Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Creamy Peanut Butter Dip
I'm excited to be sharing this recipe for a lighter healthier peanut butter dip, a perfect way to celebration National Peanut Butter Lover's Day!
I ran across this recipe for creamy peanut butter dip on the WW (WeightWatchers) website recently. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to give it a try. I love both peanut butter and hummus and this seemed like a sweet and creamy combination of the two.
To make this wholesome dip, chickpeas, peanut butter, honey, warm water and a bit of salt are combined in a food processor or heavy duty blender , (I used my Vitamix ), until creamy. Then you just let it chill for a bit before spreading it onto your favorite fruits and vegetables.
How Many Calories & WW Points in this Healthy Peanut Butter Dip?
This dip is great for peanut butter lovers looking for a lighter, healthier alternative. (Yes, peanut butter is good for you, but it's also high in WW Points!)
This dip allows you to enjoy more than twice as much volume for the same SmartPoints, so you can spread it a bit more liberally onto banana and apple slices, carrots and celery sticks, crackers or toast!
According to WW, each heaping 2 tablespoon serving has 154 calories and
5 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Cooking Notes, Additions & Variations
Be sure to wait until this creamy peanut butter dip is cold before making any judgments. It really does need to set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, as the recipe suggests.
While I liked the initial batch, I can't wait to do a little more experimenting with this recipe. I found the dip a little sweet for my tastes, so next time I'll add just 1 tablespoon of honey and adjust from there.
I also want to experiment with making a savory peanut butter dip and try other variations of peanut butter dip including a peanut butter yogurt dip and peanut butter pumpkin dip. Will let you know how it all turns out 🙂
I love the idea of adding a pinch of red pepper flakes for a spicier peanut butter dip.
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Skinny Creamy Peanut Butter Dip Recipe
- 1-½ cups canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- 2-½ tablespoons honey
- ½ cup hot water
- Salt to taste
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor or heavy duty blender such as a Vitamix.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Taste and stir in salt to taste.
- Scrape into a bowl and cover.
- Refrigerate for until chilled, at least 30 minutes.
*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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