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Festive Apple Dip Recipe

Festive Apple Dip Recipe

I came up with this layered peanut butter treat when my dad gave me a big bag of apples. The dip has been one of my favorites ever since. In addition to serving it with apples, try it with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, banana chunks or animal crackers.—Theresa Tometich, Coralville, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 jar (11-3/4 ounces) hot fudge ice cream topping
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mixed nuts or chopped peanuts
  • 3 each medium red and green apples, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • 1. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, brown sugar and vanilla until smooth; stir in marshmallows.
  • 2. Spoon half into a 3-cup bowl; spread with half of the hot fudge topping. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with nuts. Toss the apples with lemon juice. Serve immediately with dip. Yield: about 2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 410 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 217mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

Reviews for Festive Apple Dip

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joedebfry User ID: 265172 236987
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"Excellent! Several people asked for the recipe. Like another reviewer, I used marshmallow cream rather than miniature marshmallows."

[email protected] User ID: 5774466 121429
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"LOVED IT!!! I used marshmallow creme instead of the mini marshmallows... also used bananas, YUM, and asian pears. I can't wait for fresh fruit!!"

waterlilyFL User ID: 638716 75052
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

"This is soooo good! I leave out the marshmallows. (They're not something I usually have on hand and I don't think they add anything to the dip.) If you don't happen to have peanuts to chop to sprinkle on top, don't worry. It'll still be a hit. This recipe is such a favorite everywhere I take it that I've lost count of how many times I've made it!"

tastychef User ID: 1883788 142326
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2010

"Fantastic! I brought this to my granddaughter's birthday party and it was a huge hit w/the kids especially. I replaced the choc sauce and marshmallows with applesauce and dried banana chips to cut back on the sugar. It was still awesome and made a beautiful presentation."

beksand User ID: 2556544 142313
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"I made this dip for a party and it was a HUGE hit! so good. everyone wanted the recipe."

Crystal743 User ID: 4026369 146735
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

"I make this for any family or friends gathering and am always requested to make this dip. It is fantastic and I've handed out the recipe to at least 20 people - you can't go wrong with this."

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