Peanut Butter Dip Recipe

After-School Special

These snacks are sure to be a hit for the before-dinner munchies.

Many school-aged kids have lunch early in the day, so by the time school wraps up, they’re likely more than a little hungry. The space between school and dinner can feel endless, and if you’re a parent, you’ve probably heard more variations of “I’m starving” and “What’s for dinner?” than you can count. Read on to find out what these Chattanoogans make to keep the growling tummies satisfied.

Photography by Rich Smith


Peanut butter dipping sauce

Peanut Butter Dip Recipe

Melanie Mayo
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 8 oz. block cream cheese, softened to room tmperature
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • Mix all ingredients in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until combined and smooth. Serve with Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apple slices.
Keyword after school snacks, peanut butter dip, peanut butter dipping sauce, peanut butter snacks, snacks for picky eaters


Melanie Mayo and family


“We love to make this dip when the weather starts to cool and apples are in season again. You can also use firm pear slices or celery sticks with this dip. It makes a great after-school or game day snack.”

– Melanie Mayo

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