A simple whipped peanut butter dip for apple slices or really anything you'd want to dip into peanut butter!
This is a revamped recipe that I orignally wrote back in 2010, but I was reminded about it when Sarah from Fried Dandelions told me about the "apple nachos" she makes her kids. Basically, she makes a slightly thinner version of this sauce using tahini instead of peanut butter and drizzles it onto apples. She says she tops hers off with chia seeds and chocolate chips. Yum!
Instead of a pourable sauce, this is a thicker dip. Darrol Henry refuses to dip the apple slices in it. "No mommy. I will only dip my fingers." I'll call it a success, if a messy one.
The recipe below is tweaked a bit from the original. Instead of agave nectar, I used maple syrup, and I like how the maple flavor teams up with the peanut butter. I also used soy milk instead of soy creamer and halved the amount of sweetener, to make it a little bit healthier. I think it's just as good this way - maybe even better!
Whipped Peanut Butter Dip
- ½ cup natural peanut butter - (If your peanut butter is sweetened, cut the maple syrup in half.)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4-6 tablespoons soy or almond milk - (This will vary depending on the peanut butter you use.)
- In a bowl, mix your peanut butter and maple syrup, stirring until they’re fully combined.
- Start adding the soy milk, one tablespoon at a time. Whip the mixture with a fork in between additions until you have a nice, creamy, dippable texture.
- Serve with sliced apples, crackers, pretzels, or whatever you like for dipping!
Delicious...thankyou. I am using it as a dip with lots of banana pancakes cut into 'fingers' and appleslices for feeding a host of family at a gathering. Also my 3 year old loves it with the apple slices.
Dipping banana pancakes into this is GENIUS! My kid used to love this with apple slices as a toddler, too.
April J Harris
It certainly looks like your little one had fun with the dip, that is for sure! Thank you for sharing this deliciously healthy snack with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.
Thank you, April! He asks for this dip almost every day lately. I'm glad I could cut the sugar back and make it a bit healthier for him!
Oh, this sounds delicious! I love peanut butter with fruit. This would be great with bananas too!
Ooh yum! You might want to thin it out more for bananas, so they dip a bit more easily.