Festive Apple Dip

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
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
Festive Apple Dip Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.