Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips Fruit Dip

An easy cream cheese fruit dip lightened up with Greek yogurt and made with peanut butter + chocolate chips for extra yumminess. Perfect to eat with fruits, as a spread over pancakes or even by the spoonful! Naturally gluten free. 

A small bowl of peanut butter chocolate chips fruit dips over a plate a cut fruits

A little bit of cream cheese, a big scoop of peanut butter and lots of chocolate chips… Could this get any better?! I don’t think so!

Peanut butter + chocolate is one of my favorite combo out there – which is clearly reflected in the number of PB + choc recipes on this blog (scroll below the recipe box to see some of them!). It just works SO WELL!

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This fruit dip is of course, no exception…

It’s

  • extra creamy
  • thick but “scoopable” aka the perfect texture
  • rich
  • perfectly sweet
  • super easy

Let me show you how to make it! 4 ingredients, 3 steps, that’s it!

A white bowl of fruit dip with peanut butter and chocolate chips, with apples in the background.

How to make fruit dip with peanut butter and choc chips – Step by step

It’s so easy!

Fluff up your cream cheese with a hand mixer for a minute or so (step 1)

Then add some natural peanut butter and some greek yogurt (step 2)

Whisk, whisk, whisk until it’s well combined (step 3)

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Add the dark chocolate chips (step 4) and mix just a few seconds until combined (step 5).

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And voilà, that’s it, you’re done! Bada bing, bada boom! Too easy, right?

Can you use powdered peanut butter?

In order to make this fruit dip more of a healthy snack than a treat, I tried using powdered peanut butter (similar to PB2, but used this brand) to shave off a few calories.

The results? It’s good, but it’s not amazing. You can definitely use it instead of peanut butter (I used about 3 tablespoons). It works. But I found that the peanut butter taste wasn’t strong enough and the texture a bit too thin to my liking.

I should say however that I am a peanut butter snob and I like to actually taste it. I love a strong peanut butter taste – otherwise, I don’t see the point in adding it to stuff.

But you might actually like a light peanut butter taste.

Bottom line? Give it a go and see how you like it!

Apple dipped into peanut butter chocolate chips fruit dip in a white bowl, over a plate of fruit.

A few tips to make this fruit dip!

  • Nut butter variations: it’s delicious with almond butter or cashew butter, too!
  • Which fruits to use with fruit dip: apples, bananas, pears, grapes, pineapple and strawberries are perfect for dipping! My two favorites for this peanut butter + chocolate chips dip are apples and bananas.
  • No hand-mixer? No problem! You can use a whisk instead – ideally one that’s not too big (so that your cream cheese doesn’t get lost in the wire). Make sure to let your cream cheese sit at room temperature for a bit to soften it before using it.
  • Can fruit dip be made ahead? / Can you refrigerate fruit dip? You can either serve the dip straight away or store it in the fridge, covered, until ready to use. When ready to eat, let it sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes to soften it before serving. Prepare the fruits at the last minute though to avoid browning.

Overheat shot of peanut butter and chocolate chips dip in a white bowl, with chocolate chips around

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips Fruit Dip

An easy cream cheese fruit dip lightened up with Greek yogurt and made with peanut butter + chocolate chips for extra yumminess. Perfect to eat with fruits, as a spread over pancakes or even by the spoonful! Naturally gluten free. 

Course Snack, Treat
Cuisine American
Keyword #creamcheeserecipe, #easyrecipe, #easysnack, #snackrecipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 tbsp - 1.5 cups
Calories 53 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 oz / 113 g light Philadelphia cream cheese half a block - at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt plain, unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter all natural
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Place cream cheese in a medium bowl and soften with a hand mixer for about 1 minute (you can also use a whisk but it will be more difficult).

  2. Add yogurt and peanut butter to the bowl and whisk to fully combined. 

  3. Add chocolate chips and pulse a few times until just incorporated. 

  4. At this point, you can taste the dip and add some honey, maple syrup or sugar if it's not sweet enough to your taste (I didn't add any).

  5. Serve immediately with cut up fruits (like apples, bananas, strawberries...) or store in the fridge, covered, to serve later (see notes below)

Recipe Notes

  • Nut butter variations: it's delicious with almond butter or cashew butter, too!
  • Which fruits to use with fruit dip: apples, bananas, pears, grapes, pineapple and strawberries are perfect for dipping! My two favorites for this peanut butter + chocolate chips dip are apples and bananas
  • No hand-mixer? No problem! You can use a whisk instead – ideally one that's not too big (so that your cream cheese doesn't get lost in the wire). Make sure to let your cream cheese sit at room temperature for a bit to soften it before using it. 

Make ahead:

  • You can either serve the dip straight away or store it in the fridge, covered, until ready to use. You can prepare it up to two days ahead
  • If not not served right away, let it sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes to soften it before serving. Prepare the fruits at the last minute though to avoid browning. 

Powdered peanut butter:

  • You can use three tablespoons of PB2 or similar (I use this brand) instead of natural peanut butter. 
  • I personally prefer to use real peanut butter (see notes in the body of the post)

 

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips Fruit Dip
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Potassium 64mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Fancy more snack ideas? I made you a list of 50+ clean eating snack ideas that you can download just below ???????? Print it, keep it on your phone and snack your heart away! Enjoy, friend!

UPDATE NOTE: This post was originally published on March 24, 2014 and republished in August 2018 with an updated recipe, new photos and more tips.

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19 Comments
  1. This might have to be my indulgence this week! Maybe on buckwheat banana pancakes? I would love to eat by the spoon, but while it may not be bikini weather here in the UK, there are festival cut off shorts looming! Hope you beat the Monday blues xx

    1. This would be SO GOOD on buckwheat banana pancakes! Just the thought of it makes my tummy rumble. Invite your friends over to make sure you stick to the serving size and you’ll be all good for the festival season! Thanks for stopping by Stephanie 🙂

  2. Hmmmm don’t think I should make this one because I would just hrab a spoon and dig in!! Needless to say this northern hemisphere gorl does NOT, have to worry about a bikini body for good reason…..reipes like this….lol. It does indeed look delicous! I have no self control!

    1. Allison, I’m not gonna lie to you. Grabbing a spoon and dig in is most likely the first thing you’ll do – been there, done that 😉 BUT here’s my advice: take your husband/children/friend and put him/her right next to you in the kitchen while you’re making the dip. As soon as you’re finished, take your serving and give the rest IMMEDIATELY to your devoted eater who will kindly devour the whole thing. It tried this technique and it works really well 😉

  3. I can see this would be a nice fruit dip, but why would anybody eat it any way other than by the spoonful????? 🙂

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