This high protein peanut butter dip is perfect for dipping apples, celery, or crackers. I made this peanut butter dip with blended dates to make it sweet. I use peanut butter powder to get the flavor of peanut butter, while still keeping the calories low. And then protein powder to really pack in the protein!
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Why you should try this peanut butter dip:
This dip started as my attempt to make a lower calorie, protein energy ball or protein bar. I love bars like Larabars, and all the energy balls other creators make. However, they are usually made with nut butters, making the final product very high in calories.
So, I started with an idea that I wanted to use the peanut butter powder instead of the nut butter. I kept the dates, because they are sweet and they hold together bars well, like a Larabar. Then, because I wanted it to be a protein treat, I included a vanilla protein powder.
The problem was, it was too runny. In fact, it was more like frosting than a ball or a bar.
But, once I licked the spoon… I. Did. Not. Care. My husband immediately began using it as a spread on bread. He ate it all.
I made it again, and used it as a dip for apples.
SO GOOD!! This recipe will forever be a favorite of mine.
How to make the peanut butter protein dip:
Creating this is simple. The trick is to soak your dates. I found pitted dates, and put 6-8 dates in a bowl filled with water. Blending these in a food processor without soaking them first won’t get you a spread or dip, and it’s much more difficult to blend.
After a good 2-3 hour soak, put the dates, peanut butter powder and vanilla protein powder in a food processor. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the date water if it’s having trouble blending.
Keep blending until it’s like a fluffy, frosting cloud!
In total, this made 100 grams of peanut butter dip. So, for each tablespoon, I calculated:
- 36 calories
- 4 g protein
- 5 g carbs
- 0.5 g fat
But, if you are like me and peanut butter makes portion control impossible, eat the entire bowl. You’ll be getting:
- ✔️369 calories
- ✔️37 grams protein
- ✔️48 grams carbs
- ✔️4 grams fat
Let me know if you try this recipe for peanut butter dip! I’d love to hear the fun ways you use it!
High protein peanut butter dip
- food processor
- Soak the dates for a few hours to make them soft enough for blending.
- Then, take the dates out plus 1-2 tablespoons of the water they were soaking in.
- Then, in a food processor, mix it altogether.
- 369 calories
- 37 grams protein
- 48 grams carbs
- 4 grams fat