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Festive Apple Dip

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: 20 min.
  • Makes
    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 peanuts
  • 3 each medium red and green apples, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • For dip, beat first 4 ingredients until smooth; stir in marshmallows. Spoon half the mixture into a 3-cup bowl; top with half the fudge topping. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with nuts.
  • To serve, toss apples with lemon juice. Serve with dip.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup dip with 3/4 apple: 403 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • Kucharczyk
    Sep 25, 2019

    Gonna make this soon. Question for those who use marshmallow cream. Do you mix it with the cream cheese, etc? Or, do you just make a layer of marshmallow cream between the cream cheese-peanut butter mixture and fudge topping?

  • David
    Sep 15, 2019

    Leave it to a lady from Coralville to know how to use apples from the harvest. The added flavors are so smooth

  • Whit
    Oct 27, 2017


  • joedebfry
    Nov 8, 2015

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

  • kennedy22
    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
    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
    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
    Feb 14, 2010

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

  • Crystal743
    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.

  • katlaydee3
    Mar 16, 2009

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