Peanut Butter Silk Pie Dip with Greek Yogurt (Just 4 Ingredients and 5 Minutes!)

~ No kidding! Just four ingredients and five minutes is all you need for decadent (and healthy!) peanut butter silk pie – in a super-easy dip! Perfect with apples! ~

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How do you celebrate Sweetest Day? Or, maybe the bigger question is: Have you ever even HEARD of Sweetest Day? I sure hadn’t – until I came to Ohio for college! Here’s how it went:

One day, little freshman me got a call that there was a delivery waiting. (I was so excited! College kids love getting packages!) So I went down to the mail center in my dorm, and found a can of Orange Crush (which, of course, clearly didn’t fit in my itty-bitty combination-locked mailbox). Ummmm ok …

There was a note: “Happy Sweetest Day! I have a ‘Crush’ on you! From, Matt.” (No, his real name isn’t Matt.)

“What in the heck is Sweetest Day?” was all I could think as I walked back to my dorm room. So I called this nice young man (aka Matt) to thank him for a can of pop and ask what on earth it meant. Matt explained (in his most charming voice) that Sweetest Day is like Valentine’s Day, but not as serious (and he just wanted me to know he cared). Awww … that was really sweet!

Ok, so … Sweetest Day! Who knew?

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Let’s fast forward many (many!) years.

Shelley and I are standing in my kitchen, planning out THK recipes for the next few months, and she suggests posting something for Sweetest Day. Well, yeah – nice idea and all – but I point out that not everyone knows what that is.

And … she laughs at me, “It’s a major holiday! Of course everyone knows!” (You see how this is going, right?!?!)

“Ummm … no, no they don’t! It’s totally an Ohio thing – I’d never heard of it until college.”

“Really? No way!”

So right then and there we looked it up and learned more than we’d bargained for (thanks to the epic wisdom of the Internet).

It’s always celebrated on the third Saturday of October, primarily in the Great Lakes region (Ohio, Detroit, Chicago, Buffalo, etc …). It was started in 1921 in Cleveland by a group of 12 candy makers who passed out 20,000 boxes of chocolates to the poor and elderly, in what they called “The Sweetest Day of the Year.”

In the years that followed, there were attempts to have this holiday rank with Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, but it just never quite gained the popularity. Well, unless you live in the Great Lakes region. Then, yes – flowers and candy and cards (and, apparently, even cans of Orange Crush!) are widely accepted on this day!

Or even better: how about a creamy, velvety-smooth peanut butter silk pie? Mmmmmm … luxuriously decadent. Magical even. A perfect way to let someone know you care about them. If only it were good for you …

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Hey, don’t worry! We’re here for you with a dip that’s much healthier but just as delicious. No kidding!

You might be wondering if only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes can produce such an extreme level of decadence. Yes, yes, it really does.

In fact, a few nights ago, Shelley’s husband and I stood in two separate kitchens, clear across town from each other, taste-testing this newest creation … and at almost the exact same moment, he and I both exclaimed, “Peanut Butter Silk Pie!”

That seriously happened. Cross my heart.

It’s high praise, too, since Peanut Butter Silk Anything Pie is one of her hubby’s faves. Which is why Shelley totally thought we HAD to post this recipe for Sweetest Day. (Maybe that’ll save her having to buy a card, huh?)

Regardless, if you wanna join us in serving this for Sweetest Day (which is this Saturday, btw), we totally recommend it!

Honestly, though, it’s awesome any day of the year. We’ve dipped apples (supremely fabulous!), as well as pears, bananas and all sorts of other fruit. Pretzels? Rocked that. Smeared on a mini whole-grain bagel? Confirmed yumminess.

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To achieve a silky-smooth texture, it’s extremely important to first mix the Greek yogurt and peanut butter together before adding the maple syrup and vanilla.

I think you get the idea. It’s seriously good … grab whatever’s close at hand and start dipping.

Oh, and one last (but super-important) note. We’ve gotta give props. This recipe isn’t exactly, entirely ours. It was inspired by a topping that Shelley’s daughter made for pancakes. Her daughter has some really fun ideas in the kitchen, and I’m pretty sure this won’t be the last time we spin one of her creations. Two Healthy Kitchens, The Next Generation!

Happy Sweetest Day from our Healthy Kitchens to yours! xoxo

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Ok, guys – help us settle this once and for all! Who’s heard of Sweetest Day???? (And if you have, we’d love to know where you’re from or how you’ve celebrated it! Orange Crush, anyone?)

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Peanut Butter Silk Pie Dip with Greek Yogurt

Preparation 2017-03-25T00:00:00+00:00 Cook Time 2017-03-25T00:00:00+00:00
Serves About 1 cup     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup natural, creamy peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • For serving: apple or pear wedges, bananas or other fruit, graham crackers or pretzels

Instructions

  1. Mix yogurt and peanut butter together in a medium bowl until smooth. (To achieve a silky-smooth texture, it's critically important that you thoroughly mix these two ingredients together before adding the other ingredients.)
  2. Add syrup and vanilla, stirring again to incorporate. You may have a few little lumps at first, but these will disappear with a bit more stirring or after sitting for a few minutes.
  3. Serve with apples or other dippers.
  4. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator.

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Peanut Butter Silk Pie Dip with Greek Yogurt
Author: Two Healthy Kitchens
Serves: About 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup natural, creamy peanut butter
  • 5 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • For serving: apple or pear wedges, bananas or other fruit, graham crackers or pretzels
Instructions
  1. Mix yogurt and peanut butter together in a medium bowl until smooth. (To achieve a silky-smooth texture, it’s critically important that you thoroughly mix these two ingredients together before adding the other ingredients.)
  2. Add syrup and vanilla, stirring again to incorporate. You may have a few little lumps at first, but these will disappear with a bit more stirring or after sitting for a few minutes.
  3. Serve with apples or other dippers.
  4. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator.

 

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  9. Oh My —- ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! I made this as an “appetizer / snack” for our dinner tonight and it was a huge it! We had it on apples, pretzels and even topped our brownie later (see my post on the wheat brownies too)…great! Definitley a keeper… thank you!

    • Wow! What fantastic feedback! You sure know how to make our day, Adrey! 😀 We are so, so glad you and your family loved this so much! And that’s such a really yummy idea to spread this on our Brownies, too! (Hmmmmmm … you’ve got us thinking …) Thanks for taking the time to stop back and leave us such a wonderful comment – that just means the world to us! 😀 ~G&S

  10. First of all…I LOVE this snack idea SO much and I know my daughter will be all over this! We love peanut butter and I just love how you’ve lightened it up with the Greek yogurt. Genius!

    I’ve heard of the Sweetest Day…I’m in NJ, but honestly, I think I’ve just seen it on my calendar and never really knew a thing about it. Not sure anyone I know celebrates…but it sounds so “sweet” I may just start! 😉

  11. This sounds AMAZING! My boyfriend loves PB and I constantly catch him dipping his fingers into the jar (gross, right?!) — this is a much better option! I’m from Michigan and I had never heard about sweetest day until I was around 20 years old. My sister told someone the date of her wedding coming up and they said “awww on Sweetest day”– yeahhh defiinitely didn’t plan that!

    • Haha! Kelly you are so funny! Gotta admit … I do eat PB straight from the jar, but I typically use a spoon!
      I hope you tried this – and I hope he loved it! With apples, or graham crackers … or plain! 🙂
      So – do you celebrate Sweetest Day now?? My husband doesn’t believe in celebrating it (he’s pretty sure Hallmark is in charge now!), but somehow was able to save himself by saying ‘everyday is Sweetest Day!’ Lol!! ~Gretchen

  12. Oh yum!! This looks so delicious!! And what a good idea! Peanut butter is so high in calories, and while it’s good for you it’s easy to over do! This makes it so you can have it while saving some calories from the yogurt!! Great idea!

    • Hi Cailee! You are right! This dip not only is lighter in calories, but it tastes lighter, too! It’s so silky smooth, but doesn’t sacrifice any flavor – hope you love it! Stop back and let us know if you try it! 🙂 ~G&S

  13. Oh my gosh. There is not ONE word in that sentence that I don’t love. Let’s see… Peanut butter (check!), Silk Pie Dip (check!) and Greek Yogurt (check!). Served with Apples (check!). Girl, you had me long before hello. I am in love! With a recipe like this, it IS the sweetest day!

    • Hi, Julia! Yeah – it’s awesome that this dip can just materialize in moments with stuff you’ve already got stocked in the fridge! Need a last-minute party app? Maybe a little something to take along to an impromptu girls’ night? Game on! It’ll be a hit for sure! ~G&S

  14. Nope, haven’t heard of Sweetest Day either. Though it’s a cute idea. Hee hee, kinda makes me laugh too because I could tell you are from the mid-west by the term “pop” – another Great Lakes giveaway! My mom is from Michigan, but I was born and raised in CA. So, most of my language is Californian. We call it coke or soda. This dip looks great! I’d be good for a party too! 🙂
    Cheers,
    Debi

    • Hi, Debi! You are so right about the regionalism of pop/Coke/soda! My kids think it’s just hilarious when we’re in another part of the country and they overhear a waitress ask someone, “What kind of Coke do you want?” My husband and I had to explain to them that “Coke” meant any fountain beverage – the customer might say that the type of Coke they wanted to order was Sprite! My kids found this baffling and so funny! Oh – and yes, definitely, definitely make this dip for a party! It’s a hostess’ dream because it’s so easy but will get big raves! 😀 ~Shelley

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