Peanut Butter Apple Dip – Barefeet in the Kitchen


Peanut Butter Apple Dip is simple and slightly sweet, perfect to enjoy with apples, pretzels, or anything you can dip into it.

peanut butter dip in blue bowl with apples around it

Peanut Butter Dip

Apples and peanut butter are daily snacks around my house. My kids eat a plate of apples with a scoop of plain peanut butter almost every day.

Random but does anyone else have to ration peanut butter at their house? I am not joking when I say my kids treat apples as the condiment on top of peanut butter instead of the other way around.

A few nights ago, I was taking snacks over to a friend’s house for a party and she requested fruit if possible. I had only apples in the house, so I decided to make a quick peanut butter dip to go with them.

I was aiming for something a teeny bit healthier than the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip that I made last year. While I still love that one, it is definitely a dessert!

Peanut Butter Apple Dip

I bought a huge package of cream cheese a couple of weeks ago; when I was making Cream Cheese Pancakes for the hundredth time – slight exaggeration here, but only slight. I combined the extra cream cheese with the peanut butter and just sweetened it to taste.

Judging from the fact that at least 4 people requested the recipe, (I couldn’t stop laughing when I told them how simple it was) I’m calling this a success.

What’s not to love about an appetizer that takes about 3 minutes to throw together? I learned a long time ago to have a few things in my back pocket that I could whip up at a moment’s notice. This has been added to that pocket.

We were dipping apples and pretzels into this all night and I refilled the bowl a couple of times. If I would have had the ingredients I might have made a batch of Caramel Cheesecake Dip to serve along with this one.

I made a second small batch today and snapped a picture right before my boys inhaled every bite in about two and a half minutes. You can adjust the sweetness as much or as little as you like.

I’ve made this with both brown sugar and honey. Personally, I liked the brown sugar version best, but both are tasty options. (For something a wee bit lighter, try this peanut butter dip made with yogurt.

apples surrounding dip in blue bowl

Peanut Butter Dip for Apples

  •  extra crunchy peanut butter
  • cream cheese
  • brown sugar or honey

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and cream cheese and beat with a mixer until smooth. (Or at least until it is as smooth as crunchy peanut butter allows it to be!)
  2. Add 1/4 cup of the sweetener of your choice, blend again, and taste. Add more sweetener, as desired, tasting as you go. Serve with apples at room temperature or chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!
peanut butter and cream cheese dip with apples

Apples and Snacks

Sliced apples, with a drizzle of peanut butter and honey, topped with chocolate peanut butter granola for crunchy apple slices.

Crisp apple slices are drizzled with melted and gooey peanut butter and then topped with a handful of pecans. Sprinkle on chocolate and coconut to make these irresistible Apple Nachos. 

Thick and creamy, cinnamon spice yogurt takes about 10 seconds to stir together and it makes a great dipping sauce. I do love all of the different ways you can use the fruit and yogurt combinations.

peanut dip on sliced apple

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  • In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and cream cheese and beat with a mixer until smooth. (Or at least until it is as smooth as crunchy peanut butter allows it to be!)

  • Add 1/4 cup of the sweetener of your choice, blend again, and taste. Add more sweetener, as desired, tasting as you go. Serve with apples at room temperature or chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Calories: 2522kcal · Carbohydrates: 122g · Protein: 76g · Fat: 207g · Saturated Fat: 65g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 39g · Monounsaturated Fat: 80g · Cholesterol: 229mg · Sodium: 1981mg · Potassium: 2295mg · Fiber: 21g · Sugar: 84g · Vitamin A: 3046IU · Calcium: 382mg · Iron: 6mg

{originally published 1/25/13 – recipe notes and photos updated 9/27/22}

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