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Peanut Butter and Jelly Dip

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This fun peanut butter and jelly dip is loaded with the flavors of childhood. It is light and creamy, not too sweet and super fun. Make it for your next get together to see for yourself!

close up of bowl of peanut butter and jelly dip surrounded by animal crackers, pretzels and graham crackers.

Digging in to a fun dip brings out the child in you. Load that dip with peanut butter and jelly and use animal crackers, pretzels and graham crackers as dippers and that effect is magnified! This dip is perfect for parties.

It is a fun slightly sweet appetizer or a perfect munchable light dessert. Plus you can make it ahead so it is perfect all the way around!

MiMi first made this dip for a party we were hosting to watch the big game back in 2015.  We had so many snacky foods, we thought the dessert should be kind of light and simple.

MiMi set out to make up a sweet cheese ball.  She thought it would be fun to make one that combined the age old classics of peanut butter and jelly.

mixing bowl of peanut butter and jelly dip ingredients.

As these things go, everything changed as she went.  So, she made a dip instead!  A yummy, sweet dip that brings back your childhood (only better).

As we have discussed before, Little Dude loves to dip.  He also loves peanut butter.

He has it on toast nearly every day.  So, we knew this would be a hit with him.

mixing bowl with fluffy peanut butter and jelly dip and beaters.

What we didn’t know is how much the adults would love it.  Even the big guys were getting into it between bites of buffalo chicken dip.

MiMi made two kinds.  One with grape jelly and the other with strawberry. (Mmmmm, strawberry jelly!!)

The pictures I took that first night were not great, things were busy when everyone arrived.  By the time I got back to do it, they were decimated!

Of course that is a good sign, really.  When food disappears quickly like that, you know you have a winner on your hands.

Peanut butter and jelly dip on animal cracker, ready to eat.

We have made several sweet dips since then and they are always a hit. The monster cookie dough dip has made an appearance at several parties and the cookies and cream cheese ball is another winner.

But I thought it was high time we went back to this recipe and spiffed it up a bit.  It is so simple and really delicious, so it deserved to be reintroduced to you all.

The base of the dip ends up pretty light and fluffy if you give it a good beating with a mixer.  Add a little honey at first and give it a taste, then add more if necessary.

I chose to keep mine on the more lightly sweet end of the spectrum, but a little more honey or jelly would easily swing it to the sweeter side if that is what you are after.

small plate filled with peanut butter and jelly dip, animal crackers, pretzels and graham crackers.

To garnish the bowl, I just warmed up a little more jelly so it would spread easily and put it on top of the mix. A few chopped peanuts helped to give people an idea of what they would find underneath.

You can use whatever dippers you would like with your dip.  We have used a variety of items over the years.

Animal crackers and pretzel twists hold up well to dipping.  Vanilla wafers, graham crackers, even regular crackers are all good options as well.

I think dessert dips are a perfect way to have a little something sweet at a party.  They are particularly great for snacky parties like New Year’s or  game day get togethers.

Have you ever made a dessert dip? What are your favorite kinds?

close up of bowl of peanut butter and jelly dip surrounded by animal crackers, pretzels and graham crackers.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Dip

Servings: 24 Servings
Author: Carlee
This fun peanut butter and jelly dip is loaded with the flavors of childhood. It is light and creamy, not too sweet and super fun. Make it for your next get together to see for yourself!
4.91 from 20 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup jelly of your choice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 2-3 Tablespoon honey
  • For garnish: Additional jelly and/or chopped peanuts
  • Dippers of your choice we liked graham crackers, vanilla wafers, animal crackers, Ritz crackers and pretzels


  • In a large bowl, beat together the peanut butter, cream cheese, sour cream, salt and jelly until smooth.
    1 cup peanut butter, 8 ounces cream cheese, ¼ cup sour cream, ¾ cup jelly of your choice, ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Taste and determine if it is sweet enough. Add more jelly or a couple of Tablespoons of honey until it's the way you like it.
  • Transfer to your serving bowl.
  • If desired, warm up a little additional jelly (a couple of Tablespoons should be plenty) so it is easy to spread. Spread over the top of the dip.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts if desired.


This could easily be made with other nut butters as well, feel free to experiment with your favorites!



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 106mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Saturday 18th of January 2020

I know two more adults who would love this! Yum!


Friday 10th of January 2020

Now this is interesting! I'm kind of loving it. I have never seen this before and I know that my grandkids would love it. They are going to love you for sharing it!


Saturday 11th of January 2020

It's a fun one! I was surprised how frequently my brothers were going back for more. They seemed to really like the pretzels with it the best.

Brooke Showalter

Monday 6th of January 2020

Sounds delicious! I was hoping to save this to Pinterest, but I keep getting an error that pinning isn't allowed from this domain.


Monday 6th of January 2020

I am so sorry it didn't pin for you! Sometimes if you hit refresh, that clears it otherwise you can try using one of my social share buttons at the top or the bottom of the post. I definitely encourage pinning so I am sorry that you had trouble.

Mandy Rivers

Friday 3rd of January 2020

FABULOUS idea! I constantly have a houseful of kids so I can't wait to whip this up for them!


Thursday 2nd of January 2020

Yummy! I would totally dig this dip!