Christmas tree cake dip is an easy to make dessert dip that has the popular Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes in it.
We love this Christmas tree dip for so many reasons, but here are some of my favorites:
- It's so dang easy to make and takes so little time.
- The ingredient list isn't extensive or complicated.
- It's kid friendly
- If you have a sweet tooth, this is such a fun and tasty dip to make
- It's a perfect treat for Christmas movie nights at home
- This dip is so easy to bring to holiday parties and it's something different that no one else will be bringing
Little Debbie Christmas Tree Dip
The Little Debbie Christmas Tree cakes are exactly what they sound like. They are little Christmas tree shaped cakes coated with icing.
You can find these Christmas tree cakes in most grocery stores around the holidays. Many people consider these cakes a yearly tradition.
Tips and Alternatives
- Make sure to use room temperature cream cheese so it will mix into a smooth consistency.
- Don't forget to bring the Cool Whip out of the freezer and allow it to come to room temperature.
- You can switch out the white Christmas trees for chocolate Christmas trees or even another one of the cakes that Little Debbie puts out such as the Zebra cakes or birthday cakes.
- We made ours in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon, but you can add everything to a stand mixer and let it mix the dip for you.
If you have any leftovers, you can store it in the fridge for up to about a week. Make sure to cover with plastic wrap or transfer to an airtight container for storage.
Favorite Things to Dip
You can use anything you'd like into this dessert dip, but here are a few of our favorite dippers.
- Graham crackers
- Vanilla wafers
- Fruit - strawberries and sliced apples are both amazing with this
- Cookies - shortbread cookies and sugar cookies are my favorite cookie for this dip
Cream Cheese - make sure to pull this out of the fridge about a half an hour before you start making this dip to allow it time to come to room temperature.
Whipped Topping - another ingredient you want to make sure to pull out of your freezer before starting - pull this out when you're pulling out the cream cheese. We used Cool Whip, but you can use any brand.
Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes - you'll find these in white and chocolate flavors. If you prefer the chocolate flavor you can use this instead of the white trees when you make it.
Green Sanding Sugar - you can omit sprinkles or use any sprinkles you want. We like the simple look of using green sanding sugar, but you can use Christmas sprinkles or red sanding sugar instead.
How to Make Christmas Tree Dip
Chop: Chop the Little Debbie Christmas tree cakes. Try to make the pieces small as they will be mixed into the dip.
Mix: In a medium bowl beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract until it's smooth and well combined. Using a spatula, gently fold in the whipped topping and the Christmas tree pieces. You can set aside a small amount of the tree pieces to top the dip when it's complete if you want.
Chill: You want to allow the dip to chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Cover the bowl with saran wrap before you do so.
Prepare to Serve: Before serving, sprinkle with the set aside cake pieces and green sanding sugar.
Christmas Tree Cake Dip
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ounces frozen whipped topping thawed
- 5 Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes chopped
- Green sanding sugar
- Graham crackers for dipping
- In a medium bowl add cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla extract and beat until smooth and well combined.
- Using a spatula, gently fold in the whipped topping and cut-up cake pieces. If you want you can put to the side a small amount of the cake pieces to use as a topping. You can also use a whole Christmas tree cake.
- Cover the bowl with saran wrap and put it in the fridge to chill. Let it chill for at least 1 hour.
- Before serving top with the green sanding sugar and the Christmas tree pieces.