Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Hot Cocoa Dip

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hot Cocoa Dip


Quite possibly the easiest dessert dip you'll find this time of year! 
Grab the ingredients for your next holiday gathering. 
 
 
I attended my first {and last} ugly sweater gathering this year.  My afghan sweater certainly wasn't the ugliest by any stretch of the means, but you still wouldn't have me caught dead in it, if it wasn't for this party.
 
When I was leaving the house the husband said, "That sweater isn't actually too bad, you could wear it on Christmas Eve."
 
What?
 
Are you color blind?
 
Wear it on Christmas Eve in front of Jesus and everyone?  No thank you.  He really needs to get out more.
 
I made my pumpkin cinnamon rolls for this gathering, as it was for MOPS...but if your ugly sweater party is at night or a bit more lively {say, with some bubbly}, this Hot Cocoa Dip might be a fun dish to take.  It comes together lickety-split and I have yet to meet someone who doesn't like it.  In fact, I made it on a night the husband was working and the next morning he asked me what it was.  I told him Hot Cocoa Dip and that you eat it with Nilla wafers or graham crackers.
 
He then proceeded to tell me he just ate it straight with a spoon when he got home in the middle of the night.  There simply wasn't any time to waste with a cracker.

 

Feel free to top this dip with whatever seems suitable to you - mini marshmallows, crushed graham crackers, silvered almonds...it all goes down the same pipe, right?

In fact the next night after dinner we had a tiny bit of this left and we made sandwiches with it out of graham crackers.  Did you ever have frosting in between graham crackers for a snack as a kid?  Well, I did and this reminded me of that.

But better.

Make this for your next holiday party!

Hot Cocoa Dip
Print this Recipe!

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 c. powdered sugar
4 T. cocoa powder
1 t. vanilla extract
chocolate chips
chopped pecans
Nilla wafers

1.  In a bowl combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, cocoa and vanilla, stirring to combine.  Chill for an hour.
2.  Top with chocolate chips and chopped pecans.  Serve with Nilla wafers or graham crackers as dippers.

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If you missed my post earlier this week, check it out here.  It's a fun one!  And I must have "dip" on the mind as I partnered with Chobani for another exciting post coming up.  And lastly I have the final installment for holiday gift giving.

So much coming!

5 comments:

  1. OMG, that looks insulin worthy Ally! :D I tried to do an ugly sweater party at my office last year, and I was the only one! :(

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  2. Yummy! and yes, I did put frosting between graham crackers...all the time...still do!

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  3. Now that sounds like fun! Can't wait to try it!

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  4. Sarah | Curious CuisiniereDecember 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    This looks delicious!

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