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Grinch Dessert Dip

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This Grinch dessert dip combines our love of festive Christmas desserts and easy to make recipes that everyone will love. This Grinch dip is perfect for parties and sharing!

The best part of all is that dessert dips are easy to travel with, if you have to make a trek to your next holiday party this dip will be fine in the journey!

You can pair this dip with everything from fruit to cookies, and pretzels. The sweet and salty combo makes it a really delicious treat that’s super simple to make.

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Pin showing the finished grinch dessert dip ready to eat with cookies. Title across the middle

Making desert dips is easy and fun. This Grinch version is green! You can enjoy this treat while watching all your favorite Grinch movies this holiday season or serve it up at your holiday party.

Kids can help create this masterpiece too because it requires no heating, knives, or dangerous kitchen tools. Feel free to let them get in on the fun.

Featured image showing the finished grinch dessert dip.

The holidays are the perfect time to make desserts like this because they are just so much fun. There’s no stress involved in making a dessert dip and then you get to share something super cute with your friends, family, coworkers, and more.

How many servings does one batch make?

Each batch of this recipe will make pretty many servings, I’d say between 12 and 15 depending on the size of your servings.

Once you see how easy it is to make you’ll probably want to make a double batch anyway. It’s going to be devoured so feel free to just double up the batch from the start!

top down look at the finished dip in a bowl surrounded by cookies for dipping.

This sweet treat is great to set out on holiday grazing tables so you don’t have to worry about cooking or baking while still providing a sweet treat.

Is this a gluten free dessert recipe?

This recipe actually uses a yellow cake mix so it’s not naturally gluten free. You can substitue in a gluten free cake mix that you like and that should take care of the gluten in the recipe as long as you serve it up with gluten free options for dipping.

There are tons of great options out there for keto, diary free, gluten free and more in the baking isle now so use whatever kind of cake mix you want and the results will be great!

Finished view of the grinch dessert dip

Can I make this recipe in advance?

I would say you can easily make this the night before you need it but I wouldn’t make it super far in advance.

I would say it’s totally fine if you want to make a batch and have it sit in the fridge overnight, wait to top it with sprinkles until you are ready to serve it though to keep the color from soaking in and turning weird!

You can’t really freeze this one. Make it the day before or the day you need it and make sure to give it a good stir if it has to sit for awhile before you serve your Grinch dessert dip.

Top with the heart shaped sprinkles before presenting it and you’ll be all set.

scoop of the grinch dessert dip on a cookie ready to eat.

What do I need to make this dessert dip?

This recipe uses whipped topping, yellow cake mix, whipped cream cheese, milk, sprinkles, green food coloring, and whatever kind of dipping items you’d like. I recommend cookies, crackers, fruit, or pretzels. There are lots of possibilities that everyone will enjoy.

You can find all the ingredients in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. There’s also helpful shopping links, info for nutritional estimates, and more! Check it out for more tips, and the easiest way to keep track of this simple recipe.

ingredients needed to make grinch dessert dip

Kitchen essentials for tasty no bake recipes:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

I like these casserole dishes from Pyrex which are great for no bake recipes and for all your favorite dinners, brownies, cakes, and more.

You can’t go wrong with some good sharp knives and a cutting board. They will always come in handy in the kitchen for recipes of any kind, even desserts!

another look at the finished dip ready to serve with pretzels and cookies for dipping

How to make this easy Grinch themed dessert:

You will see that we start by heat treating the cake mix because it’s not going to be cooked otherwise. You need to do this with any recipe that uses flour or cake mixes that won’t go into the oven. It helps to kill any bacteria and keep the recipe safe to eat without cooking it afterwards!

Other than that there’s nothing out of the ordinary happening in this recipe which means that everyone gets to enjoy a simple, delicious dessert dip that’s perfectly festive.

In a large mixing bowl heat the cake mix for 1 minute 30 seconds in the microwave to heat treat the flour.

ingredients ready to be mixed

Then combine whipped topping, cream cheese & milk with the heated cake mix.

milk being added

Mix well.

green food coloring being added

Mix in food coloring.

Transfer to a serving dish and cover in heart sprinkles.

everything prepared and ready to go.

Serve with cookies and dunk away!!

Looking for more festive dessert recipes and dips?

Here are some other delicious dessert dips and Grinch themed desserts that we think you will love. There are so many cute and delicious options out there. Don’t skip out on these other tasty choices and be sure to let us know which ones are your favorites!

Printable Grinch Dessert Recipe:

Yield: 12 Servings

Grinch Dessert Dip

Featured image showing the finished grinch dessert dip.

This Grinch dessert dip combines our love of festive Christmas desserts and easy to make recipes that everyone will love. This Grinch dip is perfect for parties and sharing!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8oz Whipped Topping
  • 15oz Box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 8oz Whipped Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • Heart Sprinkles (Walmart)
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Cookies (For Dunking)

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl heat the cake mix for 1 minute 30 seconds in the microwave to heat treat the flour.
  2. Then combine whipped topping, cream cheese & milk with the heated cake mix.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Mix in food coloring.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and cover in heart sprinkles.
  6. Serve with cookies and dunk away!!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 332mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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