After School Snack: Cinnamon Cream Cheese Dip

by Rachel Lacy

If you’d paid attention to Twitter, Facebook, store ads and commercials, you know what time it is: BACK TO SCHOOL!

With two kids who will be “school kids” this year,  I have been trying to get ready with school clothes, sturdy backpacks, and (of course) a go-to list of school lunch ideas and after-school snacks.

As I started thinking about school and the coming fall season, my mind naturally drifted to apples and cinnamon.  Of all fruits and spices, those are the two that just scream autumnal school days to me.

(and, since I’m still dealing with 90+ temps at this start of this new school year, I’m all about daydreaming of cooler weather)

This Cinnamon Cream Cheese Fruit Dip is simple — just four ingredients — and comes together in minutes.  Just in time for those hungry tummies and their owners getting off the big yellow bus.

Slice some fruit and this dip is the perfect accompaniment!  Or, use it in the morning on top of toast or waffles for a creamy treat.

Just make sure to watch your Kidlets once it’s made … my daughter and son took turns sneaking into the fridge for more!!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Dip
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Ingredients
  • 1 8-oz block of Cream Cheese
  • ½ cup of Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon
  • 2-4 teaspoons of sugar or honey (sweetening to taste)
  • Apples, peaches or the fruit of your choice
Instructions
  1. Using a food processor, blender or mixer, combine the cream cheese and greek yogurt till smooth.
  2. Add the cinnamon and blend.
  3. Begin adding the sugar or honey, a teaspoon at a time till you reach your preferred level of sweetness. Stir well.
  4. Serve with sliced apples, peaches, strawberries or the fruit of your choice.
  5. To store: place in an air-tight container and refrigerate.

 



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Rachel Lacy is the author of Following In My Shoes, where she blogs about Mommyhood, Family-Friendly Recipes and Bento Lunches, and Life in Texas. She is a lover of all things Coffee and Nutella.

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1 Martin Jones August 16, 2012 at 5:57 am

I tried making a cream-cheese cookie dough dip that I found online once, it essentially just tasted like cream cheese. The addition of Greek yoghurt in this might be a good way to dilute the cream cheese taste. I love anything with cinnamon so I’ll definitely give this a shot.

Cheers,
Martin
kids island

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2 Jill Robson August 16, 2012 at 7:55 am

Who are we kidding here, i love this stuff, there would be nothing left for when my son got home.LOL Seriously thanks for reminding me that is one of my projects for back to school this year, preparing a list of healthy snacks for after school, as my son is always hungry after school and we eat late, so…

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3 Rachel Lacy August 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Lol — I know; I will have to make sure I don’t make too early in the day if I want some to be around by the time kids get home!

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4 Ginny Marie August 16, 2012 at 9:30 am

Yum! My kids are always starving when they come home from school!

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5 Rachel Lacy August 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Aren’t they? Bottomless pits!

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6 Lindsay August 16, 2012 at 10:52 am

Definitely looks tasty!

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7 Cat Davis - Food Family Finds August 16, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I just know my daughters would love that dip.

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8 Kelsey Apley October 26, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Oh man that sounds delicious!! I always love dipping my apples, and I think this would be a perfect dip to try out!

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