This three-ingredient peanut butter yogurt dip checks all the boxes for a perfect snack: it’s healthy, kid-approved, and takes less than five minutes to make!
3 boys + lots of time playing outside = BIG appetites.
My kids are ALWAYS hungry. I get it…they’re growing boys with fast metabolisms. They need LOTS of calories to keep their bodies fueled. But if I left it up to them, they would just pick dry cereal and granola bars out of the pantry. every. time. Not necessarily bad foods, but also not the kind of thing that is going to keep a hungry boy full until dinner time.
So I’m always looking for snack ideas that are healthy, kid-friendly, and protein-rich. This peanut butter yogurt dip checks all the boxes, and it has been a hit with my three hungry boys!
Why I love this fruit dip:
- It’s sweet, but sneaky! Try as I might to develop my kids’ tastes for savory foods, they all have really big sweet tooths (sweet teeth???). This recipe fills that sweet craving without being full of sugar. In fact, there is NO refined sugar in the recipe at all.
- It’s quick and easy! The best things in life are simple, right? This fruit dip takes just three ingredients. You stir them together and voila! You’re done “cooking” in about 2 minutes…because mama doesn’t have time for fancy snacks on a weekday afternoon.
- It leads to eating more healthy foods! Not only are your kids getting the protein and calcium from the dip, but they’ll also be getting all the vitamins and minerals from whatever fruit you choose to dip. Apples, strawberries, bananas…they’re all great options.
- Kids can make it! Because this recipe is so simple, it’s a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen. See below for ideas of jobs kids can do for this recipe.
How kids can help:
Most kids LOVE to help in the kitchen. Plus, it’s a great way to teach them practical math, fine motor skills, following directions and a whole slew of other important things. So invite your kids into the kitchen and give them a job to do!
- Let your child help measure, dump ingredients and stir.
- Invite your child to arrange fruit and other dippable items on a plate to make it look “fancy”.
- Allow more experienced young chefs to help hull (remove stems) from strawberries or cut other fruit.
Peanut Butter: I use creamy peanut butter, but you could substitute any kind of nut butter you prefer. Almond, cashew, or sunflower seed butter would all work, too.
Yogurt: You can use regular or Greek yogurt for this recipe. Greek yogurt is a little thicker and will result in a firmer dip. I recommend sticking to plain yogurt to avoid the added sugar in flavored yogurts, but you could use vanilla and then reduce or omit the honey.
Ready to whip up this quick peanut butter yogurt dip? Let’s get to it!
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 T honey
- In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.
- Stir together until uniform in color and texture. If you want more of a whipped texture, use a hand mixer and beat for 3-5 minutes.
- Serve with assorted fruit, pretzels, etc. for dipping. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Wanna change up the flavor? Try one of these variations:
Chocolate: Add 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder.
Cinnamon: Add 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Want more healthy snack ideas for kids? Try these family favorites:
- Chocolate almond date balls
- Caramel Cream Cheese Yogurt Dip
- Healthy Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake
- Banana Sushi