Nut Butter Caramel Dip

This nut-butter caramel dip has become a staple at all of our dinner parties, holiday parties, and any time my kids need a treat!

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On Saturday night, Nate (my son) got invited to a Killer Bunnies party with some boys from his class.  The mom bought pizza, and the boys played board games for 4 HOURS! He had this party for no reason, other than their family is awesome.  I keep thinking I need to let my kids have more no-reason parties.

So we did it recently!  My daughter invited some friends from school for a movie party, and we served this dip, plus popcorn & juice.   I was warmed the dip up slightly to make it a little smoother, and “dippier” and had kids coming into the kitchen asking what smelled like cookies!

I served this at a recent party and the kids couldn't get enough


The dip is super simple!  We combine

  • Natural peanut butter.  The best and cheapest way I’ve found to buy this is a local grocery store (I have a Winco), who has a dispensing machine and sells peanut butter, freshly made, by the ounce.   This way, you are sure nothing else (like sugar or extra oils) are added to your peanut butter.
  • Then, I used coconut sugar. We’ve been using this a lot lately. It has such a rich, almost molasses/ caramel flavor to it.
  • And milk to thin it out. You can use almond milk, coconut milk, or regular milk. The point is just to make it a little bit smoother to dip.

If you are using traditional commercial peanut butter, it may be too sweet.  If you are using natural peanut butter, but your kids are accustomed to commercial, it may not be sweet enough! Play around with the measurements so you have the perfect sweetness for your family.

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We dipped apples, bananas, and even celery!  We can’t get enough.

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Nut Butter Caramel Dip

Nut Butter Caramel Dip
Serves: 4
  • 1/3 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 2 TBL coconut sugar
  • 2 TBL milk
Mix all ingredients and warm slightly (not too much). Stir until blended and continue to add milk, 1 TBL at a time, until dip is consistency you like. I added about 3 more TBL.
written by
Amy Roskelley

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Nicole F says:

Hi, I love this recipe but my daughter is, sadly, allergic to coconut of all things! And recommendation for a sub? Turbinado?

Darn Nicole! That really stinks! yes, any sugar is fine.. Brown sugar, turbinado, date sugar.

Carolin says:

Where is the “Caramel” in this Nut Butter Caramel Dip?

The rich coconut sugar gives it a caramelly flavor @carolin

Debbie says:

Yum! and I love how you added fun shaped apple slices.

Abi says:

This is such a great idea – I may have to try it tomorrow 🙂

sonya says:

what an excellent way to shake up our usual apple and peanut butter snack!

Amy says:

Blehh!! There is nothing amazing about this. They have added oil, salt, and sugar (just like their regular brand) and then charge more! I was just at Macey’s and they have it for 0.20 per ounce. You can dispense peanut butter at Good Earth (ONLY peanuts) for 0.10 per ounce. Much cheaper and much better for you!

Kim says:

Just wondering – have you tried Skippy Natural peanut butter? What are your thoughts?

Kelly says:

Thanks for the great snack idea. I think my boys will love this. One son will be a little shy of apples since he just lost one of his brace brackets when he bit into an apple slice. Guess we better cut smaller pieces:-)

Chelsea says:

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Oh my. This sounds delish!

Chelsea says:

Oh Amy, you are the sweetest person ever.

~B. says:

Oh man! I love peanut butter a little too much! I’m going to have to make this!

And, I’m trying to think up some new recipe ideas for your letters. I haven’t blogged many food recipes lately. Hmm…thinking, thinking!

Thank you! I am totally going to make this. My kids like to eat apples dipped in peanut butter sometimes, so would be a fun step up from there.

dawn says:

This sounds very yummy. Will make this for the kids snack this weekend. I have to say your doing pretty good with coming up with letter ideas even for the hard letters.

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