Wednesday, September 28, 2011

peanut butter dip and pumpkin dip


There are a lot of recipes out there for fruit dip but, most of them have a ton of sugar, cool whip, fluff and other junk (aka the really good stuff).  They all sounded really good but, I wanted to keep the appetizer plate for Carter's party a little more on the healthy side. He loves peanut butter and apples so, I thought a yogurt based dip with honey and peanut butter would still seem sweet and fun with out loading the kids up with sugar before dinner.  The dinner they did not eat so, why did I even try?  I had 3 oz of greek yogurt left, cream cheese left and some pumpkin in the refrigerator so, I decided to play around and make a pumpkin dip as well.  Either dip would be great to have in the refrigerator for a fun fall snack with cut up fruit.

peanut butter yogurt dip

4 oz honey flavored greek yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 oz 1/3 fat cream cheese, softened

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. 
Cover and chill 30 minutes.
pumpkin yogurt dip

3 oz honey flavored greek yogurt
 
3 oz 1/3 fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
 
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.  Cover and chill 30 minutes

Serve with apple slices, apple chips, and graham crackers.

11 comments:

SugarBeam said...

OOOO! I'm definitely trying the pumpkin dip!! What a great idea!

That Girl said...

I can't wait to try the pumpkin dip!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

I have seen dips like these going around and I have been somewhat skeptical until now. If you like it and you did it then I know I will like it too! i trust ya! Its just that before I have always been a savory dip kind of girl so it will take me getting used to a sweet kind of dip but then again if it has pumpkin in it I don't think I will have a problem eating it! LOL!

Robyn Rasmussen said...

These both look delicious! I can't wait to try them. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment. I am excited to start following your great blog!
-Robyn from http://tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Aimee said...

Pumpkin Dip is on my list of things to make. Although, with yogurt you are taking it way too healthy for me :) Just kidding, kinda, it looks fantastic. It's how I should make food, but don't!!

sweetcarolinescooking.com said...

I must try that pumpkin dip, it sounds incredible! I plan on hunting for new pumpkin recipes this weekend. Oh how I love fall. :)

Elisabeth said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. Love the yummy and healthy dips you made for the fruit and other snacks. They sure are healthy and less sugar, and enjoyable for kids and adults...alike:DDD

workingmomontherun said...

So funny I made a pumpkin dip this week for Aryana's class.. They loved it. I put cool whip in mine, pumpkin, and greek yogurt.. We served with apples and graham crackers, LOWFAT...I will post on my blog.

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

Beth said...

These dips sound fantastic! Trust kids to be too busy to eat the meal....

Joanne said...

haha I guess you just can't predict what kids will or won't eat! Personally, just give me one (or both) of these and a spoon and I'd be set.

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