutrition Educators, Caroline, just made this for a food demo at Meijer and at Aldi. It’s so easy and so delicious! I’m not sure where this recipe originated but it’s definitely a keeper. It’s ultra-creamy, frosting-like texture is what sold me first. Then of course, two of my all-time favorite flavors, peanut butter and vanilla, sealed the deal.
Another true story: I introduced this Easy Peanut Butter Dip to my amazing in-laws a few years ago. Eleanor and Bob eat apples almost every day; fall, winter, spring and summer. Since they learned how to make this dip, they mix up a big batch of it to eat with their daily apples at least once a week. Like my husband, they are definitely creatures of habit so thank goodness, this dip is healthy! The Greek yogurt provides a hefty dose of protein and calcium which many of us need more of as we age. And, the peanut butter provides a good amount of healthy fat to keep our arteries healthy and tummies feeling full, another bonus for those trying to maintain a healthy weight.
So really readers, when it comes to apple dip, look no further. Once you make this dip I’ll bet you anything you’ll make it again and again. That’s good news because Michigan’s great and glorious apple season is just beginning.
What’s your favorite apple for dipping? I love Galas.
Peace, love, and good eats; from our Empty Nest to yours.
Mr. EN’s Take on This Dish: “Mmmmm. Is there any way to add chocolate to it?”
Easy Peanut Butter Dip
Yield 8 servings
- 1 cup non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- Combine peanut butter and yogurt it a bowl. Stir until well-blended. Note: at first it looks like these two ingredients will not come together. Keep stirring!
- Serve with fresh-cut apples.
- Serving size is about 2 1/2 tablespoons.
- Be sure to use Greek yogurt, traditional style yogurt is too runny.
- This dip keeps 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium 46 mg
Total Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.