R and I whipped this up yesterday in the kitchen. It is pretty tasty. We dipped letter cookies (the kind from Trader Joe's), pretzels and apple slices. My favorite were the apples...R predictably liked the cookies best. Then again, he would eat cookies dipped in just about anything.
This is a good alternative to the traditional caramel dip for apples. Think about it...a snack where kids dip fruit in a vegetable? And it has yogurt for some probiotics? Love it.
Sweet Pea's Pumpkin Dip
1 c canned pumpkin
1/2 plain or vanilla yogurt, strained for ten minutes*
3 T maple syrup
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t ground nutmeg
1/4 t ground allspice
1/8 t salt
Mix well. Dip. Repeat.
*Take a colander, line it with two layers of paper towels, and let the yogurt hang out while you get everything else ready. This gets rid of all the extra liquid.