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:
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.
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!
- 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
- 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 🙁