Looking for ways to use your leftover Valentine’s Day candy? This warm chocolate peanut butter dip may be the solution.
I collected a bunch of chocolate this month. Luckily this month’s recipe redux theme is all about chocolate pairings.
Though it’s never really been my thing, it seems that everyone loves chocolate. When I say I don’t like it, people find it odd. Some look at me as if I’ve suddenly sprouted a second head. I thought I’d sworn it off forever but last year during a tasting featuring Lake Champlain Chocolates in Vermont, I gained an appreciation for the cocoa intense confection that I never thought possible. Though I’m not first in line for the rocky road ice cream or devil’s food cake, I’ve always appreciated the classic chocolate and peanut butter combination.
About this recipe, if you can even call it that… Surely you’ve tried apples and peanut butter but have you ever tried apples dipped in warm peanut butter? It’s quite the satisfying snack. I’ll probably stick to that but I wanted to play along with this month’s recipe redux theme. So this Warm Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip is a riff on one of my favorite snacks. This easy recipe takes it to a new level – a bit more indulgent but not over the top.
I used chunky natural peanut butter because it’s what I had in the fridge. Nothing fancy or full of sugar – just peanuts and salt. Dark chocolate adds a deep complex flavor to the dip. I paired the dip with apples but bananas or pretzels would also be good.
Warm Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip
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I love how simple this is! <3 Sadly, I ate my last apple today and am currently snowed in, but I will find other things to dip this in! :]!
Yikes on being snowed in! Hope you thaw out soon 🙂 Let me know what you use as a dipper!
Haha yes I remember when you told me that you’re not a huge fan of chocolate, and I may have given you that look you’re describing. Sorry ;). But yes, those Lake Champlain chocolates were so so good! I’ve actually had pb + apples and chocolate dipped apples but never did I have the 3 together in one bite. Love the simplicity of this dip, Marisa!!
Thanks, Min! I can see it being a bit addictive for chocolate lovers.
And you are forgiven 🙂
I can’t believe you don’t like chocolate? Deleting your phone number now. Kidding…mostly! Love the simplicity of this recipe. The hubs is constantly grazing on spoonfuls of peanut butter and dark chocolate chips – not sure if I should share this recipe with him or hide it 🙂
LOL… Share it!
Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
Simple and delicious! Totally making this for an afternoon snack this week!
It will be a perfect afternoon snack!
Danielle Omar -- Food Confidence RD
Genius to make this from scratch — upgrades an apple to a decadent treat!
It sure does! You can add as much chocolate as you want. Mine is a little peanut butter heavy 🙂
genevieve @ gratitude & greens
I love slathering apple slices with nut butter but, for some odd reason, I’ve just never thought to do it with chocolate! I bet they would be tasty, too. I would love to dip strawberries in this dip! Hope you’re having a great weekend 🙂
Yes. Strawberries would be perfect!
Ahhh this looks amazing! Pretzels would be incredible with this, along with fruit. Love.
Yes… I had to hide the ones in my house! Sweet and salty perfection!
Marisa, this is seriously mouth-watering! Love the simplicity of this recipe. I’m with ya on not being a chocolate lover, but something about that combination with the PB really does it for me!
Thanks Alanna! Yes. There is something about the PB+Chocolate combo!
Pinning right now to my PB&Chocolate Pinterest board 🙂
Emily @ Zen & Spice
MMM! PB + Chocolate is my all time fav combo 🙂
Yum! Right up my alley