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Sweet Dips for the Holidays: 40 Delicious Recipes

No holiday is truly complete without some special Sweet holiday dips to tantalize your guests. Sweet, savory, creamy, and spicy, we have all the best holiday dips right here.

Get your celebration started off right with these 40 delicious dips that are sure to please any crowd. From classic chocolate dips to fruity spreads, there’s something for everyone on this list that will keep your guests coming back for more.  

Sweet dips are an essential part of holiday celebrations, whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other festive occasion. These dips add a touch of sweetness to your holiday spread and are perfect for serving with fruits, cookies, and crackers.

Serve them with sliced fruit, cookies, or even pretzels for a sweet and salty combination. And with so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find a dip that fits your taste preferences and dietary needs. So why wait? Start planning your holiday menu today with these 40 sweet dips!

40 sweet dips for holiday.

Tips for Serving Sweet Dips

When it comes to serving sweet dips, there are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure that your guests have the best experience possible. Here are some things to consider:

Pair your dips with the right dippers: While sweet dips can be served with a variety of dippers, it’s important to choose the right ones to complement the flavors of the dip. For example, fruit-based dips pair well with fresh fruit slices, while chocolate-based dips can be served with pretzels, graham crackers, or cookies.

Keep the dips at the right temperature: Sweet dips are best served at room temperature or slightly chilled, depending on the recipe. Make sure to follow the instructions for storing and serving the dip to ensure that it’s at the right temperature when your guests are ready to enjoy it.

Offer a variety of dips: To cater to different tastes and dietary needs, consider offering a variety of sweet dips. This could include options that are gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan, as well as dips with different flavor profiles, such as spicy, fruity, or chocolatey.

Label your dips: To help guests identify the different dips and avoid any confusion, it’s a good idea to label each dip with its name and any relevant dietary information. This can be done with small signs or labels placed near each dip.

Provide plenty of dippers: Make sure to have enough dippers on hand for all of your guests, and consider providing a variety of options to suit different tastes. It’s better to have too many diapers than not enough, so don’t be afraid to overestimate how many you’ll need.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your sweet dips are a hit with your guests and make your holiday gathering even more memorable.

  1. SWEET AND SPICY CRANBERRY JALAPENO DIP 

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Tart, sweet, spicy, and creamy, this cranberry jalapeno dip has it all! This festive holiday appetizer is a crowd-pleaser and could not be easier to make!

Repurpose that leftover cranberry sauce into a delicious dip to snack on while watching the big game! 

Get the full recipe from Lynn’s Way Of Life

  1. EGGNOG CHRISTMAS DIP 

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Eggnog Christmas Dip is a sweet and easy dessert that’s great with fruits or cookies. This will make for the perfect Christmas Appetizer!

Dessert dips are always such a treat to see at parties! This Eggnog Christmas Dip will make for an excellent party appetizer or an easy holiday snack.

Get the full recipe from Cincy Shopper

  1. GRINCH DIP PARTY RECIPE | EASY CHRISTMAS GRINCH COOKIE DIP 

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This fluffy Grinch Dip with a sugar cookie base is perfect for a holiday party or Christmas movie night! The best part? It’s easy to make and doesn’t require any weird ingredients!

This delicious dessert is one of our favorites over the holiday break because it’s so pretty and tastes like Dunkaroo dips. ready With just a few simple ingredients and minutes,

Get the full recipe from Movie Nights At Home

  1. CHOCOLATE CHIP DIP 

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Chocolate Chip Dip with cream cheese is a sweet treat that everyone will love. Serve it with fruit and graham crackers for dipping!

If you have a sweet tooth like me, Chocolate Chip Dip with Cream Cheese is a dream come true! Who doesn’t want dessert disguised as an appetizer?!

Get the full recipe from Gift Of Hospitality

  1. HOW TO MAKE A DESSERT DIP BOARD: 100% CROWD-PLEASER DESSERT IDEA 

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If you’re looking to wow your guests or friends at your next get together, how about a dessert dip charcuterie board? 

Charcuterie boards are super-popular these days, and making one with dessert dips is perfect for grazing! 

Get the full recipe from A Hundred Affections

  1. PUMPKIN DIP 

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Fall is all about pumpkin and this Pumpkin Dip is one that your guests will love. 

Pumpkin puree, Cool Whip, Greek yogurt, and vanilla pudding are the perfect dip for vanilla wafers, graham crackers, or apples. You will love this sweet treat! 

Get the full recipe from A Cedar Spoon

  1. CREAM CHEESE PUMPKIN DIP 

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Fall flavored and creamy, Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip blends canned pumpkin, cream cheese and pumpkin pie spices for a tasty dip.  

This simple dip has a mere six ingredients—four if you use a pumpkin pie spice blend. Delicious with apples, gingersnaps, bagels and more! 

Get the full recipe from Art Of Natural Living

  1. VEGAN FRUIT DIP (SWEET TAHINI YOGURT SAUCE) 

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This vegan fruit dip is easy to make and packed with healthy fats delicious and perfect with fresh fruit.

This dip has probiotics from the yogurt and nutrients from the tahini. It is only lightly sweetened too so it is super healthy for you.

Get the full recipe from Avocado Skillet

  1. SUGAR COOKIE DIP (HIGH PROTEIN, LOW FAT) 

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This high-protein and low-calorie Sugar Cookie Dip is the ultimate guilt-free holiday indulgence! Sweet, creamy, festive, and fun, everyone is going to want to dive in!

This Sugar Cookie Dip can be made for basically any occasion. You can customize it with sprinkle toppings and dippers that fit whatever it is you’re celebrating!

Get the full recipe from Lauren Fit Foodie

  1. HOLIDAY CRANBERRY WHIPPED FETA DIP WITH FRESH ROSEMARY 

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This Cranberry Whipped Feta Dip is a quick, indulgent appetizer with just the right balance of sweet and savory, creamy and light, that’s sure to make your holiday spread merry and bright!

Get the full recipe from Maple Vine Kitchen

  1. HIGH PROTEIN YOGURT DIP (3 MIN, VEGETARIAN) 

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This reeeaaaaallllyyyyy easy yogurt dip only takes a couple of minutes to knock together and adds a whole new spin to your five a day.

It’s really tasty (how could yogurt and peanut butter not be?) and you can even make your own peanut butter to save on money, sugar, and additives.

Get the full recipe from Hurry The Food Up

  1. CREAMY HOT CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE DIP 

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This Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Dip is your favorite hot chocolate recipe, but cold and perfect for any time of year. Creamy and delicious! 

An easy recipe with simple ingredients, it’s time to try one of your favorite things as a no-bake dessert dip instead. 

Get the full recipe from Dancing Through The Rain

  1. REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUP DIP 

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Are you craving something sweet, creamy, and utterly irresistible? You’re in luck! 

Reese’s dip is not just a dessert—it’s a decadent experience that’s gone viral on TikTok for a good reason.

Get the full recipe from Salty Side Dish

  1. EDIBLE BROWNIE BATTER DESSERT DIP RECIPE 

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This Edible Brownie Batter Dessert Dip Recipe is so easy to put together and makes the perfect holiday treat.

Just gather up a few simple ingredients and your favorite cookies and graham crackers to dip into this chocolately dessert dip and you’ll have the perfect treat for any party.

Get the full recipe from Saving Dollars And Sense

  1. DARK CHOCOLATE HUMMUS 

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This dark chocolate hummus recipe is nutritious and easy to make. It’s a tasty dessert or snack idea that will satisfy any chocolate craving. 

Serve this sweet hummus as a fruit dip for fresh strawberries, apple slices, or any other type of fruit you prefer.

Get the full recipe from A Sweet Alternative

  1. SERVE UP A SWEET TREAT WITH/ THIS LITTLE DEBBIE CHRISTMAS TREE DIP 

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Serve up a delicious sweet treat this holiday season with this delicious Little Debbie Christmas Tree dip. Here is how to make it! 

Are you obsessed with Little Debbie Christmas trees? These popular cakes are a must-have for many during the holidays. 

Get the full recipe from Two Kids And A Coupon

  1. CHRISTMAS TREE CAKE DIP 

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Christmas Tree Cake Dip: A festive treat that’s made with cream cheese and nostalgic Little Debbie cakes. 

Enjoy with graham crackers, animal crackers, or vanilla wafers at your next Christmas party!

Get the full recipe from Fantabulosity

  1. HOT CHOCOLATE DIP 

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Looking for a chocolate-filled dessert dip? Try out this creamy, fluffy, and rich hot chocolate dip. 

This decadent chocolate dessert only takes 3 ingredients and 10 minutes to whip together.

Get the full recipe from How To Make Rice Crispy Treats

  1. PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE DIP 

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You will want pumpkin cheesecake dip all holiday season! Flavored with warming pumpkin spice, this holiday dip is the hit of every party.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip is one of the most requested appetizers when asking what you can bring to the holiday party.

Get the full recipe from Spabettie

  1. RED VELVET DESSERT DIP 

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So out of the ashes of red velvet truffles was born the amazing and delicious red velvet dessert dip. In some ways, it’s even better than truffles. 

The flavor is a perfect match for parties as well. It’s not too chocolaty, but it has more richness than straight vanilla. 

Get the full recipe from Homan At Home

  1. EASY HOT COCOA DIP: HOW TO MAKE IT IN 4 STEPS 

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Whether you call it Hot Cocoa Dip or Hot Chocolate Dip, this easy to make creamy treat is a delicious for dipping graham crackers, pretzels, cookies or just about anything!

they’re so easy to make and super fun (and delicious) to serve at parties or just have as a snack at home for movie night or just hanging out.

Get the full recipe from Thrifty Jinxy

  1. LITTLE DEBBIE CHRISTMAS TREE DIP 

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Little Debbie Christmas Tree dip is the perfect quick and easy dessert to add some holiday cheer to the dessert table, It is light, fluffy, and super delicious. 

Once you try it, you will find yourself running to the store to stock up on Little Debbie Christmas trees so you can make it throughout the whole year. 

Get the full recipe from Sparkles To Sprinkles

  1. CHRISTMAS COOKIE DOUGH DIP 

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This recipe for cookie dough dip has a fluffy and creamy base of eggless Christmas cookie dough that’s swirled with plenty of holiday sprinkles and served with fruit and cookies for dipping. 

Looking for an easy and unique offering for your next holiday party? This cookie dough dip is sure to be a huge hit! It only takes 5 minutes to make!

Get the full recipe from Dinner At The Zoo

  1. CHERRY CHEESECAKE DIP 

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Cherry Cheesecake Dip is made with light ingredients but is so rich and creamy! It’s all of the cheesecake flavor without all of the work!

Cherry Cheesecake Dip is a delicious, no-bake dessert dip that takes just minutes to make. 

Get the full recipe from I Heart Eating

  1. PEPPERMINT DIP (PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE DIP) 

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This Peppermint Dip is an easy 5-minute dessert dip that is perfect for the holidays. It’s a favorite for holiday parties and get-togethers.

With the busy rush of the holidays, a recipe that takes only 5 minutes to prepare and is no-bake is right up our alley.

Get the full recipe from Easy Budget Recipes

  1. GINGERBREAD DIP 

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This Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip is always a party favorite for the holidays. Plus, it’s been shared over 322,000 times on social media!

Make it for your next holiday get-together, and I guarantee you’ll be the most popular person in the room! 

Get the full recipe from Food Folks And Fun

  1. HOT COCOA DESSERT DIP 

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Are you ready to take your hot cocoa obsession to the next level? Look no further! We have concocted a sinfully delicious dessert dip that will satisfy even the most insatiable sweet tooth. 

Picture this: velvety smooth hot cocoa combined with decadent ingredients, creating a heavenly dip that is simply irresistible. 

Get the full recipe from Crazy For Couponing

  1. EASY CANNOLI DIP RECIPE (WITH MASCARPONE) 

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Cannolis are great, but they get soggy if you don’t enjoy them right away. That’s why this Cannoli Dip recipe is so good. 

It’s served on the side of crushed waffle cones, so nothing gets soggy. Plus, it only takes five minutes to make.

Get the full recipe from Drug Store Divas

  1. PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE DIP 

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Creamy pumpkin cream cheese dip is everyone’s favorite. Its rich, smooth texture and warm spices create a delightful dip — perfect for sharing with friends and family.

This delicious pumpkin cheesecake dip is a game changer when you want a sweet treat without all the fuss! 

Get the full recipe from Everyday Family Cooking

  1. BROWNIE BATTER HUMMUS VEGAN FRUIT DIP RECIPE 

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This Brownie Batter Hummus Vegan Fruit Dip recipe is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite fruits.  

This isn’t your typical hummus, it’s loaded with peanut butter, maple syrup, and rich cocoa powder for the perfect chocolate creamy dip for fresh fruit, graham crackers, or even chocolate cookies.

Get the full recipe from Intentionally Eat

  1. CAKE BATTER DIP WITH CREAM CHEESE AND CAKE MIX 

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This cake batter dip with cream cheese is a fun, sweet cake mix dip that’s perfect with fruit or cookies! 

We’ve added a Christmas twist with festive holiday sprinkles on the top to make a fun holiday dip, but you could add different sprinkles and make this anytime.

Get the full recipe from The Parent Spot

  1. APPLE PIE DIP 

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Get all the flavors of apple pie without all of the work! It’s the perfect, easy dessert for your Thanksgiving table!

Serve this Apple Pie Dip with your favorite Cinnamon Chips, stuffed in between waffles or as a delicious ice cream topping. 

Get the full recipe from Mom’s Test Kitchen

  1. CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD CHEESECAKE DIP 

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There’s nothing better than enjoying the decadent and sweet flavors that come along with the season. 

This Christmas Time Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip recipe is going to be your new favorite.

Get the full recipe from Savvy Mama Lifestyle

  1. HOMEMADE HEALTHY COOKIE BUTTER 

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Make all your sweet dreams come true with this creamy, delicious, and healthy Cookie Butter! Use it as a spread, dip, frosting, or just lick it off a spoon. It’s so good!! 

Cookie butter is a spread made from ground-up spice cookies with a consistency like nut butter. 

Get the full recipe from Veggie Inspired

  1. DIP FOR CINNAMON SUGAR CHIPS 

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This easy Dip for Cinnamon Sugar Chips is a great way to enjoy one of your favorite chips. It is a wonderful dip to make for parties too!

This cream cheese based dip is great dip for cinnamon sugar tortilla, pretzel, or pita chips. 

Get the full recipe from Two Pink Peonies

  1. HOLIDAY RECIPE: CHRISTMAS COOKIE DIP 

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Festive Christmas cookie dip is a wonderful dessert treat, when it is topped with red and green sprinkles for the holidays. 

The green and red Christmas sprinkles on top make it look great for a party or an at-home treat for family movie night or game night. 

Get the full recipe from Mama Likes To Cook

  1. CANNOLI DIP 

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Perfect for potlucks, parties, or just to excite the family on a weekday night, Cannoli Dip is the ultimate crowd-pleaser! 

This thick, sweet dip is made with all the traditional cannoli flavors you already know and love. 

Get the full recipe from The Suburban Soapbox

  1. PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE DIP {EASY!} 

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Are you ready to learn how to make a simple Peppermint Cheesecake Dip that will leave EVERYONE wanting more? 

When I say that this dessert dip is easy, I mean it! This yummy recipe proves that it doesn’t have to be complicated to be good.

Get the full recipe from A Country Girls Life

  1. 2 INGREDIENT STRAWBERRY DIP 

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You and everyone are sure to adore this creamy and fluffy 2 ingredient strawberry dip. You can whip this up in no time at all. Grab your favorite cookies and start dipping..

Since it’s a strawberry dip, strawberries will surely be on the serving plate like in the photos.

Get the full recipe from Pams Daily Dish

  1. S’MORES DIP 

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S’mores dip is made with golden toasted marshmallows atop milk chocolate chips baked in a cast-iron skillet to gooey, dippable perfection!

S’mores dip is quick, easy, and so addicting! All you need is 2 ingredients and some graham crackers or fresh fruit for dipping.

Get the full recipe from Amandas Cookin

Storing and Preserving Sweet Dips

When it comes to storing and preserving sweet dips, it’s important to keep a few things in mind to ensure that they stay fresh and tasty for as long as possible. Here are some tips to help you store and preserve your sweet dips:

  • Refrigerate: Most sweet dips should be refrigerated to keep them fresh. Make sure to store them in airtight containers, such as jars with lids or covered bowls, to prevent them from drying out or absorbing odors from other foods in the fridge.
  • Freeze: Many sweet dips can also be frozen for longer-term storage. Simply transfer them to freezer-safe containers and label them with the date so you can keep track of how long they’ve been frozen. When you’re ready to use them, thaw them in the fridge overnight or in the microwave on a low setting.
  • Avoid Contamination: To prevent contamination, always use clean utensils when serving sweet dips. Don’t double-dip, and make sure to discard any dips that have been left out at room temperature for more than two hours.
  • Check Expiration Dates: Sweet dips, like any other food product, have expiration dates. Make sure to check the labels on ingredients before using them, and discard any dips that are past their expiration date.
  • Use Fresh Ingredients: Using fresh, high-quality ingredients can help your sweet dips stay fresh and delicious for longer. Make sure to use fresh herbs, fruits, and other ingredients, and avoid using ingredients that are past their prime.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your sweet dips stay fresh, tasty, and safe to eat for as long as possible.

These 40 sweet dips for the holidays are sure to be a hit at any gathering. With a variety of flavors and textures, there is something for everyone.

Remember to consider your guests’ dietary restrictions when selecting which dips to serve. Many of these recipes can be easily adapted to be vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free.

Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different flavor combinations. You can even try pairing dips with different types of fruit or sweet treats for a fun and festive presentation.

These sweet dips are perfect for any holiday occasion, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. So go ahead and indulge in some sweet and savory goodness with these 40 delicious dip recipes.

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Judy Kahansky is an experienced writer and baker, creating delicious desserts (including pie!) for over 40 years. She loves to take classic and vintage recipes and update them to fit the busy lives of her readers. When not baking, Judy and her husband Mark are passionate golfers, travelers and dog lovers, spending as much time as they can with their sweet pup Millie.

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