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4 Ingredient Hot Chocolate Dip

I might have hit the happy holidays jackpot with this dip! It is easy, delicious and so much fun to put together! It would be the perfect dip to bring along to a holiday party or just to make as a family treat for that snuggled up Christmas movie that is on the agenda this week. 

There are so many different ways to jazz this dip up, the options are truly endless. Even with the most basic way getting this whipped up and ready in all its festive cheer is about as easy as it gets. 

Lets dive into the goods with this sweet recipe..

hot chocolate dip

One of the best parts of this dip is that it costs next to nothing. With 4 ingredients, (and some you might have already on hand), it is a quick and easy and CHEAP festive dish to throw together on a whim. During this time of the year don’t you think that is SO important? 

Cool Whip: $1.60

Hot Chocolate: $2.00

Chocolate Chips: $2.50

Mini Marshmallows: $1.50

A dish for under $10?!?!?! Unheard of these days. Of course if you decide to do multiple dippers that bill will go up but still…you can pull this off for under $15 and it is not your average dish for the party!

The hustle and bustle of this season can be incredibly overwhelming. Shopping, wrapping, cooking, etc. etc. etc.

I always try to find ways to make sure I am allowing enough time to breath, slow down and enjoy the true meaning of this month.

With easy and simple recipes like this one it will allow you to do just that!

Hot Chocolate Dip


  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 2 packets of hot chocolate
  • 1- 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips, extra sprinkle for topping
  • 1- 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows, extra sprinkle for topping


  1. In a mixing bowl mix together the packets of hot chocolate with the cool whip until well combined. You can add more hot chocolate per your preference. 
  2. Once well combined roll in chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.
  3. Devour!

This recipe is good both at room temperature or chilled! It can be made ahead but keep out your marshmallows until just before serving time so that they don’t ruin the texture of the dip. 

hot chocolate dip mix

Dipper Options For Hot Chocolate Dip

There are so many incredible options to dip into this hot chocolate dip. You can really hit all types of taste buds!

  • Pretzels
  • Graham Crackers
  • Churros
  • Cookies
  • Oreos
  • Strawberries

Fun Dip Add In’s:

  • Holiday colored sprinkles
  • Vanilla extract
  • Toffee
  • Gingerbread chunks
  • Espresso powder

The options are endless for dipper and add on’s. Our personal favorite is pretzels. You know that delightful bag of chocolate covered pretzels that you grab up for a snack? The perfect combination of salty and sweet? This dip and dipper combo is a homerun for that exact flavor! It balances out some of that sweet packed bite. 

Delicious Dips Perfect For The Holiday Happiness

Sugar Cookie Dough Dip by Lemon Peony

Only 5 ingredients for this holiday dip. A crowd pleaser, for sure! Get all of the typical sugar cookie delight in dip form!


hot chocolate dip sugar cookie

Image credit: Lemon Peony


Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip by Food Folks and Fun

Who doesn’t love a gingerbread recipe this time of the year? This dip brings the taste of the holidays directly to a dollop.

hot chocolate dip gingerbread

Image credit: Food Folks and Fun


Grinch Dip by Mama Cheaps

A fun themed dip would work perfectly for a school gathering treat or maybe a Grinch Themed dinner party. Festive and fun!

hot chocolate dip grinch

Image credit: Mama Cheaps


Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Dip by Dip Recipe Creations

This dip will liven up your taste buds! Packed with a sweet and peppermint-y explosion you will be sure to feel the holiday cheer!

hot chocolate dip peppermint

Image credit: Dip Recipe Creations


Is sweet not your thing? Would you prefer a level of savory in the dips you bring to the table? We’ve got you covered then with some flavor packed, holiday themed yums!

Find yourself a recipe or two to try out this year. I promise they will all be a hit for your family and friends. Everyone loves a good munching plate!

Happiest of holidays from mine to yours!

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