This cream cheese dessert dip can be transformed into any sort of flavor you want. Use chocolate, peanut butter chips, butterscotch or sprinkles to make it pretty. Just one of many quick easy dessert recipes we have shared on The Typical Mom blog. (affiliate links present)
Chocolate Chip Dip
We added semi sweet mini chocolate chips to this one because um, they’re my fave. This is a simple 5 ingredient dessert recipe for sure. If you want to make a sort of dessert charcuterie board you could make tons of different variations served in bowls with a bunch of dippers on the side.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
This could be another option too, just throw these into the base mix and fold right in. Done, you have dessert dip number 2…..and then go on from there. Kinda’ like our holiday cheese ball but the add ins aren’t just on the outside like that one.
Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Dip
The main ingredient should be left on the counter for a good hour or a bit more so it creams together well with everything else. If you don’t it will be kinda’ a weird consistency. Do this for your butter too, softening in your microwave is a NO NO.
Ingredients for Dessert Dip
- Room temperature cream cheese and butter
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar, also known as confectioners sugar
Then you can go nuts with the add ins you will gently fold into this at the end (and a sprinkle on top).
- Peanut butter chips are great, you could do half and half with your chocolate for a Reeses dip of sorts too
- You can find butterscotch and mint varieties of these as well
- There are hundreds of varieties of sprinkles, use the colors for the holiday you’re celebrating
Then you’ll need dippers….
What I mean by this is what will you serve alongside this. I mean sweet bite sized things like broken up graham crackers, Nilla wafers, animal crackers and small shortbread cookie sticks work well. BUT you can think way beyond that, fresh fruit is always a light choice as well.
Dessert Charcuterie Board
Think about your event. Maybe you have baby shower drinks all planned out but want something inexpensive but FUN to serve at your event too. THIS is it my friends!! Here is what you’d need to make one, or more:
- A large tray to set it all on
- Bowls to hold all your different cream cheese dips
- Fresh strawberries, slices of bananas, pineapple, even jicama is great
- Small cookies and sweet crackers
- Oreo Philadelphia cheesecake bars, bite size
Now let’s talk about how this is done, super easy…..
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip
- Add your softened cream cheese and butter into a bowl. With a stand or hand mixer, beat until fluffy. Scrape down the sides as you go, should take about 5 minutes.
- Slowly add the powdered sugar and brown sugar on low speed mix until incorporated.
- Add and vanilla. Mix well.
- Use a spoon to gently fold in chocolate chips or sprinkles. Best if it’s refrigerated until ready to serve or it will get really soft.
- Transfer to a bowl and serve with graham crackers and other sweet things to use to scoop it up.
- You could even use this to frost a 1/2 sheet cake instead!
We have used pie filling with this and made cherry cheesecake dip and it’s fun to serve muffin tin cheesecake along side this too!! If you have never baked cheesecake before I know it sounds intimidating, but bite sized like these you just can’t go wrong. Leave plain or add mini size chocolate chips to the top to match your dip.
Jump to recipe below and let your imagination go with all the variations you can make. Each one only takes about 15 minutes to make so it is fast to throw together when unexpected guests arrive at your door.
Philadelphia Cream Cheese Sweet Dip Recipe
How to store leftover dip – You can really just leave it in the bowl it’s in and cover with plastic wrap. It is best if you gently touch the contents at the top and then wrap around the bowl. That is an easy way to eliminate the air next to it so it doesn’t dry out. When enjoying it again, leave it on the countertop for 30 minutes to soften up again.
It will harden quite a bit as it cools down and will be hard to scoop up if served straight out of the fridge.
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Cream Cheese Dessert Dip
- 1 mixer
- Add cream cheese and butter into a bowl, beat until fluffy. Scrape down the sides as you go, should take about 5 minutes.
- Slowly add powdered sugar on low speed mix until incorporated. Add brown sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
- Use a spoon to gently fold in chocolate chips or sprinkles. Transfer to a bowl and serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, fresh fruit etc..
- Best refrigerated until ready to serve or it will get really soft.