Hey guys, winter is almost over! It was a beautiful 60 degrees here in NJ yesterday, and Aldo and I went outside for a run. Okay okay, it was a jog/waddle at times but hey, we got out there and took advantage of the weather. I am starting to see some daffodils poking through the ground and asparagus was on sale the other day! All of this means that spring is coming and I couldn’t be more excited. I just hope the snow in Vermont stays around long enough for our ski trip in a couple of weeks, but other than that, I am so ready to say goodbye to winter.
But this post has nothing to do with asparagus or springtime (although I have an awesome asparagus recipe I’ll be posting soon!). This post is about this Healthy Peanut Butter Fruit Dip. This dip is so delicious. It is super creamy, crunchy, and has just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy my dessert craving without being too sugary. I have been making this fruit dip for weeks anytime I need a snack. The dip contains my favorite things – peanut butter powder combined with chocolaty crunchy cacao nibs. So basically, it is peanut butter & chocolate, and we all know that is a heavenly combination. The dip only takes a couple of minutes to stir together and satisfies all my snack cravings, and it is perfect with sliced apples and bananas.
The peanut butter powder used for the dip has very little fat but all the flavor of peanut butter. Peanut butter powder is made in the process of expelling peanut oil from peanuts. The remaining peanut mass is dried and powdered to make a low fat peanut butter powder. The chocolate cacao nibs add a nice flavor and crunch to the dip. I absolutely love the Wild Sweet Nibs from Wild Foods because they are slightly sweetened (just a touch!) and don’t have the bitterness of other 100% dark chocolate cacao nibs.