Peanut Butter Dip is simple and easy to prepare but impressive. It’s perfect with fruit for after school snacks and tailgating but elegant enough for entertaining.
Football season has started. We usually try to go to at least one away game each year. Well, I try to go to an away game, Big Daddy goes to a lot. We went to Nashville for the weekend. The University of MS play Vanderbilt in Titans stadium. We made had a fun weekend trip with friends.
Have you ever been to Nashville? It is such a cool town. We stayed at the Hilton downtown. It’s one block off Broadway and walking distance to the stadium. Broadway has door to door restaurants and bars for 3 to 4 blocks with each place having fabulous live music. I mean fabulous. Tootsie’s is a famous bar and that’s were we started our night. Oh my gosh, so much fun!! So, highly recommend going to Tootsie’s if you have a chance!
Then we had dinner at Kayne Prime, it’s a chic boutique-type steakhouse. Great restaurant, I recommend the House-made Bacon with Maple Cotton Candy and Peppercorns. Yes, I said cotton candy! Just look!
My other favorite was a side of Corn Brulee with Jalapenos. I may try to recreate this one. Fresh sweet corn, slow cooked with cream and jalapenos. It was topped with a thin layer of sugar that was caramelized.
And, last picture of our trip. Have you seen Pedal Taverns before? It’s a “traveling bar”, except you have to pedal. I just wanted to ride and not do any work. My friends didn’t go for that!
Now, on to what I’ve been doing in the kitchen…
I know it still feels like summer in most areas, but after Labor Day I get in a fallish mood and want to cook with apples and pumpkin. Although this Peanut Butter Dip doesn’t actually have apples of pumpkin in it, it’s best served with apple slices in my opinion. That qualifies, right?
If it takes a little Peanut Butter Dip to get a few more fruits into my boys, I’m all for it. Of course, I’d really like to just eat this with a spoon, but because I don’t particularly want to spend the extra time on cardio, I will refrain.
Let your imagination run free with dippers. Any fruit would be good, I prefer apples and bananas. You may also want to try cookies, crackers or pretzels.
This dip is smooth and creamy. It’s rich and decadent. While I intended it to be a dip, you could drizzle it over cake or ice cream
or eat it with a spoon.
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- 2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoon heavy cream can substitute fat free, 1%, 2% or whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In the bowl of an electric mixer combine all ingredients.
- Beat until smooth.
- If mixture is too thick add more cream one tablespoon at a time.
- Serve with sliced fruit.
I like a more tart apple with this like Golden Delicious, Granny Smith or Gala.Bananas, marshmallows, pretzels or graham crackers would also be great dippers.