Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

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New post! Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

As much as I like having people over for a sit down/fancy dinner, I almost always prefer a last minute spontaneous play-date/party.  The expectations are lower, it’s more carefree, and I haven’t agonized over how unkempt my house is. You busy tonight? No? Come over! Maybe bring a dessert or a drink mixer would be cool and we’ll hang out with the kids while I’ll fix us a cocktail. By the way, my house is a total mess. Oh? Yours is too? Cool.

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Another thing I love about the spontaneity is that I can dig into my pantry/fridge and make something out of nothing. It feels like I’m having my own Iron Chef battle; I secretly love a good culinary challenge! I just don’t want you to be filming me nor do I want to be competing with a chef coat on.

Spontaneous Play-date Iron Chef Battle:

Something for the kids that’s nutritious but makes them think they’re eating something indulgent so we can get as many fruits & vegetables into their little bodies as possible.

Challenge Accepted.

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After a little rooting around in the pantry & raiding the fridge, I came up with this party spread ready for a gaggle of ravenous pruney fingered kids fresh out of the pool. The star of the show is this Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Dip- made from three simple ingredients

And we’re off!

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The flavor base of this dip comes from PLANTERS Salted Caramel Peanuts. They’re both sweet and salty… kinda like honey roasted peanuts but with a little more oomph.

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We place the peanuts in mini food processor to make our peanut butter base.

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After we process for a minute, it starts to look like peanut butter.

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We’re gonna need it a little smoother. We add another minute of processing…

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Much smoother! Now we add in the yogurt. The yogurt makes the dip fluffy and creamy.

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Process! Scrape down the sides and process for another minute.

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Add honey to taste. I stopped at a tablespoon. The nuts add just the right amount of sweetness and a nice little salty kick for balance.

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Transfer the dip. Add a sprinkle of chopped PLANTERS Salted Caramel Peanuts to the top for garnish.

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And let the dipping begin!

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I just want to let you know that Cooper HATES peanut butter (blasphemous!). He ended up eating way more fruit & vegetables than I anticipated thanks to this dip. Talk about SUCCESS. I think it had something to do with the salty/sweet combination of the Salted Caramel peanuts.  He told me that it tasted like dessert!

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Hooray for spontaneous play dates & dips. I have a feeling my summer is going to be full of them.


Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

makes 1 cup

  • 1/2 cup PLANTERS Salted Caramel Peanuts
  • 1/2 cup non-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Place peanuts in a mini food processor and process until mixture resembles chunky peanut butter, about 1 minute. Scrape down sides and process for another minute until peanut butter is smooth. Add in the yogurt, process for another minute, scrape down sides and add honey. Process for another 30 seconds and transfer dip to a serving bowl. Serve immediately with an assortment of fruits, vegetables & pretzels. Dip will last covered in a refrigerator up to two days.

  • Millie l Add A Little

    This looks amazing. And cooper doesn’t like peanut butter?! What?! Are you sure you guys are related haha

  • Maryea {happy healthy mama}

    Oh I’ll bet this is delicious! I totally agree that the laid-back, spontaneous get-togethers are > than the planned ones.

  • Jessica @ Living La Vida Holoka

    This is so easy and sounds delicious! I’d probably want to eat it with a spoon! Haha.

  • Allyn

    Well that looks heavenly

  • Leslie

    I think I need a gallon of that, stat!

  • Katy

    I’ve always loved yogurt dips with fruits and veggies and this one looks so easy to make and definitely healthy too! Spontaneous get togethers always remind me of summer. 🙂

  • Taylor

    I definitely prefer spontaneous dates over a formal one! This sounds delicious!


  • tara

    YUM! You’re a genius. I love culinary challenges too. Top Chef, Iron Chef and especially Chopped. Oh, Chopped. How I love you.

    This dip looks seriously amazing! It made me drool. Also: How did I not know there were caramel-covered peanuts?! Can’t wait to try them – and this dip.

    • Tracy

      They’re brand new! You’re gonna love them. I really love their Chipotle flavor too.

  • Rhonda

    Man, peanut butter and yogurt are AWESOME together. I stir in some peanut powder into my yogurt every morning. Kudos for figuring out how to get little man to eat more fruit!

  • Cindy

    I seriously cannot wait to have a larger place I can invite people over to…with luxuries like more than 2 chairs and stuff. I have been on a peanut butter bender lately, this looks and sounds so good!

  • stephanie @ iamafoodblog

    um. i LOVE having my own Iron Chef battles against myself! 😀 i think we’re cooking soul mates 😛

  • Gaby

    I don’t have kids, but can I still come over for a playdate and we can eat this spread and make cocktails? Because, if so, I’m ready!

  • Sophia @ NY Foodgasm

    Absolutely LOVE this dip! Hooray for also being healthy!!

  • Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life

    Salted Peanuts are my weakness!!!!
    I can’t keep them in the house because I end up spending my time in front of the pantry shovelling them into my mouth.
    Therefore this dip looks absolutely amazing, although maybe I’ll just take the bowl to the couch with a book and use a spoon to eat it all up instead….
    Thanks Tracy 🙂

  • Becky

    All I can say is OMG YUM.

    xx Becky

  • Nicole @HealthyFoodCrush

    Yum! This looks sooo good. I will have to try making it soon

  • kayla

    The dip looks great! I also love that you used the word ‘gaggle.’ haha

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  • Katie @ The Surly Housewife

    This looks to DIE for!! I love how you can use it with fruits and vegetables. That’s an awesome bonus. Pinned!

  • Kasey

    I love an impromptu get together, and what a unique idea for a dip! xo

  • Heather Christo

    oooh! yum!! my kids would love this. Actually the grown ups would too 🙂

  • Samina | The Cupcake Confession

    My room’s always on the messier side! I mean, seriously messy! It would traumatize someone who is very particular about keeping things neat and tidy! haha!!! Wow!!!! we’re going to have a girls’ movie night very soon! I’m thinking this is going to be a real winner!

  • Amanda

    I went out and bought these peanuts today! I’m SO making this dip this weekend (that is, if I haven’t already finished off the can…the peanuts are so tasty!!).

    • Amanda

      Update – Made this last night to serve as an appetizer when friends stopped by. Served it with carrots and celery sticks, crackers, and pretzels. It was a huge hit!! And SO easy. Genius.

  • Ivy

    i just made this stuff. It is so delicious! Those nuts are so delicious themselves, but in this recipe, i could drink it straight, no dippers needed. But, I made it for a party and I will try to have it. Thank you for a winning recipe.

  • Renee @ Awesome on $20

    This is going to be a great snack with an apple to keep me from going to Jack in the Box for lunch. Trials of working in the ghetto. You’ve saved me.

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