I love peanut butter. Smear a spoonful on a sliced apple or a piece of celery and it's snack perfection. Throwing peanut butter on an apple for you and your kiddos is clearly no big deal. So why mess with perfection and what is this Peanut Butter Dip all about…?
Here's the deal. Peanut butter is creamy, healthy and delicious – but it's also a pain in the behind to serve for a group. So if I want to serve a plate full of apple slices at a party – our beloved peanut butter is too sticky, not so dippable, and a bit of a pain to smear. In comes the Peanut Butter Dip. Good thing is – it's still really simple. All your doing is adding a block of neufchatel or cream cheese, brown sugar and milk to the peanut butter. Admittedly it's not as healthy anymore, but we're not eating it by the spoonful here. Not usually, anyhow.
We now have a delicious, spreadable and dippable peanut butter. Easy to serve and no sticky messes. Cut up your apples ahead of time to make this an effortless snack for entertaining. To prevent oxidation/browning – toss apples with the juice from a lemon or soak in a bowl of ice water with a tablespoon or two of lemon juice. This dip really favors apples best, but celery comes in close.
Genevieve, my little helper, loved this Peanut Butter Dip with celery. So much that I couldn't keep her away from the big bowl of dip. She's just way too stinkin' cute : )
I look forward to our local apple season. I pick up apples for less then .50 cents a pound – this dip is a great way to get all those fresh apples eaten up. A batch of this dip goes a long way!
Thanks for reading! I hope you give this Peanut Butter Dip a try and I can't wait to hear about it!
Peanut Butter Dip
- 1 block neufchatel or cream cheese 8 oz at room temp
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/4 cup milk
- Using electric mixers, combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with apple slices, celery, cracker or whatever else you'd like to accompany this peanut butter goodness. Enjoy!