Easy enough for kids to make, this simple, healthy, 2-ingredient peanut butter dip is perfect for after-school snacking, lunch packing, and picnicking.
Why You Will Love this Recipe
Some years ago while grabbing a quick snack between chauffeuring soccer runs, I mixed up this Peanut Butter Dip for myself almost accident. I remember the first time I dipped an apple slice into it, thinking, "Why has no one told me about this combo before‽ How did I get through decades of toddlers and preschoolers without knowing this?" It has since become one of my favorite healthy snacks.
A Healthy Compromise
Peanut butter, while a great source of protein, is also high in calories. We love dipping peanut butter, but those calories add up fast! This easy recipe cuts that problem nearly in half.
While full-fat peanut butter has an average of 100 calories per tablespoon, this peanut butter dip comes in at just over half that, at about 110 calories for a 2 tablespoon serving (along with 5 grams of protein!).
The thing I love most about this recipe though is just how simple it is to whip up. It's literally easy enough for a toddler to make! Both ingredients are kitchen staples (at least at our house), so it's a snap to pull it together when you need a tasty, sustaining snack at the last minute.
This creamy peanut butter dip is slightly sweet, making it perfect for dipping fruits, but it's also great on savory dippers like pretzels, tortilla triangles, and celery sticks.
What Goes into this Recipe
This ultra-easy recipe requires only two simple ingredients.
Ingredient Notes & Substitutions
★ Peanut butter: We have three different kinds of peanut butter in our kitchen at any given time, and I've made this dip with all of them. Use the peanut butter you like best.
Natural Peanut Butter: I find that when I make this dip with a natural peanut butter (like Adam's) it requires a little bit more yogurt to give it the creamy, fluffy consistency we like.
★ Yogurt: We prefer to use a Greek yogurt for this dip: it makes the dip more creamy and fluffy. However, a regular Swiss yogurt also works just fine.
Many yogurt flavors taste delicious in this mix. Suggested flavors include vanilla, banana, coconut, lemon, and honey.
Plain yogurt: You can also use plain Greek yogurt. In this case, you may want to add a little honey or brown sugar to sweeten it up just a bit.
How to Make Peanut Butter Fruit Dip
Put the peanut butter and yogurt into a bowl. Use a spoon to blend them together.
Serve with sliced apples, bananas, graham crackers, celery, pretzels, etc.
Refrigerate any unused dip for up to 3 days.
Peanut butter dip and dippers are an easy after-school snacks for kids! The possibilities are practically endless, but here's a list of dippers to get you started.
- Apple slices
- Asian pear slices
- Bananas coins
- French toast sticks
- Tortilla triangles
- Celery sticks
- Graham crackers
You can also use this as a creamy peanut butter spread. It makes heavenly pancake or tortilla roll-ups!
Pro-Tip: My current favorite dipping combo is a graham cracker spread with peanut butter dip and a little dollop of pumpkin butter. So good!
FAQs & Expert Tips
This is literally the easiest recipe ever to scale, up or down.
Use a ratio one part yogurt to one part peanut butter (1:1) and scale the recipe to your needs, from a single serving to a gallon.
You can make this peanut butter dip recipe with any nut butter. Because nut butters vary in consistency, you may have to play with the butter-to-yogurt ratio a bit to get it to the thickness you want.
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2-Ingredient Creamy Peanut Butter Dip
- 1 small bowl
- 1 spoon
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup vanilla Greek yogurt or honey, coconut, banana yogurt, etc.
- Put the peanut butter and yogurt into a bowl. Use a spoon to blend them together. That’s it.
- Serve with sliced apples, bananas, graham crackers, celery, pretzels, etc.
- Refrigerate any unused dip for up to 3 days.
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Originally published January 8, 2014. This post has been updated with new content, images, and recipe instructions to improve reader experience.