Hot Chocolate Dip is an easy and decadent dessert dip. This 4 ingredient recipe is effortless and so delicious. Serve with your favorite dippers for a great treat.

Hot chocolate dip in a bowl.
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With just a few ingredients, this hot cocoa dip comes together fast and easy. Everyone will love this sweet treat for Christmas and more.

You can enjoy all the flavors of a cup of hot chocolate in this creamy dessert dip. This no bake dessert is so yummy with fresh fruit, vanilla wafers or Oreos.

If you love hot chocolate, also try our Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups, Hot Chocolate Ice Cream, Hot Chocolate Puppy Chow, or Hot Chocolate Fudge Recipe.

Why you will love this recipe

  • It’s so easy. You only need 4 ingredients.
  • The dip is festive. It is so versatile and easy to add sprinkles and such for holidays.
  • Tons of chocolate flavor. The hot cocoa packets give this amazing flavor.

Ingredients

  • Marshmallow Creme
  • Cool Whip, thawed 
  • Hot Chocolate Mix Packets
  • Mini Marshmallows (for topping) 

Get the complete ingredients for this recipe at the very bottom.

Variations

  • Hot Cocoa Cheesecake Dip. Add a block of cream cheese and combine with the other ingredients. This is a tasty Cheesecake Dip variation we enjoy as well.
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate. You can easily make this dip like Mexican Hot Chocolate by adding a teaspoon of cinnamon.
Strawberry being dipped into Hot chocolate dip in a bowl.

How to make hot chocolate dip

Mixture in a bowl.

Step 1. Combine the marshmallow cream, cool whip and hot cocoa mix.

Mixture combined in a bowl.

Step 2. Use a hand mixer until combined and creamy in the large bowl.

Mixture poured into serving container.

Step 3. Spread the chocolate mixture into a serving bowl.

Marshmallows added to the top.

Step 4. Top with mini marshmallows or dehydrated marshmallows. Mini chocolate chips and crushed peppermint would also taste great. Serve with fruit, animal crackers or graham crackers. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What to serve with hot chocolate dip?

Serve with graham crackers. Try plain, cinnamon and chocolate varieties.
Vanilla wafers
Animal Crackers
Fresh Fruit. We like strawberries and apple slices.
Pretzels. Any variety is good in this. We normally use sticks or squares.

How to store?

It might be fun to set up a topping bar. similar to a hot chocolate bar. Everyone can top their serving of dip with yummy toppings.

Can you make this in advance?

Yes, you can make this ahead of time. If you pre-make this dip, store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  Leftover dip will last in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 

Topping ideas:

  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate chips
  • Crushed candy canes
  • Sprinkles
  • Mini M&M’s
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies. Regular or Mini Size would be cute.

Pro Tips

  • Electric Mixer. It is helpful to use a stand mixer or electric hand mixer to combine the ingredients. The marshmallow fluff is really sticky and hard to combine by hand.
  • Make in advance. Save time on party day by making this the day before. It is an easy recipe to make in advance. Just make sure to cover tightly and refrigerate.
  • Creative containers. Use a festive dish to serve the dip in. If you want to keep with the hot chocolate bar theme, you could even use a pretty coffee cup.
  • Add toppings when ready to serve. Don’t add the toppings until right before serving. This will ensure it still looks pretty and the toppings are fresh.

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Hot Chocolate Dip

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Hot Chocolate Dip is an easy and decadent dessert dip. This 4 ingredient recipe is effortless and so delicious. Serve with your favorite dippers for a great treat.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 124

Ingredients

  • 1 jar Marshmallow Fluff 7 oz
  • 1 container Cool Whip 8 oz thawed
  • 3 Hot Chocolate Mix Packets 0.85 oz each
  • Mini Marshmallows for topping

Instructions

  • In a large bowl mix together the marshmallow fluff, cool whip and hot chocolate mix with a hand held mixer until combined and creamy.
  • Then pour the mixture into a serving dish or bowl and top with the mini marshmallows.
  • Serve with fruit, animal crackers or graham crackers.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you pre-make this dip, store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  Leftover dip will last in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 124kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 1g, Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 77mg, Potassium 21mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 21g, Vitamin A 34IU, Calcium 28mg, Iron 1mg

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