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Chocolate Chip Dip

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This cream cheese chocolate chip dip tastes just like cheesecake and is perfect for gobbling up with Graham crackers, cookies, and fresh fruit. Double down on the mini chocolate chips and incredible cream cheese for a drool-worthy and delicious dessert that will have everyone asking for the recipe.

Sweet, creamy, and so easy to make, this dessert dip recipe is 5 minutes from beginning to end.

blue bowl of chocolate chip dip.

No-bake and no fuss, chocolate chip cheesecake dip will be gone in no time, so you may want to double it up!

Why you will love this Fun Dessert Dip

No-Bake Dessert Recipe: Move over funfetti dip. This chocolate chip cheesecake dip is so yummy that you won’t want to share! Philadelphia cream cheese, real butter, and light vanilla flavor are the perfect fluffy dessert dip to fold in many chocolate chips.

Tastes like Cheesecake: This chocolate chip cheesecake dip satisfies every sweet tooth and then some.

With the expected ingredients to make up the creamy cheesecake base, including brown sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla, this dessert dip goes amazing with Teddy Grahams, shortcake sticks, and vanilla wafers.

chocolate chip cheesecake dip with a vanilla wafer.

 Ingredients

Just a few ingredients are needed to make a delicious chocolate chip dip – get our full recipe below, complete with images, pictures, and now a video!!

Delightful and delicious mini chocolate chips, cream cheese, butter, and lots of sugar make this a sweet treat with classic flavors. 

  • Sugar – You are in luck! This cheesecake dip includes BROWN sugar, which has slightly (very slightly) fewer calories than regular white sugar. Brown sugar tends to be soft, fragrant, and contains some moisture. The main difference between brown sugar and regular sugar is that brown sugar has molasses, giving it that rich, sweet flavor.
  • Butter – Always use real butter when making dessert dips
  • Regular Cream Cheese – Combining cream cheese in a bowl with other ingredients can take some work, so it’s best if the block of cream cheese is left at room temperature to soften it before making. Just unwrap and let it sit open to soften the cold, hard fridge temperatures. This will make the cream cheese pliable.
  • Chocolate Chips – We used full-size chocolate chips (Nestles), but there are a lot of excellent baking chip choices – white chocolate, butterscotch – also, it’s OK to use mini chocolate chips like you would in a cannoli dip or cappuccino dip. As a side note, instead of milk chocolate chips, try white chocolate chips or even folding in crushed-up cookies!

How to make Chocolate Chip Dip

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  1. Beat the softened cream cheese and butter in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Add powdered sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla and beat until mixed well.
  3. Fold in large chocolate chips with a spatula.
  4. Spoon cheesecake dip into a serving bowl and eat immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. If the dip is refrigerated, set it out about 30 minutes before serving so the cream cheese in the dip can soften. 
  5. Serve with wafer cookies, Graham crackers, animal crackers/cookiesstrawberries, or shortbread cookies. Store any leftover dip in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Note that the fridge will harden the cream cheese, and the dip will need to be left out to soften for about 15 minutes to enjoy.

FAQ’s

What about a chocolate chip cheese ball? 

Here is the recipe if you prefer a chocolate chip cheese ball instead. The main difference is the round shape and chilling the cheesecake dip into a ball.

What do you dip into cheesecake dip?

Aside from sweet cookies, fresh fruits are also a surprisingly great choice for cheesecake dips. Just like our cherry cheesecake dip recipe, cut-up strawberries are excellent as a complementary dipper. We like to serve this chocolate chip dip with something strong, like Graham crackers, animal crackers, or even sugar cookies. Fruit is also a fantastic choice, and apples are easy to dip. Dipper Ideas include – Teddy Grahams, Graham Cracker Sticks, Vanilla Wafers, Cookies, Strawberries, and Animal Cookies.

What other dips are like Cheesecake Dip?

This dip is VERY SWEET. If you are looking for a sweet option that is less indulgent but still just as good, try S’mores Dip, Marshmallow Fruit Dip, Peppermint Fluff, or No Bake Christmas Cookie Dough Dip.

How long can you leave out dessert dip? 

When food is left out, as it often is when serving an easy party dip or appetizer dip, the concern can be the growth of bacteria. While I suspect this dip doesn’t last long, most dips should go back into the fridge by 2 hours. 

How to turn this dip into Mint Cheesecake Dip

Dye the dip with green food coloring and add a bit of mint extract. We also highly recommend using mint chocolate chips over regular chocolate chips. The rest of the ingredients remain the same. 

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Chocolate Chip Dip in 5 Minutes


Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Creamy, smooth Chocolate Chip Dip, a perfect dessert dip with full buttery cheesecake flavors. Starting with cream cheese and butter, the basis of all delicious cheesecakes, this dip transforms into the perfect fluffy dip to load up with chocolate chips. A whole new level of dipping, this cream cheese chocolate chip dip using Philadelphia cream cheese mixes up QUICK and is table ready in under 5 minutes. It takes longer to measure the ingredients than to mix!

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz. Philadelphia cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips mini work too
  • wafer cookies for serving

Instructions

  • Pull butter and cream cheese from the fridge, open packaging, and let sit to soften for 15 minutes prior to making dessert dip. This helps it mix a lot easier.
  • Beat softened cream cheese and butter in a bowl until smooth and creamy.
  • Add powdered sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract and beat until mixed well.
  • Fold in large chocolate chips with a spatula.
  • Spoon chocolate chip dip into a serving bowl and eat immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  • If dip is refrigerated, set out about 30 minutes before serving so the cream cheese in the dip can soften. 
  • Serve dip with wafer cookies, graham crackers, animal crackers/cookies, strawberries (fresh fruit) or shortbread cookies.

Video

Notes

Soften Dip

Cream cheese comes out as a solid block from the fridge. For best results, pull cream cheese out of the fridge and unwrap it so it begins to soften, about 20 minutes prior to assembling dip. You can make the dip with the hardened cream cheese, but it may be a bit of a struggle initially to blend.

Storage

Cheesecake dips must be stored in the fridge, however the cream cheese will reharden again (as cream cheese does). Simply put it back on the counter and let soften about 15 minutes to eat again or use a knife to spread it on crackers or cookies while in a more solid form. 

How long can a dessert dip be left out at a party? 

About 2 hours….if it even lasts that long. 

What to serve dip with? 

We like to eat it with graham crackers, however this dip easily goes with sugar cookies, apple slices, strawberries, vanilla wafers and pretzels. 

How to turn this dip into a mint chocolate chip dip:

Add 1/2 tsp peppermint extract and replace the chocolate chips with Andes mints. Color dip with a bit of green food coloring if you like for aesthetics. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g

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