Fruit dip is one of those great any-occasion treats, and this quick and easy chocolate fruit dip is no exception.
Planning a movie night at home? Chocolate fruit dip is great for snacking while binging.
Or maybe you need a romatic dessert for two? Dips like this are made to be shared.
And even if you’re feeding a crowd, chocolate and fruit are always a guaranteed win-win.
What fruit can you dip in chocolate?
Plenty! Here are a few of my favorites:
What else can you serve with chocolate dip?
If fruit isn’t your thing, there are still plenty of options for this whipped chocolate dip, such as:
- Nilla Wafers
- Graham Crackers
- Ladyfinger cookies
- Golden Oreos
- Sugar Cookies
- Gingersnap Cookies
- Cubes of pound cake
How long can you leave out a dessert dip?
Whenever you serve a dip for your guests to enjoy, you should always keep track of how long it sits at room temperature.
For most foods, the general rule of thumb is that a perishable item should not be in the “danger zone” for more than two hours. And by “danger zone”, this is usually at or just above room temperature. This dip will still be a little chilled when served, and that should give you an extra 30 minutes beyond the two-hour window, depending on the temperature of the room and how long ago the cheese ball left the refrigerator.
As the party goes on, you can return the dip to the refrigerator once you get past the two-hour mark. If your guests still want more dip, let it chill for at least 30 minutes before bringing it back out again.
Can you make this dip in advance?
Yes, you totally can!
Once prepared, transfer the dip to a sealed container and store in the refrigerator for three to five days.
Can you freeze chocolate fruit dip?
Yes, you can freeze this dip, but be cautious of the cream cheese. Cream cheese tends to change consistency once frozen, so the dip may change a little after once thawed.
Once frozen in a sealed container, this dip should remain good for one to three months.
Notes & tips for this chocolate fruit dip recipe
- For this recipe, I highly recommend using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. This recipe would be a bit tiresome to make by hand.
- If you’d rather not use Cool Whip, feel free to use any other semi-solid whipped topping (so long as it’s not from a can). You can also whip your own cream.
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How to make chocolate fruit dip
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 2 – Turn off the mixture, add Cool Whip to the bowl, and use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl very well. You want to make sure you loosen all the cream cheese and collect any wayward dry ingredients.
Step 3 – Mix on high until the dip becomes creamy and turns a rich chocolate color. Scrape around the sides of the bowl a final time to make sure everything is mixed and combined.
Step 4 – Serve with fruit and enjoy!
Chocolate Fruit Dip
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this chocolate fruit dip that can be made in just 10 minutes. Great as an appetizer or dessert and served with cookies or fruit.
Pause mixer add Cool Whip to bowl. Use a spatula to thoroughly scrape the sides of the bowl, getting any excess sugar and cocoa and loosening the cream cheese from the sides.
Mix again on high until dip has a thick, creamy texture and is a rich chocolate color, about 2-3 minutes. Taste test dip; if the chocolate seems too sharp, whip in more powdered sugar (about 1/4 cup at a time) until desired sweetness is reached.
Serve chocolate fruit dip immediately with fruit or cookies of your choice.