Easy no-bake Peanut Butter Dip with Greek yogurt is the perfect healthy fruit dip for apples, bananas, celery, pretzels, crackers, etc. It’s creamy and the perfect amount of sweet. You only need four simple ingredients and about 5 minutes to make this super easy recipe!
Oh, and if you’re looking for a fruit dip without cream cheese, you’re in luck, because this one doesn’t have any!
I love for my family to eat fruits and vegetables because I know they are good for all of us. But, if there isn’t some kind of sauce or dip involved, my kids pretty much turn their noses up at fruit trays. What I’m saying is apple dip is the ticket to getting my kids to eat healthy foods…I’m convinced it will work for you too!
It’s also fun to bring a healthy appetizer to a party and this dip is perfect! Um, you can’t go wrong with my Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread either!
Why This Recipe Works:
You guys, this dip is always gone in minutes! It’s amazing with all different kinds of dippers, but it’s tasty enough you could eat it with a spoon!
- Simple Ingredients: You need 4 simple ingredients! That’s it! And if you like Greek yogurt, you probably have all of them on hand already.
- Quick and Easy: It literally takes less than five minutes to make.
- Healthy: Feel free to leave the honey or sugar out and it’s even healthier.
- Great for Lunches: Kids and adults alike would be thrilled to find this in their lunchbox!
Let’s talk about substitutions and swaps just in case you don’t have the ingredients on hand.
- Yogurt: I always buy Greek yogurt, but you could also use regular yogurt too. I like full fat because it’s not as watery. Vanilla or plain yogurt will work.
- Peanut Butter: I always use regular peanut butter, either creamy or crunchy. I’ve never used natural peanut butter in this recipe.
- Sweetener: I like honey best. You can also use maple syrup, brown sugar, or powdered sugar.
How to Make Peanut Butter Apple Dip:
It’s simple! You need to use a whisk and your muscles, or an electric beater. I usually just use a whisk because somehow using an electric mixer and beaters feels like extra dishes…and nobody wants that!
STEP 1: Add yogurt, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla to a mixing bowl.
STEP 2: Whisk until combined and smooth.
- Store the peanut butter dip an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- If you’re serving this dip right away it’s best to use honey, maple syrup, or powdered sugar. If you’re using brown sugar it’s best to make the dipping sauce 30 minutes ahead of time.
- You can stir in toffee bits, chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, mini chocolate chips. Or garnish the top of the dip with chopped peanuts or drizzle with chocolate sauce.
- Rinse cut apples in cold water to keep them from turning brown.
Natural peanut butter is typically made from peanuts and salt. Regular peanut butter usually has sugar and some kind of oil mixed in. I like regular for this recipe because it’s a little easier to beat smooth.
Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, and Pink Lady are all great choices. They are all crisp apples. I like serving a variety ranging from sweet (Gala) and a more tart apple (Granny Smith). I like using red and green apples too.
I prefer Greek yogurt because it’s thicker. I also prefer plain yogurt because it doesn’t have sweeteners added, whereas vanilla yogurt does. I like being in control of how much sugar is in my apple dip.
I don’t recommend freezing this recipe. It will separate and the texture will be weird. You can make it up to 24 hours ahead of time though!
The obvious fruit to serve with peanut butter dip is apples, but don’t stop there! Let your imagination run wild, because there are plenty of other options! Here are a few of our favorites you could use it for.
- Graham Crackers
- Ritz Crackers
- Oreos (hello)
Other Fruit Dip Recipes:
Peanut Butter Dip for Apples with Greek Yogurt
- 1 cup Greek yogurt plain or vanilla
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla optional
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon optional
- Add yogurt, peanut butter, honey, and vanilla to a mixing bowl. Using a whisk or electric beater, mix until smooth and creamy.
- This dip can be served right away, although it's even better if it sits for an hour in the refrigerator.