PB Awesome Apple Dip

If you are anything like me, you have a sweet tooth and are constantly on the lookout for better food alternatives. Sure, in an ideal world the Calories from Oreo’s would be good, healthy Calories that nourish your body, but that’s just not the case. I find myself in a constant struggle of instant gratification and hating myself a little bit for making decisions that make my body feel sluggish and overall unpleasant. Well, I have decided to take one of my favorite foods and dress it up to make a delicious snack!

What is great about this snack is that it’s good for just about every age. There is honey in this recipe, so I do not recommend giving this snack to little guys and gals below the age of one. Assuming you and your children have graduated to at least toddler status, you will love this tasty snack that feels more like a treat than an alternative to highly processed sweets.

Ingredients:PB Dip

2              Apples, cored and sliced

¼ C         Peanut Butter

2 T          Honey (raw if you prefer)

2 t           coconut  butter

 

  1. First collect a bowl to mix ingredients. This will require nothing bigger than a small cereal bowl or a coffee mug, depending on your preference.
  2. Measure and combine peanut butter and coconut butter. I have little experience using coconut butter but have found that it gives a nice, subtle freshness to my baking and can be used to make a recipe fluffier. If you are looking for that lighter quality, use a fork to beat mixture quickly.
  3. Once butter is to your desired consistency, fold in honey.
  4. If you haven’t done so already, core and slice apples. Once slice, the apples are good to go!

Tip: Because the dip is already sweet, I recommend using a tarter apple, such as a Granny Smith or Braeburn.

It feels like a recipe should be more complicated than this, but that is the beauty of this dip! With this dip being easy and versatile, you can make it for yourself or for large gatherings. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with tweaking the recipe to your unique preferences, but I bet you will love it just the way it is!