March 14th, 2014
Delicious, healthy snacks always seem like the hardest recipes to come by, so I had to share this quick Peanut Butter Dip that I whipped up for classroom snack duty. (Yes, we can bring peanut butter to school, but you can also use Sun Butter or your other favorite peanut butter alternative in this recipe.)
This easy recipe uses wholesome, kid-favorite ingredients like peanut butter and honey to create a sweet and nutritious dip that makes serving fruit—or celery or whole grain crackers—more fun. You can pack it in your little’s one lunch box, save it for after school, or even swirl some into vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt for dessert.
Peanut Butter Snack Dip
(can be shared with kids 12+ mos)*
Makes 3/4 cups
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup whipped cream cheese
2 tablespoons honey*
3 tablespoons apple juice or cider
1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and use an electric mixer to combine. Keep mixing until the mixture takes on a soft, creamy consistency. Serve or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
*Note: You might think that I recommend this for 12-months and up because of the peanuts, but it’s actually because of the honey, which is not safe to feed to children under 1-year-old under any circumstances due to risk of botulism. If you also have concerns about feeding your little one peanuts, read up on how to safety introduce high-allergen foods.