Peanut Butter Apple Dip
Peanut butter dip makes the perfect 3wafternoon snack or healthy dessert. Dip it, smear it. Just plain love it. Because chocolate and peanut butter just go together like yum, oh, yum.
Peanut Butter Dip is definitely one of our go-tos when it comes to satisfying our peanut butter and chocolate cravings. It will be your favorite too, we promise.
Peanut Butter Dip 101
Just 5 ingredient to make this magical dip. What’s not to love about that?
What do I need to make peanut butter dip? Cream cheese, powdered peanut butter, mini chocolate chips (you can use sugar free if desired, more on that below), confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla extract.
What’s the nutritional value of powdered peanut butter? Natural peanut butter is great, of course. But the value of peanut butter in powdered form is a serious cut in calories without sacrificing flavor, fiber and protein. Two tablespoons of peanut butter are around 190 calories, whereas powdered peanut butter is around 45. That’s a HUGE difference!
Can you make this low carb? YES. It’s really simple to make this low carb but simple swapping the powdered sugar with sugar-free powdered swerve and then using sugar-free chocolate chips.
What does peanut better dip taste like? Like our inner child, dancing around without a care in the world. Seriously though, this dip tastes a lot like peanut butter cookie dough. And happiness.
Dip it real good
There are so many options for this peanut butter dip, we’d like to share a few of our favorites with you!
- Spoon it. Just a spoonful to savor allllll by itself. So. Good.
- Apple slices are a fabulous choice, especially if they are a little chilled. Something about chilled apples just makes it SO much better. Pretty much any fruit is going to taste great with this dip.
- Graham crackers are great as well! Check out these Keto Graham Crackers
- Celery is the unexpected solid choice. If you love peanut butter and raisins on celery, you will DEFINITELY dig this dip.
- Pita chips are a crunchy dip-worthy option as well.
How to serve this dip … be the talk of the party
This dip is especially well suited for a party environment and it sure to have your guests talking!
We love using this as the centerpiece for a party platter. Providing an assortment of the dip-ables above makes it a one-size fits all kind of dip.
Store, savor and save
As with any food that has dairy in its DNA, you’re going to want to store your dip in the refrigerator, preferably in an airtight container. Your dip will last up to a week when properly stored in the refrigerator.
One question that comes up: Can I freeze peanut butter dip? Answer: You can try, but you’re probably not going to like it.
Here’s why. Cream cheese is freezable, but it most definitely alters the texture, making it less creamy/more crumbly. To be perfectly honest, we wouldn’t freeze this dip (if we could even get it to last/resist the temptation to eat it all in the first place.) This is better for a make and take/enjoy type of recipe. This just means you have to put it in your weekly rotation. 😉
Other recipes you might enjoy:
Peanut Butter Apple Dip
- 2 Tablespoons powdered peanut butter
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 Tablespoons confectioner’s sugar ( or sugar-free alternative)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup chocolate chips ( or sugar-free alternative)
- Add powdered peanut butter and water to a small mixing bowl and use a spoon to stir until combined.
- Add cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla extract and stir until well combined. (I used an electric hand mixer, but a large mixing spatula will also work).
- Stir in the chocolate chips and serve with graham crackers, cookies, sliced apples, celery, or eat it straight from a spoon!
So excited to see you using powdered peanut butter! I LOVE that stuff…which means that, this dip? I NEED IT ALL! Pinning!
Oh girly, I am so happy that I took the plunge into powdered peanut butter! I added it to my oatmeal yesterday and went straight to peanut butter heaven!
We were on the same wavelength today, except you’ve given me a healthy alternative!!! Thanks, Becca!!!
I can’t wait to check out your version, Liz! Coming over shortly 🙂
I’ve heard tell of powdered peanut butter but have never actually seen it on store shelves. Did you order it online, Becca? That dip looks marvelous!
Stacy, I ordered the powdered peanut butter from Amazon, but I’ve also seen it at health food stores. It’s so worth buying! If you click on the hyperlink in my recipe, it’ll take you to the product I bought.
Dang lady – this dip sounds wonderful! I’ve always been curious about powdered PB – you sure made good use of it – though – this is more than a snack – I say lets have this for breakfast! 🙂
Thanks, Sweetness! I bought the PB2 ages ago and was really reluctant to try it, because I’m such a HUGE peanut butter lover, but then I realized that it’s just pressed peanuts.. it’s peanut butter without the fat, girly! It’s SO worth buying. I added it to my oatmeal this morning and went straight to PB heaven.
Yeah, low fat means we can eat more, right? Give me a spoon I want to dive right in, looks so good.
Yes, as a matter of fact, low fat DOES mean we can eat more and not feel guilty, Janette! Here’s your spoon… dig in!
Interesting! I’ve never heard of powdered peanut butter. How does the flavor compare with traditional peanut butter?
Coleen, I’m one of those people who’s skeptical of all new products I come across and I have a very picky palate, but let me tell you… this stuff is amazing! It’s all-natural. All they did was press the oil out of the peanuts and reduce what was left into a powder, so it’s essentially peanut flour. You mix it with a little water to turn it into thick peanut butter without all of the fat. I absolutely love it, and I bet you will, too!
What a quick and easy treat! This would be perfect for parties!
Quick and easy is the only way to go when you need a snack fast, Lisa!
Of all the dessert dips I’ve ever made, peanut butter dip was obviously the best. Great idea to make it slightly less sinful.
I have to agree, Erin. This was the first time I went for a sweet dip, and now I’m afraid there’s no turning back!
ive got some crackers and im ready to dip in. oh and strawberries too. i cant believe this is low fat, you’re killing me with how bad i want this!
Oooo, I hadn’t thought of strawberries for this dip, but Kelsey, that’s an awesome idea!
I’m such a sucker for a cream cheese based dip, especially when chocolate and peanut butter are involved. Pass me a spoon! 😀
Carla, every time I see you post a cream cheese dip, I always think it’s the greatest idea ever! This was the first truly sweet dip I’ve made, and I am NOT regretting the decision!
Becca – it’s as if a cannoli met a Reese’s peanut butter cup and they decided to go on a diet together:) What fun! Although I have to admit I’m tempted by the full-fat version, slathered on a chocolate cookie.
You know what, Laura? I’ve never had a cannoli, so if it tastes anything like this dip, I need to try one ASAP! P.S. Chocolate cookies and a full fat version of this dip? YES, please!
Becca, I’m not going to lie. I’d eat the whole damn dip with a spoon. Then I’ll eat a salad and call it a balanced meal.
And that, sweet Arman, is why you’re a freaking culinary genius! I love the way you think!
Chef Becca, I’ve never heard of powdered peanut butter before. How cool is that?! This dip looks rich, creamy ‘n decadent – perfect for planting my face in! 😉
A few years ago I had several jars of powdered peanut butter in my pantry. I really need to stock up again. I loved it and love the sounds of your dip.
Ohhhhhh man this would totally be dangerous at my house! …because I’d probably down the whole entire bowl in like 5.8 seconds. Actually, I’m thinking this needs to happen. #worthit
Chris, my friend… the calories in this peanut butter dip are totally worth walking a couple of laps around the block for. Besides, you need to store up all of the excess energy you can, because pretty soon, you’ll be singing the “sleepless new parent” blues as you try to form coherent sentences during the day! 🙂
This would make a great dessert for a back packing trip using yogurt as cream cheese it is a little more stable without refrigeration and could survive until the second night before combining the ingredients. Thank you.
That sounds like a great idea, Laura! I hope you enjoy the peanut butter dip recipe!
Have you ever made it with fat free cream cheese? Is it still any good? Or nonfat plain Greek yogurt?
We’ve 100% made it with fat free cream cheese and it’s really good. 🙂