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Cranberry Chocolate Chip Dip

In this post I’ll be sharing a Cranberry Chocolate Chip Dip recipe. 

Y’all, this dip is soooo good! You’re gonna love it! Cranberry sauce dip is made with simple ingredients that you may already have on hand…one being canned whole berry cranberry sauce.

I seem to always have a can or two of that stuff in my pantry. This cranberry dip recipe seems perfectly festive for the holiday season.

You could always make a batch any time for a taste of the most wonderful time of the year.

Creamy Cranberry Dip

Christmas party dip made with cranberry sauce and cream cheese

If your pantry is anything like mine then you may have half portions of chocolate chips to use up after all of your holiday baking is done.

Those wheels in my head started turning, although a bit squeaky (har har), but I wanted to make something to use up some stuff that I had on hand.

Cranberry dip it is! Creamy with just the right amount of sweetness that is so heavenly tasting with your favorite cookies. Vanilla wafers in this case because I had a box that didn’t get used at Thanksgiving.

Cranberry Sauce Dip

Holiday dip appetizer with cranberry sauce and chocolate chips

Anywho, I pulled out a block of cream cheese to let it soften. Later on I got to mixing everything up and bam…yummy holiday dip appetizer was born.

Hubs suggested that he would enjoy some white chocolate morsels too, which I had a little on hand, so I mixed some in to garnish the top.

By adding a few white chocolate morsels did make the final presentation pretty but you don’t have to go fussing with lots of ingredients, just use what you have on hand.

Holiday Cranberry Dip Recipe

How to make cranberry dip

Once I got the creamed cheese and cranberry sauce mixed up it was a little too runny and I needed something to thicken it up.

I placed a mixing bowl in the freezer for about five minutes then pulled it out and poured in some heavy whipping cream and whipped up some fresh whipped cream.

After I folded that in, the dip had a wonderful consistency. 

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Dip

folding in chocolate morsels into dip recipe

The last step was folding in some milk chocolate morsels. Those are my favorite chocolate chips. 

I transferred my cranberry chocolate chip dip to a serving bowl to get it ready for us to enjoy.

Cranberry chocolate chip dip garnished with frozen cranberry and chocolate morsels served with cookies

I garnished around the serving bowl of my creamy cranberry dip with some rosemary and fresh cranberries, laid out some cookies then topped the dip with a couple of whole cranberries and chocolate chips to make everything pretty.

Do y’all like it?

Well, I was first to grab a Nilla wafer and dig in and man oh man was it good! This holiday dip was everything that I hoped it would be.

Next, hubs tried it and gave it the two thumbs up mark of approval.

Below in the printable recipe card you’ll get all of the details to make this festive cranberry cream cheese dip to enjoy with your favorite cookies.

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Dip Recipe

Yield: 1 Batch of Dip

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Dip

Amazing Cranberry Chocolate Chip Dip served with Vanilla Wafer Cookies

Creamy delicious cranberry chocolate chip dip is the perfect appetizer to enjoy during the festive holiday season. Use your favorite cookies or fruit to enjoy this sweet dip.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 8 ounce Cream Cheese, softened
  • 14 ounce Canned Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • ¾ cup Heavy Whipped Cream
  • ¼ teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 cup Milk Chocolate Morsels (or combo of chocolate and white morsels)
  • Vanilla Wafer Cookies


  1. In a mixing bowl; combine the cream cheese and cranberry sauce with an electric mixer then set aside.
  2. Chill a small mixing bowl in the freezer for about 5 minutes; remove from the freezer and add whipping cream and cream of tartar then whip until heavy peaks form.
  3. Fold the whipped cream into the cranberry mixture then stir in chocolate chip morsels.
  4. Serve with cookies for dipping.


Cream of tartar or a little confectioner's sugar helps to stabilize the fresh whipped cream.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

8 Wafers with Dip

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 21gProtein: 4g
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Stacy L Roman

Friday 1st of January 2021

This looks delicious, I pinned for later and followed you on Pinterest and Ig -Thank you for Sharing

Julia Jordan

Saturday 2nd of January 2021

Thanks, Stacy!


Tuesday 29th of December 2020

What a super fun way to use an extra can of cranberry sauce!

Julia Jordan

Wednesday 30th of December 2020

Thanks, Carlee! It is a super yummy dip.

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