Wow, do people love this! This peanut butter dip is just 4 ingredients and tastes like frosting! Perfect for apples, pretzels or fruit.

Peanut butter dip

Want our best healthy snack trick? This peanut butter dip! It’s just 4 ingredients and surprisingly tastes like frosting. How is this so good, yet so simple? It works for any occasion: a quick snack for kids, a family party, or a big snacks table. Or if you’re me, use it for a sweets craving after a meal! I make it for me and our son Larson after a meal, and it disappears in a flash (he calls it “mama’s favorite dip”). This is a go-to healthy treat for us: and we’re thrilled to share with you.

Peanut butter dip

What’s in this peanut butter dip?

The other day, Alex and I feed our son Larson some apple slices with peanut butter. I joined in too, but the peanut butter was so thick it was hard to dip the apple slices and get it to stick. What if I made a peanut butter apple dip? I asked. Something creamier so it’s easier to dip? I threw together a few things in our fridge and pantry, and we took a bite. Whoa, said Alex. It tastes like frosting! Somehow what I threw together tasted weirdly good, and we’ve been making it ever since. Here are the secrets behind this peanut butter dip (scroll down for the quantities):

  • Greek yogurt: Use plain, full fat Greek yogurt for the best creamy effect
  • Peanut butter: Use all natural peanut butter if you have it! But whatever you have will do. (You also could use any other nut butter you like, like almond butter, or cashew butter.)
  • Pure maple syrup: None of the fake stuff! Use pure, all natural syrup.
  • Vanilla extract

That’s it! Mix them together, and you’ve got the tastiest bowl of apple dip.

Peanut butter apple dip

A quick tip: how to cut apples FAST!

OK, perhaps you already know this trick. But I made it into my 30’s without knowing the fastest way to cut apple slices. (PS Now that I’m a parent, this skill is clutch!) I use to think that I should core the apple with an apple-corer. Or, cut the apple into quarters, then use a paring knife to scoop out the seeds. Not needed! This trick is way easier. See the video below (but you don’t need to peel the apple in this case!).

  1. Holding the core of the apple, use a large chef’s knife to slice off four sides of the apple, cutting as close to the core as possible.
  2. Take one of the quarters and place it flat side down on the cutting board. Then cut it into thin slices.
  3. Repeat with the remaining quarters!
How to slice apples

What else to serve with this dip besides apple?

Green apples are our absolute favorite way to eat this peanut butter dip! I’m partial to the sweet tart taste of a green apple, so it’s our top choice. It also makes it a very healthy snack option. But if you’d prefer to dip with something else, here are all our dipping ideas:

  • Mix of green, red and yellow apples (looks stunning!)
  • Pineapple chunks (here’s how to cut a fresh one)
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi slices
  • Pretzels (the sweet and salty would be perfect!)
  • Graham crackers (you know how people do that with frosting? Here’s the healthy version!)

Our readers always have great ideas for how to serve things! What else would you serve with this peanut butter dip?

Peanut butter dip

When to serve peanut butter dip

We love tricks like this peanut butter dip that work for so many different occasions! But if you’re like us, you easily forget about this idea when you’re on the spot. Like, you get invited to a party with a “bring a snack or side to share” note. Alex and I easily forget what’s in our arsenal (and we do this for a living!). Here are lots of times when it’s great to make this apple dip:

Also try: all our favorite peanut butter recipes!

Peanut butter apple dip

More easy dip recipes

Outside of this peanut butter dip, we have a few more options of quick and easy dip recipes! Check out these recipes for easy entertaining options (many starring Greek yogurt):

  • Fruit Dip Our classic fruit dip flavor! Flavored with vanilla and cinnamon, it comes together in 5 minutes.
  • Pumpkin Yogurt Fruit Dip A seasonal flavor! This pumpkin yogurt fruit dip tastes like fall.
  • Dill Pickle Dip Perfect for parties! Creamy and tangy, it’s like biting into a dill pickle spear.
  • Chocolate Hummus A sweet hummus that’s a unique dip for fruit and pretzels! It’s always a hit with guests when entertaining.
  • Easy Spinach Dip This easy dip comes together in just a few minutes and tastes incredible! It’s perfect for parties and no-fuss entertaining.

This peanut butter dip is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Peanut butter dip

Best Peanut Butter Dip (4 Ingredients!)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x


Wow, do people love this! This peanut butter dip is just 4 ingredients and tastes like frosting! Perfect for apples, pretzels or fruit.


  • 1 cup full fat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup all natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Crushed peanuts, to garnish (optional)
  • Green apple slices, to serve (or pretzels, strawberries, pineapple chunks, graham crackers, etc)


  1. Mix the Greek yogurt, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth. 
  2. Serve with green apple slices. Store refrigerated for up to 1 week.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: Peanut Butter Dip

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Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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  1. I made this Super Bowl Sunday for a quick snack for my husband and kids – we all LOVED it and the kids were begging for more! Thanks for an easy recipe with ingredients on hand – this will be on the regular rotation.

  2. This was so good! Simple and easy. I made with plain yogurt as I don’t like Greek. Highly recommend!

  3. There’s nothing healthy about adding that much maple syrup! This should be a 3 ingredient dip if you want to call it “healthy.”

    1. Hi Heather! The amount of maple syrup amounts to 1 teaspoon maple syrup per serving, which is very low especially compared to other fruit dips that are sold in stores! So we consider this a healthier option. Feel free to leave out the syrup, but the dip will taste very tart since it’s made of Greek yogurt. You may want to try veggie dip instead if you’re worried about added sugar!

      1. 2Tbsp of a pure maple syrup has only 100 calories. That would be split by # of servings. I think the calories added by the syrup per serving is pretty minimal.

    2. I make mine with equal parts yogurt and PB, with no added sweeteners; sometimes I add granola and/or dark chocolate chunks. And it is delicious!

  4. Delicious. I subbed honey for the syrup and my daughter who will not eat peanut butter (she’s on strike) couldn’t stop eating it. Love it!! I’ll try it with the maple syrup next time as well.

  5. Just made for kick off, today. Taste great, just the right amount of peanutty smoothness, sweet and tangy. Made as is, no changes.

  6. Wow, this dip is out of this world! SO GOOD!!! It tastes like creamy peanut butter fudge. I ate half of it before I even set it out for the kids, lol. Thanks for the great, healthy dip! So many recipes out there are based on marshmallow fluff and processed ingredients. I love that this is based on real foods!

  7. Made peanut butter dip.
    I only had fat free yogurt it was delicious.
    Im going to try it with pb fit peanut butter powder next.
    I love it.

    1. You can! This stores for up to 1 week. We’ve updated the recipe accordingly — thank you!