Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Holiday Dip

December 7, 2021
Christmas Tree Cake Dip Little Debbie

Hey, y’all. Did you grow up eating Little Debbie cakes? I most certainly did – and, in all honesty, I probably ate far too many of them. I always looked most forward to the seasonal cakes, but most specifically, the Christmas Tree Cakes. While tasting one this year, I decided to repurpose them in a recipe. And since I am jokingly known as the “king of dips”, I created this Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Holiday Dip. It’s sweet, pretty, and oh-so-festive. I know y’all are going to love it!

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Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Holiday Dip

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Holiday Dip

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I use a frozen whipped topping or freshly-whipped cream?

While freshly-whipped cream is always the best (get my recipe here), I personally use frozen whipped topping in this recipe. I find that it is much easier + the difference in flavor is nominal. As such, I use the store-bought version.

What type of sprinkles should I use?

But, of course — red and green! That said, instead of traditional sprinkles, I like the red and green sugar sprinkles. They are sweeter, smaller, and just as festive in color!

Should I use a food processor or a stand mixer?

You can use a food processor for the snack cakes if wish; that said, I typically just use my stand mixer for this recipe.

Is there an optimal use time?

Yes, this dip will last in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. That said, taste it and you’ll realize that you’ll be lucky to get a bite of it the next day. It has a magical property… it disappears!

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Holiday Dip Tips:

  1. Use frozen whipped topping, as opposed to freshly-whipping cream. It will save you time + will make this dip even quicker!
  2. Use a heavy hand on the vanilla extract.
  3. Texture preferences will guide your preparation. I like a little texture to my dips, thus I like using a stand mixer. If you have a hand-held mixer, that is also a viable option. If you want the dip to be perfectly smooth, the food processor will give you the most perfect consistency (with the cakes).
Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Holiday Dip

Serving

There are many options for serving my Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Holiday Dip. Some of my favorite accompaniments include:

  1. graham crackers
  2. shortbread cookies
  3. pretzels
  4. apples (I like the crunch!)
  5. gingerbread cookies

Ingredients, Shopping List:

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes: You’ll use two boxes for this recipe. Try not to snack on too many of them prior to making the dip, y’all!

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake

Cream cheese: one block — you can use full-fat, reduced fat, fat free.

Frozen whipped topping: 8 oz tub; I typically purchase Cool Whip.

Milk: I typically use 2 percent.

Vanilla Extract: make sure you have good vanilla on-hand. It makes all of the difference.

bourbon barrel foods vanilla

Red and Green Sugar Sprinkles: for the mix + topping.

red sugar , green sugar sprinkles

Dippers of choice: graham crackers, shortbread cookies, pretzels, apples, gingerbread cookies.

How to Make My Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Holiday Dip – Step by Step

  1. Individually unwrap the Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes. Make sure that the cream cheese is room temperature and that the frozen whipped topping has thawed.
  2. Place the cakes into your stand mixer + mix until roughly-chopped.
  3. To the stand mixer, add cream cheese, frozen whipped topping, milk, vanilla extract, and 1 tsp each of green + red sugar sprinkles.
  4. Mix until well-combined.
  5. Top with additional red and green sprinkles. Serve with your dipper of choice: graham crackers, shortbread cookies, pretzels, apples, gingerbread cookies.

The Recipe

Christmas Tree Cake Dip Little Debbie

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Holiday Dip

JC Phelps
If you're looking for the perfect sweet treat this holiday season, look no further than this Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Holiday Dip. It's the delicious Christmas Tree Cakes that you look forward to each season — in dip form!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 425 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 boxes Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 8 oz. frozen whipped topping thawed
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. red sugar sprinkles
  • 1 tsp. green sugar sprinkles
  • pretzels, graham crackers, shortbread cookies, apples, gingerbread cookies for your choice of dipping

Instructions
 

  • Individually unwrap the Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes. Make sure that the cream cheese is room temperature and that the frozen whipped topping has thawed.
  • Place the cakes into your stand mixer + mix until roughly-chopped.
  • To the stand mixer, add cream cheese, frozen whipped topping, milk, vanilla extract, and 1 tsp each of green + red sugar sprinkles.
  • Mix until well-combined.

Notes

  • Use frozen whipped topping, as opposed to freshly-whipping cream. It will save you time + will make this dip even quicker!
  • Use a heavy hand on the vanilla extract.
  • Texture preferences will guide your preparation. I like a little texture to be dips, thus I like using a stand mixer. If you have a hand-held mixer, that is also a viable option. If you want the dip to be perfectly smooth, the food processor will give you the most perfect consistency (with the cakes).

Nutrition

Sodium: 672mgCalcium: 234mgVitamin A: 295IUSugar: 41gFiber: 1gPotassium: 108mgCholesterol: 23mgCalories: 425kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 6gFat: 11gProtein: 5gCarbohydrates: 77gIron: 2mg
Keyword cake dip, little debbie christmas tree cake dip
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Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake

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My best,

JC

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