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Healthier Chocolate Fruit Dip

posted by Allison Mattina on January 23, 2017

Healthier Chocolate Fruit Dip ~ A sweet and creamy chocolate fruit dip made healthier with Greek yogurt and light cream cheese. Serve with fruit or pretzels for dipping.

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Healthy Chocolate Fruit Dip - A sweet and creamy chocolate fruit dip made healthier with Greek yogurt and light cream cheese. Serve with fruit or pretzels for dipping.

I have the ability to rationalize just about anything. Whether it’s a purchase from Target (I need those new bowls and plates for the blog; this is my job). Or that over the top four-cheese grilled cheese sandwich that I made for dinner last night (It’s a brisk 50° out. We need comfort food). Or that birthday trip to wine country that I’m trying to convince my husband that we should plan (He only turns 40 once! Right? Right?).

So, when it comes to dipping fruit in chocolate it should come as no surprise that I rationalized this from the very beginning.

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Fruit → Healthy!

Chocolate → Antioxidants! Minerals!

Greek yogurt → Protein! Calcium! Live and active cultures!

So, yeah, this is basically health food in my over-rationalized mind.

Healthy Chocolate Fruit Dip - A sweet and creamy chocolate fruit dip made healthier with Greek yogurt and light cream cheese. Serve with fruit or pretzels for dipping.

In all honesty, this dip walks the line between slightly indulgent and healthy. It’s filled with real ingredients and no artificial whipped toppings or instant pudding mixes. There is some sugar in here, so don’t go crazy and eat a whole bowl of this, but as a better-for-us-treat, this is a great option.

It is made with just a few ingredients, most of which you probably have in your kitchen right now. The base is nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt and reduced fat cream cheese. Powdered sugar sweetens it and unsweetened cocoa powder adds all that delicious chocolaty flavor. I also add some mini chocolate chips (for, umm, decoration?). Those mini chips add a slight crunch and extra decadent chocolate flavor, so don’t skip ’em.

Healthy Chocolate Fruit Dip - A sweet and creamy chocolate fruit dip made healthier with Greek yogurt and light cream cheese. Serve with fruit or pretzels for dipping.

You can serve this dip with an assortment of fruit – strawberries, raspberries and bananas are my family’s favorites. I should also note that this dip is delicious on pretzels (sweet and salty for the win)! I came up with that idea when there was only a few bites of dip left (waah), and yes, I took out those last bites like a champ.

This dip is a fun addition to breakfast or brunch. It’s great for a party. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. And it’s a dessert you don’t have to feel guilty about.

Healthy Chocolate Fruit Dip - A sweet and creamy chocolate fruit dip made healthier with Greek yogurt and light cream cheese. Serve with fruit or pretzels for dipping.

Healthy Chocolate Fruit Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Approximately 1 1/2 cups

Healthy Chocolate Fruit Dip

A sweet and creamy chocolate fruit dip made healthier with Greek yogurt and light cream cheese. Serve with fruit or pretzels for dipping.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces light/reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • Fresh fruit and/or pretzels, for dipping

Instructions

  1. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add yogurt, cocoa powder and powdered sugar and beat until combined. Taste and add more powdered sugar or more cocoa powder, if desired. Stir in chocolate chips, reserving a few to sprinkle on the top of the dip right before serving. Refrigerate or serve immediately.
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Healthy Chocolate Fruit Dip

Preparation 10 minutes 2017-03-26T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 2017-03-26T00:00:00+00:00 Serves Approximately 1 1/2 cups     adjust servings

A sweet and creamy chocolate fruit dip made healthier with Greek yogurt and light cream cheese. Serve with fruit or pretzels for dipping.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces light/reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • Fresh fruit and/or pretzels, for dipping

Instructions

Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add yogurt, cocoa powder and powdered sugar and beat until combined. Taste and add more powdered sugar or more cocoa powder, if desired. Stir in chocolate chips, reserving a few to sprinkle on the top of the dip right before serving. Refrigerate or serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100g
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 270 Calories from fat 109
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12 18%
Saturated Fat 6 30%
Sodium 169 7%
Carbohydrate 47 16%
Dietary Fiber 11 44%
Sugars 15
Protein 10
Cholesterol 3 1%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 25g 80g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
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