Tuesday Treats: New Year’s Eve Turtle Cheesecake Dip

Having a party tonight? Or staying in with your nearest and dearest? Here’s a quick and easy dip that marries sweet with savory for some yummy munching while waiting for the ball to fall. This one is hard not to double dip!

Total Time: 1 Hr. 15 Min.
Prep Time: 15 Min.
“Cook” Time: 1 Hr.
26 servings, 2 tablespoons each

Discover a dessert dip the whole crowd will love when you make this Turtle Cheesecake Dip. This delectably simple Turtle Cheesecake Dip includes just five ingredients: cream cheese, pecans, COOL WHIP, caramels and chocolate.

What You Need
30 KRAFT Caramels
2-1/4 cups (about 3/4 of 8-oz. tub) thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
2 oz. BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS Pecans, toasted

Let’s Make It
1 – Microwave caramels and 1/2 cup COOL WHIP in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. 40 sec., stirring after 1 min. Stir until caramels are completely melted and sauce is well blended. Cool 10 min.
2 – Meanwhile, microwave chocolate and 3/4 cup of the remaining COOL WHIP in small microwaveable bowl 1 min., stirring after 30 sec. Stir until chocolate is completely melted and sauce is well blended.
3 – Beat cream cheese in separate medium bowl with mixer until creamy. Add 2/3 cup caramel sauce; beat until blended. Gently stir in remaining 1 cup COOL WHIP.
4 – Spread cream cheese mixture onto serving plate; drizzle with chocolate sauce and remaining caramel sauce. Sprinkle with nuts.
5 – Refrigerate 1 hour.

Serving suggestions from me: Serve with pretzels, club crackers, pita chips, apple slices, strawberries, celery.

CLICK HERE for all the nutritional details from My Food and Family. While Shy is still getting used to being Gravedigger’s old lady and everything that entails–like bonding with the other old ladies, she has discovered that the gals are big fans of this dip when they have a Girls’ Night In. After the first fiasco where Digger ate the whole thing the moment she turned her back, she got smart. She hides the dip for the old ladies and leaves one (or ten) with Digger for him and the boys because she’s learned that Wolves have big ol’ sweet tooths to go with their growls. If you haven’t read NIGHT FALL, you should! Because Shy returns to Kansas City seeking revenge on the man who murdered her sister. Too bad he’s the one man destined to be hers… Gosh, Fate is all fickle like that. 😉 Anyway, you can grab their story at all sorts of on-line retailers for less than a fancy cup of coffee–and it’s a much better cure for your hangover. 😉 Of course, if you’re new to the world of the Wolves who ride for the Nightriders MC, start at the beginning with NIGHT SHIFT. Just click on the cover or any of the titles to hop on over to the Books2Read page for all the links. Happy New Year’s Eve! Be safe and sane tonight so you’re around to greet the New Year tomorrow!

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: New Year’s Eve Turtle Cheesecake Dip

  1. Heh. I’d imagine keeping anything yummy around with the Wolves is a hard bet. And this looks totally yummy. Hubs loves turtles and he’d probably attack this like a Wolf. ;o)

    It goes without saying that I love these books so much. =o)

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