Have you ever really considered how much food you have between your pantry and refrigerator?
Generally, we buy more than we need, ‘just in case’ but ‘in case’ does not happen more often than not.
When holidays pass, and new ones are ushered in, it’s time to take stock of your fridge and pantry.
Today’s recipe will use some of those baking ingredients you over purchased and a few refrigerated staples.
There are NO EGGS in the recipe.
Get ready to dip graham crackers, pretzels, vanilla wafers, and fingers into this dessert.
Chocolate Chip cookie dough is a MOST requested recipe in my home and I always have the ingredients on hand!
Read the recipe through or skip right to the bottom to get the printable recipe.
It’s time to ‘Dip, Dip Hooray’ into Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!
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Is Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip Really No Bake?
Yes. There’s nothing to bake, but you will be asked to bring it everywhere you go, once your family and friends try it!
What’s better is that you can take the leftover chocolate chips, you have been moving through the pantry and use them up!
That block of cream cheese you bought and never used has a recipe calling it out!
Clean out the pantry and fridge with this incredibly easy, NO-BAKE dessert made in 5 minutes or less!
Can Kids Make This Dip?
If you let your kids use a mixer, YES!.
I will caution you that this can NOT be mixed by hand so a mixer is involved.
However, if you have a blender, you could use that as well!
Many kids use mixers in homes, so, your the boss, your call!
Do I Need to Keep Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Refrigerated?
YES! 100x Yes.
Cream cheese can grow unhealthy bacteria on it after 2 hours on the counter without refrigeration.
Additionally, the butter in the product really needs to be refrigerated as well!
Chocolate Chip Dough Dip & Other Ingredient Options
So, I’ve experimented with a lot of different ingredients to make this healthier, LOL.
Really, it’s a dessert so there is no healthy going on here.
However, if you prefer less sugar in it, swap out the confectioners sugar for sugar-free you can do that as well.
Your recipe, using that advice and change of ingredients is now with less sugar!
For those that are used to less sugar, you will never know the difference.
Honesty: my kids HATE the taste when I cut the sugar out, so, I just make this dessert for them this way.
That said, I make my own as discussed above!
Cookie Dough Dip
What do I serve cookie dough dip with?
However, it tastes down-right delish on your fingers too, lol!
Make sure to give everyone their own scoop or spreading knife so you don’t have cross-contamination and no double-dipping!
Pulling The Dip Together
Honestly, if it takes 5 minutes, that is about it to pull this dip together.
I do recommend making it before dinner and while you are eating let it in the refrigerator.
Why? It gives it just the right spreadability factor, IMO!
Grab the recipe here ⇓
- 1/2 C Butter (softened. NOT In microwave)
- 8 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
- 1/3 C Packed Brown Sugar (or brown sugar substitute)
- 3 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3/4 C Confectioner's Sugar (or sugar substitute made into Powdered sugar)
- 1/2 C Mini morsels or other chocolate chips
- Graham Crackers for dipping
- Combine cream cheese and butter in a bowl.
- Mix well.
- Add in vanilla and brown sugar.
- Mix in confectioner's sugar.
- Mix until well combined and a bit fluffier than it was.
- Last add in chocolate chips.
- You can add chocolate chips in by hand or mixer.
Do not microwave butter.
Let butter soften on the counter for an hour before working with it.
Do not work with solid cream cheese.
It needs to be softer, yet not solid.
Mini morsels work well in this, however, anything you have in the pantry will work.