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Creamy Peanut Butter Apple Dip

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This fluffy and creamy peanut butter dip is the perfect after school snack with fresh apples and salty pretzels.

A serving bowl has creamy peanut butter apple dip and is topped with salted peanuts. There are green apple slices in the dip and on the plate with pretzels.

When apples are crisp and juicy and perfectly in season, nothing is better than dipping them in this creamy peanut butter apple dip!

When the kids come in starving after school and you want to serve them a healthy apple snack, this dip is the perfect solution because it also offers a little bit of protein to the mix.

You can store the peanut butter dip in single-serving containers for an easy grab and go snack with a bag of pre-cut apple wedges and some salty pretzels for dunking.

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Why This is the Best Recipe

There are lots of easy after school snacks you can make for the kids but I think this is the best peanut butter apple dip recipe because:

  1. Just 3 Ingredients: The short list of items needed keeps this budget friendly and easy to make!
  2. Fast & Easy: You'll be done prepping the dip in no time and the kids can enjoy it all week long.
  3. Filled with Protein: The peanut butter and cream cheese will help the snack give lasting energy to hungry kids but the sweet marshmallow creme and juicy apples give a quick burst of energy.

Ingredients

The 3 easy ingredients to make the dip are on the counter.

The peanut butter dip is made with just three simple ingredients:

  • Creamy Natural Peanut Butter
  • Marshmallow Fluff / Marshmallow Creme
  • Cream Cheese: You can use fat-free, reduced fat, or full fat cream cheese.

Creamy Peanut Butter vs. Crunchy Peanut Butter

Creamy peanut butter definitely works better than crunchy peanut butter when it comes to mixing together this creamy dip.

If you want more crunchy peanut texture, simply fold in a few chopped peanuts to the mix or sprinkle them on top of the serving bowl.

I love to add a few chopped honey roasted peanuts for flavor and texture.

How to Make It

Soften the cream cheese. Add it to a large mixing bowl and beat it with a handmixer until smooth.

The large mixing bowl has the whipped cream cheese, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff about to be beaten by a hand mixer.

Add the peanut butter and marshmallow cream and fold them in until evenly combined.

The peanut butter dip has been stirred together in the mixing bowl.

Storage Tips

Be sure to store the prepared peanut butter dip in an airtight container in the fridge.

It will last for at least a week, longer if the cream cheese is fresh.

If you plan to pack it for a snack on the go, be sure to include an ice pack for the lunch bag.

Serving Suggestions

A bowl of creamy peanut butter apple dip has fresh apples, pretzels, and spicy nuts on top.

This delicious creamy peanut butter apple dip tastes great with fresh slices of juicy apples, salty pretzels, or even hearty crackers.

As I mentioned, I love to sprinkle a few honey roasted peanuts right on top of the serving bowl. They look pretty and taste fantastic with the dip.

You could use it as a fluffernutter peanut butter sandwich spread and slice the apples thinly. Assemble on a delicious oatmeal bread for a fun lunch.

More Fun Fall Snacks

Apples and peanut butter go hand in hand this season.

You may enjoy these other fun snack ideas:

๐Ÿ“– Recipe

A serving bowl has creamy peanut butter apple dip and is topped with salted peanuts. There are green apple slices in the dip and on the plate with pretzels.

Creamy Peanut Butter Apple Dip

5 from 1 vote
This fluffy and creamy peanut butter dip is the perfect after school snack with fresh crispy apples and salty pretzels.
TOTAL TIME 10 minutes
PREP TIME 10 minutes
YIELD 2 cups of dip

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 8 oz marshmallow fluff
  • 1 (8 oz) brick cream cheese softened

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the three ingredients together with a hand mixer until well blended.
  • Garnish with honey roasted peanuts (optional) and serve alongside apples & pretzels.
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Creamy peanut butter apple dip with apples and pretzels on top, an apple picking basket full of apples on bottom.

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