This simple 3 ingredient Peanut Butter Frosting Dip is so good you won't believe it's healthy. It's perfect for dipping all kinds of fruit and other "dippers."
Peanut butter fans will also enjoy this Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding Recipe. It's hard to beat the berry and peanut butter combo. Another kind of peanut butter snack for you or your kids are these Gluten Free Monster Cookie Balls.
Easy Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe
I remember hearing these words leave my 5-year-old's mouth: "I don't want apples. I don't like them."
Screeeeeeeech (nails on chalkboard)!!!!! "Excuse me?!"
As is so normal with Littles, something they liked yesterday may mysteriously move to the "I don't like" list today. Trying to figure THAT process out is futile so I just try to go with it, knowing that it will likely change again, tomorrow.
BUT when it comes to apples, a very commonly liked, truly wonderful food, I was not so willing to give up that easily.
Surely, I can do something to these apples to make them awesome without smothering them in sugar.
Think, Jenna, think...
Then, BOOM! Out of nowhere came this amazing mom idea for a peanut butter dip that wasn't just PB. "I'll mix the main ingredient peanut butter with greek yogurt," I thought to myself. "That might work."
After whisking the two ingredients together I realized I had made a historic #MakeHealthyEasy discovery:
Peanut Butter + Greek yogurt = frosting!
The texture is unreal! It's just like what you would imagine a rich, creamy frosting to taste like -- heavenly.
Now, I realize that I am probably not the first to make this epic ingredient discovery. I haven't searched the internet, but I'm sure this is already out there. For today's purposes though, I am just claiming this culinary flag-in-the-ground moment so, humor me. =)
This 2-3 ingredient frosting does need a little sweetness to really claim that sweet frosting title. I've found you have two options:
- Sweeten with maple syrup, OR
- Use a vanilla Greek yogurt that is already sweetened and skip the maple syrup.
Both options work beautifully and these easy ingredients can be easily found at your local grocery store. This recipe makes about 1 ¼ cups of frosting.
The Best Peanut Butter Frosting
I wish I could've captured the faces of each member of Team Braddock as they tasted this fluffy peanut butter frosting dip for the first time. It was fantastic and the dip received rave reviews. As quickly as Jackson became an apple-hater, he returned to the good side and scarfed (I literally mean scarf) down his full apple.
I tried to play cool and just gave myself a mental high-five.
Ben, my youngest, is more of an open eater, so he was a believer from the beginning. No huge wins there.
Next, I brought some to Coach and gave him the full ingredient disclosure, which is a required rule for us to have a high-functioning marriage. He did the sniff test and took a bite. And.....WIN! I mean, the man loves peanut butter so I was pretty confident.
Based on all my peanut butter lovers reactions (and the fact that they have asked for this peanut butter frosting dip many more times), this recipe has earned it's place as one of our favorite recipes and earned the coveted honor of:
Can I use any nut butter?
Great question, friend. I do believe you can use different nut butters. So long as your nut butter has the typical nut butter consistency (i.e. not too runny) I think this idea should work. I would even try this with a SunButter if you need to avoid certain nuts.
Now, go bust out your wire whisk and get ready for a mini arm workout (it's not that bad), because this creamy Peanut Butter Frosting Dip needs to happen in your life TODAY! Become that kitchen hero in your family too. Enjoy! Here is the full easy frosting recipe:Print
For this homemade frosting dip you could use an electric hand mixer, prepare in the bowl of a stand mixer, or just a good old fashioned wire whisk.
To saving the day, for apples, and all fruit,