Candy Cane Dip

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Creamy, lightly sweetened Candy Cane Dip is the perfect addition to a dessert cookie display or holiday snack tray.

Candy Cane Dip with cookies, crackers, pretzels on striped towel

Candy Cane Dip

Have you heard about the candy cane dip at Walmart? Several people have mentioned it to me recently, so I decided it was time to check it out.

It turns out, it is delicious. Truthfully though, it’s a bit sweeter than I typically like in a snack or even a dessert, so as I often do, I decided to play with a copycat recipe that balanced that sweet a bit.

The homemade candy cane dip is easily made with cream cheese, heavy cream, sour cream, and sugar. It’s flavored in a terrific holiday way with peppermint extract and crushed candy canes. I may have dove in with a sliver of dark chocolate – oh my word!!

The store-bought candy cane dip does have a few more ingredients, as most processed foods do, to preserve freshness. And it’s colored bright pink with a bit of red dye. So, feel free to add some food coloring, if a bright pink dip makes you grin.

I’m happy to tell you that I like this dip even more than the Walmart version and I LOVE that it isn’t quite as overwhelmingly sweet. If you love that sweet dip and don’t want to change a thing? Just add the extra sugar listed in the recipe.

creamy candy cane dip with small black spoon in white bowl

Peppermint Dip

There are so many tasty things with which you can serve candy cane dip. I would suggest a dessert tray or board if you feel so inclined.

Serve with your favorite cookies: chocolate or vanilla Oreos, graham crackers, shortbread cookies, vanilla wafers, animal crackers, or gingersnap cookies work well.

Add on some candy canes, chocolate kisses, and tuck in some buckeyes or truffles for a holiday dessert display everyone will love!

oreos with creamy peppermint dip

Candy cane chocolate sandwich cookies are awesome with this dip if you can find them in a nearby store. (I stock up every year when the Candy Cane Joe’s show up at Trader Joe’s.) Mint Oreos are an easy year-round option too.

Pretzels and pretzel chips are another great option for a salty-sweet combination. The list is literally endless! I could keep adding all day, I better stop.

creamy peppermint dip with candy canes

Peppermint Dip Recipe

Ingredients 

  • cream cheese 
  • heavy cream
  • powdered sugar 
  • sour cream
  • peppermint extract
  • candy canes 
creamy peppermint dip with candy canes mixed throughout

To Make This Recipe:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add the cream, while beating continuously. Add the powdered sugar and beat to combine.
  2. When the mixture is fluffy and smooth, add the sour cream and peppermint extract. Beat again to combine.
  3. Add the crushed candy canes and stir to mix throughout. Sprinkle with the remaining candy. Serve with the dippers of your choice.
candy cane dip with animal crackers

Candy Cane Desserts

Peppermint and candy cane flavors are the ones that pull me in every single time. I always buy extra candy canes to keep on hand to make treats after the holidays. However, Starlight mints work great as well and are easy to find year around.

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake topped with chocolate ganache is surprisingly simple to make and full of peppermint flavor. It’s a classy dessert for any occasion!

mini pretzel with candy cane dip

These Peppermint Snowball Cookies have candy cane pieces mixed through the dough and sprinkled on top for a fun candy cane snowball cookie twist. Warm up your coffee with homemade coffee creamer, try peppermint mocha creamer in your coffee or hot chocolate.

These festive candy cane cookies are so cute, and they make for the perfect holiday treat. They are made by twisting together red and white cookie dough to form the shape of a candy cane. The addition of peppermint flavor in the sugar cookie dough makes these cookies not only look like a candy cane but taste like one, too!

Candy Cane Dip with cookies, crackers, pretzels on striped towel

Candy Cane Dip

Creamy, lightly sweetened peppermint Candy Cane Dip is the perfect addition to a dessert cookie display or holiday snack tray.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar plus up to ½ cup additional sugar, only as desired
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼-½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ¼ cup crushed candy canes plus 1 tablespoon for topping

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Slowly add the cream, while beating continuously. Add ½ cup powdered sugar and beat to combine, scraping the sides of the bowl often.
  • When the mixture is fluffy and smooth, add the sour cream and peppermint extract. Beat again to combine. Taste the mixture and add additional sugar, only if desired.
  • Add the crushed candy canes and stir to mix throughout. Sprinkle with the remaining candy. Serve with the dippers of your choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal · Carbohydrates: 4g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 12g · Saturated Fat: 7g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 3g · Cholesterol: 36mg · Sodium: 65mg · Potassium: 47mg · Sugar: 4g · Vitamin A: 459IU · Vitamin C: 0.1mg · Calcium: 35mg · Iron: 0.04mg
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peppermint dip with candy canes
peppermint dip with candy canes

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