This Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dip is quick and easy to make, perfect for an after-school snack with some sliced apples.
I’m always looking for healthy after-school snack ideas for my kids to help tide them over until dinnertime. The idea is to give them a nutrient dense snack, made with whole ingredients. That way, I know they’re filling up with something healthy, so even if they eat less dinner, it’s okay.
When I was a kid (and even as an adult), I would eat peanut butter and celery sticks for a snack, so today’s Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dip is a different take on that snack combination. The best part about this easy snack recipe is that it actually has a vegetable incorporated into the dip, and is served with fresh apple slices, so your child is getting a fruit and vegetable at the same time. I used organic apples because conventional apples are the #1 “dirtiest” out of all fruits and vegetables in the U.S. (meaning they have the most pesticides). The upside of serving organic apples is that you can leave the skin on, so it’s less work.
FYI…this dip makes a great alternative to peanut butter on a piece of whole grain toast for breakfast.
- ¾ cup organic pumpkin puree
- ¾ cup organic peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice mix
- 3-4 organic apples, sliced
- Place pureed pumpkin, peanut butter, honey, vanilla and spice mix in food processor and process until blended. Serve with sliced apples.