Snickerdoodle Dip (dinnerandafamily.com)

I saw it. I had to try it. And it was good!

I was flipping through a recent Cooking Light magazine and saw recipes for lighter versions of dessert. This one caught my eye!

Kids love to dip. I recently got these cute little containers for my kids’ lunch boxes. Here’s a photo:

Snack'n Dip Container by Fuel

They are brilliant! I put in veggies (carrots, cucumbers, or red pepper strips) and then a small amount of dressing. They are eating veggies at lunch! I have also put in pretzels and peanut butter, plain Greek yogurt and chocolate chips, and now and I’m going to pack apples and this yummy dip. The possibilities are endless: hummus and veggies; cottage cheese and jam; chips and salsa. And that cute little knife? How adorable! You could spread cream cheese on crackers or almond butter on celery. Now it’s just showing off.

Snickerdoodle Dip 2 (dinnerandafamily.com)

This dip would also be a perfect treat for after school or dinner and would be a hit as an appetizer or for a buffet at a wedding or baby shower. It’s “light” because of the lower-fat cream cheese, smaller amounts of sugar, and the Greek yogurt. Keep your portion to 2 1/2 tablespoons, and it’s a fun treat for everyone! I cut myself an apple and measured out the 2 1/2 tablespoons and it was more than enough – my whole apple had plenty of the cinnamon-y goodness and sure enough…..it reminded me of a snickerdoodle cookie! It also took about 10 minutes to whip up. Easy and delicious – now we’re talking!

Snickerdoodle Dip (from Cooking Light)
 
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 oz. ⅓-less-fat cream cheese (about ¾ of a cup)
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Combine first three ingredients using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. Mix until combined (it will be crumbly). Add the rest of the ingredients and beat until smooth. Serve with apples, bananas, or pears.

*Recipe from the September 2015 Cooking Light. Instructions are changed slightly from original and are in my own words.

*I got the container at a Cornelle store at Concord Mills mall near my house. It’s called Snackn’ Dip by Trudeau Fuel. I couldn’t find it on Amazon 🙁

 

 

 

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