A sweet and creamy chocolate fruit dip that is made healthier with Greek yogurt and light cream cheese. Serve this Healthier Chocolate Fruit Dip with strawberries, pineapple, apples, bananas or pretzels! It’s a quick and easy fruit dip that will curb your sweet tooth without the guilt!
Chocolate Fruit Dip
Who loves Fruit Dip as much as me?? It’s this thing that all fruit NEEDS in my life. I adore this Healthier Chocolate Fruit Dip because it’s perfect for my sweet tooth cravings, yet I don’t have to feel guilty about eating it! It’s makes a great party dish too. Everyone always loves fruit and chocolate!
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.
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 Fruit Dip
In all honesty, this fruit dip recipe 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.
What do I need to make fruit dip?
- Light/Reduced fat cream cheese
- Vanilla Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- Powdered Sugar
- Mini Chocolate Chips
This fruit dip recipe 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.
You can serve this healthy fruit dip with an assortment of fruit – strawberries, raspberries and bananas are my family’s favorites. I should also note that this fruit dip recipe 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.
Plus, it’s a recipe that my kids love and they can help with it too! It’s so easy to make. They love to grab the hand mixer and help with that, or the dumping of ingredients, but watch out they like to steal the mini chocolate chips when you aren’t looking too!
How do I make fruit dip?
It’s super easy to make this fruit dip which makes it perfect for serving at a party so you aren’t stressed out or bringing somewhere because you can make it ahead of time and just pop it in the fridge until you are ready to go.
Grab your bowl and hand mixer (<— my favorite one). Beat the cream cheese until it’s smooth. Add in your yogurt, cocoa powder and powdered sugar and beat until combined.
Then just stir in your chocolate chips and you are ready to go! Serve it immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Make sure to watch my video before to see me making it along with my adorable kids!
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- 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
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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