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Semi-Skinny Dark Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Dip

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I can’t believe school is almost over. I feel like it just began. After a year full of goldfish, fruit snacks, granola bars and more for snack time at school and after I am doing my darndest to finish off this last few months of school with a lot of laughter, fun and out of this world after school snacks!

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So on this blog we have covered my picky eater problem, my kids don’t like cereal problem and my husband doesn’t like -oh forget it there is too many things to name- problem. So the only problem we have left to discuss is the my kids don’t like to dip anything problem. I remember when my oldest son was starting to eat table food my mom and grandmother would always say “Give him some sauce for those nuggets or ranch for the carrots or ketchup for the fries or salsa for the chips”- and on and on? True, kids typically tend to like to dip things into things. It can be messy and fun and delicious but my kids didn’t and don’t. I thought the ship had sailed for my kids to “dip” until this past week. I gave the whole dipping thing another stab and created the most enticing, delicious, crazy good dip you have ever tried. They LOVED IT! LOVED IT! They went to dipping like crazy and I couldn’t get them to stop! I guess it didn’t hurt that the dip was loaded with bits of dark chocolate and tasted like a mix between cookies and cake batter. Who knows it probably was just a coincidence:) LOL!

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I have seen this dip in many variations on the internet over the last year and each of them I am sure are great but this particular dip is in my opinion the winner. It combines a little of each recipe you will find floating around out there. It is what I would call Semi-Skinny because it doesn’t depend “entirely” on cream cheese, butter and confectioner sugar but its not 100% skinny because well we still have some suga’ up in here. Sweet vanilla yogurt, cool whip, a touch of cream cheese and marshmallow fluff stand as the base while the vanilla cake batter mix and vanilla extract add extra flavor to the dip. The dip is outstanding as is but you can’t have a dip without a little something dark and rich- Am I right? That is where the Dove Dark Chocolate comes into play. I grabbed a few handfuls of my dark chocolate pieces and roughly chopped them and threw those delicate chunks into the dip. It added the perfect balance of sweetness alongside the vanilla cake batter flavor and I love the slight crunch I get from the dark chocolate in every bite.

P.S. Score extra points for mom by substituting the graham crackers with apples or nectarines for dipping. YUM!

Semi-Skinny Dark Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Dip
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup cool whip, softened
  • 5 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 can marshmallow fluff
  • ¼ cup vanilla cake batter mix (or your personal favorite flavor)
  • 1 cup Dove Dark Chocolate Pieces, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup butterscotch pieces (OPTIONAL)
  • handful of graham cracker crumbs (OPTIONAL)
Instructions
  1. Cream together the cream cheese with the marshmallow fluff. Add in the yogurt and cool whip. Stir in the vanilla then the cake batter mix and finally the dark chocolate pieces. Store in the refrigerator in a container for up to 5 days.

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by DOVE® Dark Chocolate via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Dove or Momtrends.

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23 Comments

  1. lena

    i can understand why your kids loving this dip and eating them non stop..i would probably too ! and btw, i am suprised to see the cake batter mix..i am totally not aware that we can just eat them uncooked 😀 beautiful pics of the kids!

    12 . Aug . 2014
  2. Daphne

    What lucky kids you have to have this packed for them! Perfect for the warmer weather I think. I like the sound of having yogurt as a dip. Those mash mellow fluff can be addictive too.

    12 . Aug . 2014
  3. Angie (@angiesrecipess)

    No wonder they are crazy for the dip…I wouldn’t let go of that bowl either.

    12 . Aug . 2014
  4. Melynda@OurSundayCafe

    Your little guys are so grown up! I am sure you will be the best mom ever in the school snacks area. I never thing about dips, silly I know, but this sound yummy.

    12 . Aug . 2014
  5. Mary

    This is genius!! not to mention delicious:) When my youngest started nursery school she was fine but I went home and sobbed!
    Mary x

    12 . Aug . 2014
  6. Bonnie

    I’d have no problem dipping into that lusciousness! Oh, I know the heat of Houston well. My husband was an undergrad at the University of Houston and has shared tales of the heat. We, in Chicagoland, are wearing sweaters this week. High today? 71 degrees!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

    12 . Aug . 2014
  7. Liz

    Somehow it gives me comfort to know you have picky children and a picky hubby, too! I know mine would love this dip, though they’d definitely pick graham crackers to dip over fruit :/

    Hope the first day of school goes well! xo

    12 . Aug . 2014
  8. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    You are such a good mother and your boys are adorable. What a great treat for them and it’s nice they like dark chocolate. I wish I had discovered it earlier.
    Sam

    13 . Aug . 2014
  9. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    Such a fun idea. I don’t think any kid could resist dipping in to that bowl.

    13 . Aug . 2014
  10. nancy at good food matters

    it’s been a loooong time, but I can well remember that first day of kindergarten, watching my daughter dash up the school steps. It’s one of those significant milestones that will make a mother well up with tears! Yummy dip, and darling pics of your kiddos!

    13 . Aug . 2014
  11. Tricia @ Saving room for dessert

    Your boys are adorable and they look very, very happy! What a great treat – and now they’re off to school. It is an amazing time and it just goes by faster and faster after this! Thinking of you as you adjust to the changes at home 🙂

    13 . Aug . 2014
  12. Joanne

    Doesn’t like to DIP?! Oh man. THat is a problem. But I’m glad you’ve made some strides with this dark chocolate marshmallowy dip!

    14 . Aug . 2014
  13. Helene D'Souza

    Don’t worry your boys will love kindergarten! we all did and just the other day we were talking about our times in kindergarten. ^.^ Your boys will for sure run home everyday after kindergarten and ask for your gorgeous food such as this marshmallow dip. =)

    14 . Aug . 2014
  14. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    The first days of school will be tough. Plan ahead to be really busy and you’ll get through. I remember feeling completely lost. In a week I was thrilled with all my extra time.

    Lovely dip!

    14 . Aug . 2014
  15. Veronica's Kitchen

    I guess it’s a sad thing for you to have your baby going to kindy but it’s also an exciting time for him. I remembered my son cried and cried everytime I dropped him off and the teacher had to ask me to leave. You’ll soon find yourself with more time to do things and enjoying the kids telling you their activities at school or busy taking them to after school activities….I have a family that don’t like cereal but they like dips, this one sounds amazing!

    16 . Aug . 2014
  16. Sues

    Oh my gosh, this looks incredible… Pretty sure I could eat an entire bowl of it 🙂

    17 . Aug . 2014
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    18 . Aug . 2014
  18. Jessica @ Sweet Menu

    Seriously, its no surprise that traditional ‘non-dippers’ were transformed by this dip – it looks INCREDIBLE! Wow! I will have to whip this out at my next party, can you imagine the excitement! 🙂

    19 . Aug . 2014
  19. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Going to camp this weekend and this sounds wonderful for the kiddos. We have 6 families and I can imagine everyone will enjoy this yummy dip! Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe!

    20 . Aug . 2014
  20. Kelly @ Trial and Eater

    Anything with skinny AND chocolate in the title is a win for me! Love that it’s like s’mores with the graham cracker dippers.

    20 . Aug . 2014
  21. gerry @ foodness gracious

    I don’t think i could share this to be honest and I love the idea of dipping fruit int to it 🙂

    20 . Apr . 2016
  22. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    My two grandchildren could make this disappear in a heart beat.

    25 . Apr . 2016
  23. Eva Taylor

    My niece was like that when she was young, no gravy, no sauce and god forbid if some sauce did get on the plate and the food T O U C H E D it! She is now 30 something and her palette has widened and she eats practically anything, somewhat of a foodie, so don’t fret, the kids will come along eventually.

    26 . Apr . 2016

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