Pretty positive there could not be an easier recipe out there than this Mint Chocolate Chip Dip for Halloween (except, maybe, my Halloween Cookie Pie, which is also super easy). You know what’s even better than an easy recipe??
One that also tastes good!
And I’m not just talking about the candy that was used to decorate this funny monster. We all know that’s going to be fought after, but those people are missing the real treat.
This mint chocolate chip dip is so addicting especially when served with pretzels for that salty sweet taste. My daughter preferred Nilla wafers and graham crackers (but I’m pretty sure I’m right with the pretzels! shhh!).
I made this one night when I had my 2 nieces over for a sleep-over, so I pretty much just let them and my daughter decorate it with the candy. If you’re new around here… pssst, I like to get the kids involved. Easier on me, teaches them a few tricks and then I can just brush it off on them if it doesn’t look or taste that great.
Kidding, kidding… kinda.
Before I get to the actual recipe, word to the heavy-handed… go easy on the peppermint extract. I’m a dump and pour kind of girl, and my first batch it was a little overwhelming. The kids still gobbled it up (and I may or may not have had 2 or 8 bites), but it was MUCH better the 2nd time I made it when I actually measured the peppermint extract!
Mint Chocolate Chip Dip
Great to decorate for Halloween, but can be enjoyed any time of year!
- 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
- 1/2 cup butter (softened)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. mint extract
- green food coloring
- 2 cups mini chocolate chips
- assorted candy to decorate (optional)
- Serve with dipper of your choice: pretzels (graham crackers, animal crackers, Nilla wafers, apple slices)
- Beat cream cheese, butter, brown sugar and powdered sugar until fluffy and well-combined. Add extract and green food coloring until desired color is reached. Stir in mini chips.
- You can serve this as is in a bowl or you can refrigerate for about 2 hours until it is firm enough to shape into a head to decorate.