Is it a cheesecake? Is it a dip? It’s both! Cheesecake Dip brings all the taste of good cheesecake to a creamy dessert dip. Served with cookies, fruit, or Graham crackers, this recipe will rock your next dessert bar!
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What is Cheesecake Dip
So after eating my fair share of Carrot Cake, and licking the bowl of icing, I realized I needed to do something.
I’m not talking running to the gym, or eating low carb soup, I’m talking desserts. All that carrot cake and frosting gave me INSPIRATION for today’s recipe!
Many of you tried the Cookie Dough Dip I made earlier this year… and I figured it I could turn cookie dough into a dip, then why not cheesecake?
After a bit of playing with different cheesecake ingredients, I came up with this amazingly creamy and rich cheesecake dip recipe.
I can see this no bake dessert being a perfect addition to a dessert buffet or served as a party snack.
Eaten with graham crackers, animal crackers, pretzels cookies or fruit, Cheesecake Dip is delicious! You might even be tempted to just grab a spoon and eat it straight out of the bowl.
(I won’t judge you if you won’t judge me!)
All the taste of cheesecake with none of the waiting time? Count me in.
Here’s what I used in my cheesecake dip:
- Cream Cheese
- Vanilla Extract
- Powdered Sugar
- Chopped Pecans – learn how to toast the pecans for best flavor!
After whipping together the cream cheese with the butter, vanilla and powdered sugar, you just fold in the chopped pecans and serve!
For my first foray into cheesecake dip, I wanted to stick with classic and straightforward flavors.
I used plain cream cheese and pecans for a bit of crunch.
You could also experiment with flavored cream cheeses like strawberry, cinnamon or blueberry.
Keep in mind that you’ll probably want to reduce the amount of powdered sugar in the dip if you use a flavored kind. (These tend to have more added sugars.)
You really don’t need to get fancy here, though. This basic cheesecake dip recipe is so good just as is.
Want this dip to be more allergen friendly? It’s still amazing without the pecans!
Next time I make this sweet cream cheese dip, I may try substituting walnuts for the pecans for something a little different.
The possibilities are endless! We mostly ate our cheesecake dip with graham crackers this time around. Here are some other great ideas:
- Shortbread Cookies
- Sugar Cookies (unfrosted)
- Whole strawberries
- Pretzel rods
- Cinnamon sugar tortilla chips
- Banana, Apple, and Pear slices
- Coconut Biscotti
Feeling a little festive? Add some sprinkles on top of the cheesecake dip before serving. (I can’t wait to serve it this way at our next family birthday party!).
Like this cannoli dip recipe, you could fancy up the bowl with chocolate and sprinkles!
Store cheesecake dip in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. For best taste and texture, allow dip to sit at room temperature for up to 15 minutes before serving (but no longer than 2 hours).
The high fat content in this dip from the cream cheese means it’ll keep in the freezer for a couple of months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight before serving.
You need this dessert dip for whenever you need a quick cheesecake fix! Share it with friends or keep the goods for yourself.
More Easy Dessert Recipes
- Eclair Cake
- Orange Bread
- Cheesecake Bars
- Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
- Cinnamon Frosted Zucchini Bars
- Avalanche Krispie Treats
- 8 ounce cream cheese softened
- ½ cup butter softened
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). Add vanilla and powdered sugar and beat an additional 3-4 minutes. Fold in chopped pecans.
- Serve with graham crackers, animal crackers, pretzels. Enjoy!
- Toast the pecans for best flavor!
- Be sure to use cream cheese that comes in the block, not a tub.
- You could also experiment with flavored cream cheeses like strawberry, cinnamon or blueberry.
- Keep in mind that you’ll probably want to reduce the amount of powdered sugar in the dip if you use a flavored kind. (These tend to have more added sugars.)
This sweet cream cheese dip is creamy, sweet cheesecake bliss in a bowl.