This is a guest post from Gina of Kleinworth & Co.
I sure love having a little something sweet at the end of the day. It’s so nice to just indulge in a couple bites of something delectable. But as the weather gets nicer & the calendar starts filling up, I don’t want to spend a bunch of time in the kitchen making treats. But I love having homemade recipes rather than a store bought goodie. So I have come up with some quick & easy recipes just for this time of year. I consider them my warm weather staples. I love them because they take just a handful of ingredients & usually come together in about 10-20 minutes. For me that’s key because I’m usually running out the door for this or that & keeping treat prep manageable is important. It certainly keeps me from stopping at the corner store or the ice cream shop while running around.
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One of my favorite flavor combinations is the ever popular chocolate & peanut butter. So it’s no surprise that the recipe I make the most is this Chocolate & Peanut Butter Dessert Dip. Have you ever made a dessert dip before? They are incredibly simple & always a great addition to a party spread. I love this one because it has my favorite flavors & I can dip just about anything in it. Our “go-to” is usually animal or graham crackers, but this is also quite tasty with some apples, pears or pretzels. The creamy texture paired with something crunchy is really delicious & then that pop of the chocolate bits- WOW! If you are a fan of peanut butter & chocolate then this is a must make treat for you!
Here is what you need:1/4 cup peanut butter 4 oz cream cheese- softened 1 cup confectioners sugar 2 tsp sweet cream coffee creamer 1/2 cup chopped chocolate pieces
Step 1: Combine peanut butter, cream cheese & coffee creamer in mixer bowl & beat until smooth.
Step 2: Slowly stir in confectioners sugar & then beat well.
Step 3: Chop your chocolate bar into bite size pieces.
Step 4: Fold chocolate into your dip. Cover & chill until ready to serve.
NOTE: You don’t have to chill before serving. It’s actually best when served closer to room temperature so it’s nice & creamy. I suggest removing from refrigerator about 20 minutes before serving for best consistency. It certainly never lasts long at our gatherings. Don’t be surprised if everyone just hangs out near the snack spread so they can enjoy all of this dip.
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Dessert Dip
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 4 oz cream cheese- softened
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 2 tsp sweet cream coffee creamer
- 1/2 cup chopped chocolate pieces
- Combine peanut butter, cream cheese & coffee creamer in mixer bowl & beat until smooth.
- Slowly stir in confectioners sugar & then beat well.
- Chop your chocolate bar into bite size pieces.
- Fold chocolate into your dip. Cover & chill until ready to serve.
Gina, author of Kleinworth & Co, is a busy homeschooling mom to 3 great kids ages 12-18. She likes to find new ways to make life simple & streamlined on a budget. She loves to share easy DIY projects, fun crafts with the kids & a whole lot of recipes, with a few photography tips sprinkled in occasionally too.