Peanut butter and apples is a favorite snack around my house. My kids eat a plate of apples with a scoop of plain peanut butter almost every day. A few nights ago, I was taking snacks over to a friends house for a party and she requested fruit if possible. I had only apples in the house, so I decided to make a quick peanut butter dip to go with them. I was aiming for something a teeny bit healthier than the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip that I made last year. While I still love that one, it is definitely a dessert!
I bought a huge package of cream cheese a couple weeks ago; when I was making Cream Cheese Pancakes for the hundredth time – slight exaggeration here, but only slight. I combined the extra cream cheese with the peanut butter and just sweetened it to taste. Judging from the fact that at least 4 people requested the recipe, (I couldn’t stop laughing when I told them how simple it was) I’m calling this a success. What’s not to love about an appetizer that takes about 3 minutes to throw together? We were dipping apples and pretzels into this all night and I refilled the bowl a couple times.
I made a second small batch today and snapped a picture right before my boys inhaled every bite in about two and a half minutes. You can adjust the sweetness as much or as little as you like. I’ve made this with both brown sugar and honey. Personally, I liked the brown sugar version best, but both were tasty.