Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Dip

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I’m a lover of dips! I love all the savory dips, hot dips, and chip dips that pop up this time of year. Appetizers and Dips are perfect Holiday Party and Football Foodie Fare!

My newest obsession? Dessert dips! I’m not talking about fountains that ooze streams of melted chocolate…although they’re nice. I’m talking about a thick rich dessert dip.

Let me introduce you to Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Dip! A rich creamy chocolate cheesecake layer is topped off with Cherry pie filling and dark chocolate drizzle! Each bite is heavenly cheesecake bliss! (I know…that dish is AMAZING! I share the link for it below!)

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Dip

I made a cherry cheesecake dip for a baby shower a couple of years ago…needless to say…the ladies gathered around this dish like ravens to road kill!

With just a few ingredients you can be on your way to digging into this luscious dessert dip! (Yep! You too can look like a raven going after road kill! lol)

How to Make Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Dip

In a large mixing bowl, beat softened cream cheese and 1 (7 oz.) jar of marshmallow cream together on medium until well combined.

Soften Cream Cheese and Marshmallow Fluff

Add 1/4 cup of quality Cocoa Powder.

Adding Cocoa to Cheesecake Dip

Beat on medium until ingredients are well mixed. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl frequently.

NOTE: It will not completely mix together in the mixer…that fluff is sticky stuff! 

Chocolate added to cream cheese mixture

Scrape off beater and continue to mix until chocolate is totally incorporated into cream cheese mixture.

TIP: Use a spatula to scrape the bottom of the bowl while mixing. The “marshmallow fluff tends to stick to the bowl…like a child to a parents leg when you’re introducing them to a long-lost friend.

Chocolate Cheesecake mixture

Once chocolate is well incorporated…add 1 (8 oz.) container of thawed Cool Whip.

Addition of cool whip to cream cheese mixture

Fold in until all ingredients combine and mixture is smooth as possible! (Throw those arm muscles into mixing this together! You’re burning calories…that means MORE dip!!!)

Smooth and Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake Dip

Pour cheesecake mixture into a pie dish. Spread evenly.

I used my pretty cherry red ceramic pie plate. Click HERE to see this beautiful Pie Plate! * It’s perfect for the upcoming Holidays for your pies or dips! I’m in love with mine! 

I found a package of delicious and pretty Pizzelle Chocolate Italian Waffle Cookies at T.J. Maxx. I carefully broke them in half and wedged them down around the outer edge for decoration. They are so yummy!

Cheesecake dip in pie plate

Now for my favorite part…Cherry Pie Filling!

I have a secret addiction to cherry pie filling! Shhhhh! Yep…I deliberately leave some in the bottom of the can just so I can eat it! It’s one of my many guilty pleasures. (There are just too many to list and a girls gotta have some secrets! lol)

Spread the Cherry Pie Filling, making sure to leave a spoonful at the bottom of the can, over the top of that creamy dreamy chocolate cheesecake filling! (Hello Lover!)

You can stop here if you want…but WHY? I’m thinking we need a little more chocolate! Just a wee bit! I mean after all…this is for Choctoberfest 2018…so we might as well truly celebrate!

I’m a huge fan of Ghirardelli’s melting wafers! They make melting high quality chocolates a breeze!

Adding Melted Chocolate

Place 1/4 cup of melting wafers into a microwave safe bowl. Set your microwave at 50% cooking power. Place the bowl in the microwave and set your cook time for 2 minutes. Check to see if chocolates are melted around the edges…if not repeat until chocolates are melting. Stir until smooth.

Drizzle melted chocolate, with a spoon, back and forth over the top of the Cherry Pie Filling.

TIP: If you want to make chocolate circles like pictured for your dip…drizzle melted chocolate on parchment paper, place in the refrigerator until set…about 2 minutes. Peel off parchment and place in center of dip.

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake dip

Serve with chocolate graham crackers, or if you can find Chocolate Italian Waffle Cookies at your local market you can break them into smaller pieces like I did. I’ll be honest… it’s good with the graham crackers…but those Italian Waffle Cookies…WOWZA! Elevates this dip to another hemisphere!

Dipping into the chocolate cheesecake dip

You can cover the dip and chill until ready to serve, or serve immediately. It’s just one of the many reasons I love this dip.

Convince! Truly one of the greatest quality in any dish! This dessert dip is made with ingredients we generally have on hand…(I mean…I’m hiding Cherry Pie Filling in my cupboard! Please tell me I’m not alone?!)...it’s easy to make, and it’s DELICIOUS!

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Dip

I hope you’re friends and family will enjoy this scrumptious dessert dip as much as my party guests did! It got rave reviews and requests for the recipe. That is always a sign of a truly great dish!

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Yield: 10 servings

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Dip

Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake Dip topped with Cherry Pie Filling and drizzled with melted chocolate.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow cream
  • 1/4 cup cocoa baking powder
  • 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 (21 oz.) can Cherry Pie Filling
  • 1/4 cup Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers
  • Chocolate Graham Crackers, Chocolate cookies, or Italian Wafer Cookies for dipping

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and marshmallow cream until well combined.
  2. Add 1/4 cup Cocoa Baking Powder mix until well combined, scraping bowl frequently.
  3. Add Cool Whip and stir until well combined.
  4. Pour cheesecake mixture into pie dish and spread evenly. Top with Cherry Pie filling.
  5. Place 1/4 cup dark chocolate melting wafers in microwave safe bowl. Set power for 50% and cook time for 2 minutes. Check to see if chocolate is melting, if not repeat process. Stir until chocolate is smooth and creamy.
  6. Drizzle chocolate over top of Cherry Pie Filling. Chill until chocolate is set. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181 Total Fat: 3g Sodium: 231mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 14g Protein: 2g
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Tracy Lamb | 29th Oct 18

    Looks heavenly!! What kind of cherry pie filling do you prefer?

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 29th Oct 18

      Hi Tracy!
      I’m not too overly picky when it comes to cherry pie filling…just let me at that can! I do tend to use Duncan Hines Comstock with extra cherries. Your tribe would love this dip! Thanks for all your support. You’re the BEST friend EVER!
      Happy Nesting!
      Norine

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