Easy Dessert Dip Ideas

While we all love savory, melty dip recipes, the most delicious dips lie in the unexpected: sugar.

With bases like cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, and cheesecake, here are the best dessert dip recipes for party, brunch, and potluck dips that will make the appetizer table the best spot to be.

dipping strawberrie in chocolate ganache.

a collage of 3 different dip recipes.

Sweet Dessert Dips for Holidays

Throughout the year, there are several major events and holidays that we can always count on everyone gathering and lots of food: Sports finale games, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

While there are plenty of special occasions that demand different types of food like breakfast casserole recipes (like Mother’s Day), all the other significant holidays really want those appetizers and dips.


  • Marshmallow Dip
  • Chocolate Dips
  • Cream Cheese Dips


  • Fruit Dips
  • Cheesecake Dips
  • Peanut Butter Dips


  • Cheeseballs
  • Seasonally Flavored: Pumpkin
  • Coffee Dips

Base what type of dippers you need on the thickness of the dip. Heavier dips with cream cheese need stronger dippers like graham crackers, while light and fluffy dips work well with fruit.

Top Dessert Dip Recipes

We have been making dessert dips for a long time, and when planning, here are the very first recipes we put on the list. Served at every party, these are the top 3 most requested by the family.

Best dessert dips for Apples

Apples work for nearly any dessert-style dip- not just the ones below. There are so many kinds of apples that even the apples themselves can provide their own unique flavor to the bite.

Here are our top choices to serve with apple slices.

Chocolate Dessert Dips

There really is no wrong way to serve chocolate.

Best Dessert Dips for Fruit trays

Raw fruit is one of the best ways to serve up dip at a party.

Here are the top choices to plunk down beside apples, strawberries, and bananas.

Best dips for Graham Crackers

Graham crackers, wafer cookies, shortbread cookies, and pretzels all go super well with hearty cheeseball recipes.

What to serve with Sweet Dips: Dipper Ideas

plate of dippers.
  • Fresh Fruit: Strawberries, Grapes, Apple Slices, Kiwi, Banana Slices, Pineapple Chunks
  • Dried Fruits: Apricots, Dates, and Figs
  • Fudge – Cup up small pieces to serve on a tray. Our best fudge recipe and peanut butter fudge recipe.
  • Cookies: Graham Crackers, chocolate chip cookies, nalla wafers, chocolate wafers, wafer sticks, animal crackers
  • Pretzels – Sticks, Knots or soft pretzel bites (grab frozen soft pretzels, and cut up into pieces)
  • Rice Krispie Treats – Just tear into bite size pieces
  • Pieces of pound cake – serve with a toothpick, cut into bite sized pieces

Unique Dessert Dips – Try Coffee

Not all dessert dips have classic traditional flavors seeped in marshmallow and cookie. Here are 2 unique dessert dips that you (probably) haven’t tried yet.