Greek Yogurt Dip

So if you want something else to serve alongside the easy caramel sauce for apple-dipping, I’m here for you. Two fabulous ways to make Greek yogurt into the best little fruit dips around. How can you go wrong with cookie dough and homemade funfetti? Really. I’m thinking someone needs to throw an autumn apple dipping party. Anyone? Anyone?

This Greek yogurt cookie dough idea isn’t anything new but believe me, it is scrumptious. We’ve made it several times over the last few weeks, sometimes with natural creamy peanut butter and also with the peanut butter powder that’s all the rage these days (like PB2; I’m forever in the debt of my friend Deb for introducing me to that crazy yummy stuff that’s been finding its way into my smoothies every morning). The dip is thick and creamy and while no one is going to mistake it for actual cookie dough, it makes a righteously good accompaniment to sliced apples and also graham crackers and probably a hundred other things.

Greek Yogurt Dip

The funfetti version is equally as simple. Even more so, actually, because it has one less ingredient. Four ingredients is almost not even a recipe, in case you didn’t know. It’s sweet and slightly tangy and well, fun! Because it’s funfetti! And funfetti is sprinkly and fun! And everything tastes better with sprinkles! So says my children.

These fabulous little dips can be thrown together in literally minutes (or a minute if you are seriously rockin’ it in the kitchen) and have won me major points with the after school crew the last few weeks. Don’t tell them that when they aren’t looking, I’m finishing the dips off with a spoon. Who needs an apple. It is yogurt after all and last time I checked, it’s totally normal to eat yogurt with a spoon whether or not it’s been funfetti-fied.

Greek Yogurt Dip

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Cookie Dough and Funfetti Greek Yogurt Dips

Yield: Makes a little less than 1 cup of dip

Cookie Dough and Funfetti Greek Yogurt Dips

For the sweetener, you can really play around with what kind and how much. I use brown sugar because it doesn't thin out the yogurt like agave nectar, honey or maple syrup, but feel free to experiment. Also, I've made these dips with nonfat plain Greek yogurt as well as 2% and also the ultra decadent (full fat) Greek yogurt. The nonfat yogurt makes the dip slightly grainier and less thick but still works great (the yogurt with more fat obviously makes a creamier, more luxurious dip).

Ingredients

    Cookie Dough Dip:
  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (see note above)
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter (natural or regular) or 1 tablespoon peanut butter powder (like PB2)
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
  • Funfetti Dip:
  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (see note above)
  • 1 teaspoon multi-colored sprinkles (the long skinny kind if possible)

Directions

  1. For either version, stir together all the ingredients except the chocolate chips (or sprinkles for the funfetti version) until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips or sprinkles.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve. If making in advance, don't stir in the sprinkles to the funfetti dip until right before serving.
  3. Serve with fresh fruit, pretzels, graham crackers, etc.
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/cookie-dough-funfetti-greek-yogurt-dips/

Recipe Source: adapted from this recipe (made my own funfetti version and altered the recipe just slightly for cookie dough)

14 Responses to Cookie Dough and Funfetti Greek Yogurt Dips

  1. Catherine says:

    This looks so yummy! And so easy!!! Thanks for another fun, healthy, and kid-friendly recipe!

  2. I actually threw an apple themed dinner party a few weeks ago! These dips with a plate full of assorted apples would have been the perfect appetizer or dessert to serve!

  3. heather bell says:

    I actually bought greek yogurt today to try this. Never had greek yogurt. Looking forward to it.=) And that caramel should come with a spoon to just eat it straight!

  4. Virginia says:

    I just made this and it’s amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I am a big fan of your blog! Thanks for shaing your wonderful creations!!

  5. Kim in MD says:

    I have a fridge full of Honey Crisp apples, and these dips will be a delicious treat to eat with them!

  6. Jenny says:

    My boys will love this! I am going to try it tomorrow. Thank you!

  7. Michelle says:

    Yum! I just whipped this up to go with apples, alongside our dinner. So easy and delicious! I’ll have to start buying plain yogurt more often so I can make this! 🙂

  8. meg says:

    I just made both of these dips to count as the protein portion of our dinner tonight (ha!) and they are surprisingly addictive! I LOVE the cookie dough version! I’m so glad eating with a spoon is allowed;) thanks, as always, for your fabulous recipes and work:)

  9. Sheila H. says:

    My boys loved this. They immediately said, “mom, this is like cookie dough” and then were trying to guess the ingredients. I think they would eat it by the spoonful. Thanks for the easy and fun snack.

  10. Sharon says:

    I love this simple and fun way to make plain yogurt just the perfect amount of sweet. We love it.

  11. Jenny says:

    Can I substitute vanilla greek yogurt for the plain yogurt/vanilla in the recipe?

  12. Nicole H says:

    I just made the funfetti dip as a late night snack to eat with one pear, then after the pear was gone I ate what was left with a spoon. It was so good that I almost made it again two seconds after It was gone! Maybe tomorrow I’ll try the cookie dough dip and actually share it with my family. Haha. Thanks for these recipes!

  13. N. says:

    Love this! Could eat it all day 🙂

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