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I’ve never really been a huge cherry fan, more specifically, a maraschino cherry fan.  But, the other day I was scrolling through one of my favorite sites, Deals to Meals, stumbled on this recipe, and all of the sudden, I decided I was going to like cherries.  Something about this recipe was calling my name, and I’m SO glad I made it!  I love fruit dips, especially Caramel Toffee Dip, but now I have another delicious dip recipe that I would happily eat all day. Mmmmmm…I loved it…still love it…will be eating it all day tomorrow, hopefully not, but probably.

* All my Instagram followers got a sneak peak at this recipe.  Find me there at ‘orsoshesays’.  :)


Everything you need for the Chocolate Cherry Fruit Dip:

16 oz. cream cheese (2 bars)
3/4 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup sugar
10 oz. jar maraschino cherries, drained (save the juice)
5 T. maraschino cherry juice
4.4 oz. chocolate bar
4.4 oz white chocolate bar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
dipping fruit (bananas, apples, pineapple, etc.)

First, you lug out your honkin food processor.  Dump the cherries in, and pulse until well chopped.  Break up the chocolate bars, add to the food processor and pulse just until the chocolate is chopped to small chunks.  If you do it too long, your dip won’t have the yummy chunks, which are my personal favorite part.  The biggest chunks are MINE.

That whole part should take you 2 minutes.  Super easy.  When you’re done with that, it should look nice and nasty, like so…

Set the chocolate/cherry mixture aside and pull out another bowl.  In that bowl, combine your sugar, cream cheese, and heavy whipping cream.  Mix well.  Add the vanilla, almond extract, cherry/chocolate mixture, and finally the cherry juice.  Mix well.

Chill and serve with your favorite fruits.  I loved dipping apples, but bananas would be super good too…maybe pineapple, strawberries, or just your finger.

Cherry Chocolate Fruit Dip
adapted from Deals to Meal’s recipe

Chocolate Cherry Fruit Dip
Ingredients
  • 16 oz. cream cheese (2 bars)
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 10 oz. jar maraschino cherries, drained (save the juice)
  • 5 T. maraschino cherry juice
  • 4.4 oz. chocolate bar
  • 4.4 oz white chocolate bar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • dipping fruit (bananas, apples, pineapple, etc.)
Instructions
  1. Dump the cherries in a food processor, and pulse until well chopped.
  2. Break up the chocolate bars, add to the food processor and pulse just until the chocolate is chopped to small chunks. Don't over-pulse the chocolate, you want small chunks.
  3. Set the chocolate/cherry mixture aside and pull out another bowl.
  4. In that bowl, combine your sugar, cream cheese, and heavy whipping cream. Mix well.
  5. Add the vanilla, almond extract, cherry/chocolate mixture, and finally the cherry juice. Mix well.
  6. Chill and serve with your favorite fruits (apples, bananas, strawberries, pineapple, etc.)

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11 Comments On This Topic
  1. ButterYum
    3 years ago

    Forget dipping – hand me a spoon!

  2. Paula
    3 years ago

    Oh baby, this is my type of food!

  3. Karen
    3 years ago

    I have tried five times to reach into my screen and grab some….I am going to be dreaming about this tonight!!!!!

    • orsoshesays
      3 years ago

      Ha! You’re funny…I have seriously been hiding this from my family, in the back of the fridge. I pull it out when no one is around cause I don’t want to share!

  4. Jerri
    3 years ago

    What a great looking dip! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you’d like one .

    • orsoshesays
      3 years ago

      Thanks!

  5. Tessa Eltzroth
    3 years ago

    Hey from tessacotton! Love your creation. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, Valentines Day themed linky party!

    http://tessacotton.blogspot.com/2013/01/valentines-day-linky-party.html

  6. Jill
    3 years ago

    Yum, yum YUM!! I’m pinning this to try for sure!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!

    Hope you have a fabulous week!

    Jill @ Creating my way
    to Success

    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  7. Heather @WhatDoesSheDoAllDay
    3 years ago

    I LOVE cherries! I’m definitely going to have to try this!

  8. Ali
    3 years ago

    Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

  9. April Tuell
    3 years ago

    Oh my goodness does this look good, and perfect for Valentine’s day. I’d love it if you would share these at my Saturday Spotlight linky party. :) http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-2-features/

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