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If you need an easy dessert for any party you should make peanut butter dip. This one is perfect for the 4th of July or Memorial Day because it’s shaped like an American Flag!

With just a few ingredients, this dip is easy to make and absolutely loved by everyone who tastes it!

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What is Peanut Butter Dip?

Years ago I posted my Peanut Butter Football Dip and it’s one of my most popular recipes, especially around the Super Bowl. So I decided to turn that beloved dip into a new shape for a summer holiday: an American Flag.

This is a simple sweet dip that you eat with pretzels or cookies, vegetables or apples. It has peanut butter and cream cheese along with powdered sugar – it’s like eating a peanut butter cheesecake with a spoon.

Every single person who has tried this dip recipe loves it – it’s one of my most made recipes!

Overhead view of peanut butter flag dip with pretzels around it

Ingredients in Peanut Butter Dip

Peanut Butter: You’ll need creamy or crunchy peanut butter for this. I recommend using a regular store brand that is no-stir (not a natural peanut butter).

Cream Cheese: Make sure it’s softened to avoid lumps.

Unsalted Butter: Makes sure it’s also softened. You can also substitute salted butter if you prefer.

Powdered Sugar: For binding and sweetness.

Vanilla Extract: For Flavor

Mini Chocolate Chips: You can omit these but I love the chocolate and peanut butter combination.

Sprinkles: You need a hefty dose of sprinkles to make this look like an American Flag!

How to make Peanut Butter Dip

1. Cream together the peanut butter with the butter and cream cheese.

Overhead shot of peanut butter, butter and cream cheese in mixing bowl

2. Then mix in the vanilla and powdered sugar. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Overhead shot of peanut butter dip with chocolate chips in mixing bowl

3. Shape: Place the dip onto a sheet of wax or parchment paper. Shape it into a rectangle.

How to decorate dip like an American Flag

Here are your options for decorating this dip recipe:

  • Decorate the entire thing with a 4th of July sprinkle combination.
  • Use tinted vanilla frosting or melted chocolate and candy melts to decorate it like a flag.
  • Do like I do and use red, white and blue sprinkles. I recommend jimmies or nonpareils.

To decorate your flag, here is what you do:

You need to cover certain parts of the rectangle so the sprinkles don’t mix. Think of when you’re painting a room and use blue tape to paint the edges; we’re doing something similar.

Overhead shot of peanut butter flag dip base with flag design being laid out on top

Cut wax paper to cover where the stars go, and then cut strips of wax paper for stripes.

Overhead shot of peanut butter flag dip with red sprinkle stripes completed

Lay the wax paper strips alternately on the flag and fill in the open area with the color of sprinkles you want. Then move the wax paper to cover those stripes and do the alternate color.

Overhead shot of peanut butter flag dip with red and white sprinkle stripes completed

When it’s time to do the blue and stars, remove the cover and add blue sprinkles carefully. I used star sprinkles for the stars.

Overhead view of peanut butter flag dip with pretzels around it

How to serve Peanut Butter Flag Dip

There are so many ways to serve this! Place it on a platter and surround it with your favorite things:

  • Pretzels
  • Graham Crackers or other small cookies
  • Wheat Thins or other crackers
  • Vegetables like carrots or celery
  • Apple slices
Hand holding a pretzel dipped in the peanut butter flag dip

This is the perfect easy dip for any gathering!

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Overhead view of peanut butter flag dip with pretzels around it

American Flag Peanut Butter Dip

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This easy peanut butter dip is like eating a no bake cheesecake without a crust – it's got chocolate and peanut butter and is so good.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 16 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


  • ¼ cup (57g) unsalted butter , softened
  • 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese , softened
  • 1 cup (268g) peanut butter (your choice; crunchy or smooth)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups (170g) powdered sugar (up to 2 cups if needed)
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • Red, White, and Blue sprinkles (separated)
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  • Cream butter, cream cheese, and peanut butter until mixed (using a hand-held mixer). Mix in vanilla.
  • Add powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time, and mix until combined. Mix in chocolate chips.
  • Turn out mixture on a large sheet of waxed paper. Use your hands to form into a rectangle (flag) shape.
  • Place the waxed paper onto your serving plate. (It helps if the plate has sides…less mess!)
  • Cut strips of wax paper to block out the areas you're not filling with sprinkles, and a rectangle to cover the blue part.
  • Cover in red sprinkles, then move the strips to cover the red and fill in with white. Then fill in the blue and top with star sprinkles for the stars.
  • Serving suggestion: pretzels, animal crackers, cookies, a spoon. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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Peanut Butter Flag Dip is an easy peanut butter cheeseball dip decorated like an American Flag! This sweet dip recipe is perfect for parties and the 4th of July!

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Any suggestions other than sprinkles for the red, white and blue? I am sitting here trying to think of something to sub for those. Was thinking of a light cream cheese frosting. Does anyone think that would work okay? I will give it a try and see what happens and let you all know.

  2. I make your dip ALL THE TIME; I am obsessed with it and it’s always a HUGE hit at any party. I serve it with pretzels and chocolate animal cookies — which is the HANDS DOWN MOST TASTY way to eat it! I usually do the football version, but if not that I just throw it in a bowl like any other dip. It doesn’t need sprinkles to be delicious!

  3. I am trying to imagine these flavors in my mouth right now. It’s working….and I want some! Great presentation….this would be such a hit!

  4. Now that’s something you don’t see every day with the use of peanut butter, very clever and could be adapted for all occasions