Apple dips occasionally catch my eye when I’m grocery shopping. They lurk among the produce, and they’re usually caramel or caramel peanut butter or some other delicious sounding flavor. They’re beside apples (virtue by proxy) and they’re not terribly expensive, so I pick one up and take a look at the label. When I see the first five ingredients are high fructose corn syrup, nonfat milk, corn syrup, sugar and maltodextrin I drop it as though it tried to bite me, and spend the rest of my shopping trip depressed that people are actually dipping innocent apples in that stuff. A few months later, I’ll check again to see if the fruit dip happened to clean up it’s act, but it never does.
So never mind those scuzzy apple dips. Here’s a seriously delicious, reasonably nutritious apple dip you can make in minutes by doing nothing more complicated than running a blender. It’s cheap to make, gives you a little fiber and protein and makes apples taste like peanut butter-caramel candy without getting high fructose corn syrup all over them.
The three ingredients are peanut butter, brown sugar and soft tofu, whipped together to make a smooth, fluffy, decadently sweet apple dip that’ll have you eating 3x more apples than you would otherwise. The tofu just adds creamy fluffiness, plus a little secret protein. You can’t taste it at all, srsly.
5 minCook Time
5 minTotal Time
- 7 oz. (half a package) soft tofu
- 1/2 c peanut butter (any kind you want)
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree smooth. Transfer to another container, dip stuff in and enjoy. Keeps for up to 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
This recipe is vegan and gluten free friendly.
Per 45g, about 2.5 Tbs: 127 calories (81 calories from fat); 9.0g fat (14%)(0g trans); 0mg cholesterol (0%); 77mg sodium (3%); 8.1g carbohydrates (3%); 1.0g fiber (4%); 5.7g protein; Vitamin A 0%; Calcium 3%; Vitamin C 0%; Iron 10%; Potassium 4%