We recently teamed up Alpine Start Coffee to create a fun and delicious dessert that's one of our new favorites. This recipe is really the best of both worlds; both a satisfying sweet treat and playful dessert dip! We wanted to craft a recipe that would fit right in with the rest of your book club snacks as it would as an after-school treat for your kids, highlighting Alpine Start's delicious coffee flavors and Marlo's Bakeshop soft-baked biscotti.
For this recipe we used Alpine Start Original Blend Instant Coffee, made with 100% High Altitude Colombian Arabica Coffee. The instant coffee was the perfect counterpart to the sour cream, helping dilute a bit of the moisture so the dip wouldn't be too runny. The coffee also adds just a touch of mocha flavor giving the dip depths of flavor, but you can leave it out if you're serving this dip to little ones. The result is a delicious and creamy dip that's not overly sweet but definitely satisfies your sweet tooth.
When it comes to dippers, we recommend pretzel rods, apple slices, marshmallows, graham crackers, or even soft-baked biscotti! Anything can be a dipper if you're creative! And we certainly wouldn't frown upon taking a good ol' spoon to this yummy dessert.
Mocha Peanut Butter Cup (PB Cup Dessert Dip)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon instant Alpine Start Instant Coffee
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
4oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Mini peanut butter cups, halved
Dippers: pretzel rods, apple slices, marshmallows, graham crackers
1. Using a food processor, ground up the soft-baked biscotti into fine crumbs. Set aside 1 tablespoon for garnish.
2. In a small bowl, combine sour cream with instant coffee and stir until combined. Add in biscotti crumbs.
3. In food processor, combine sour cream mixture with sugar, salt, peanut butter and cream cheese until smooth.
4. Spoon dip into serving dish and garnish with reserved biscotti crumbs and halved mini peanut butter cups. Store covered in the fridge and bring to room temperature before serving.
Serve with pretzel rods, apple slices, marshmallows or simply with a spoon!