Recipe: Hershey’s Syrups, Cream Cheese, and a Dippin’ Good Time

Do you know what my favorite thing about get togethers is? Summer, spring, winter, fall? Dips.

I adore dips. Sweet dips, savory dips, sweet-and-savory dips. Dips for chips. Dips for fruit. Dips for pretzels and cookies and, well, spoons. Basically, I could eat an entire course of just dips. An entire meal even!

My children have inherited my love of all things dip. They love dipping everything from chips to fruit in any number of dips. So when Hershey’s asked me to make something with their delicious syrups, I decided to make… yes, you guessed it: dip!

I made three different-but-the-same dips with three of their Hershey’s Syrups: Strawberry, Caramel, and Special Dark. They each are crazy easy to make, kids can help, and are a great addition to any get together. Or, in our case, “summer is ending and we need to celebrate with something that tastes amazing” little party we had with the friends who came to play regularly this summer.

Here are the recipes:

Hershey’s Strawberry Cream Cheese Dip

Hershey's Dips

2 blocks cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2.5 tablespoons Hershey’s Strawberry Syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Hershey's Dips

Mix with a blender. Put in a bowl. Voila!

Hershey's Dips

Hershey's Dips

Hershey’s Caramel Cream Cheese Dip

Hershey's Dips

2 blocks cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons Hershey’s Caramel Syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Hershey's Dips

Mix with a blender. Put in a bowl. Voila!

Hershey's Dips

Hershey’s Special Dark Cream Cheese Dip

2 blocks cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons Hershey’s Special Dark Syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Hershey's Dips

Mix with a blender. Put in a bowl. Voila!

Hershey's Dips

Hershey's Dips

All of these dips are best served chilled.

Seriously, I told you these dips were easy. Some suggestions I would make to add a little fun to the dips or change it up a bit: chocolate chips in any of these dips (folded in with a spoon, not a blender), little pieces of dried strawberries in the strawberry dip, dried coconut in any of them (but I really, really love coconut, so you may want to ignore me), or butterscotch chips for the Caramel dip. Or, really, let your imagination take you where you want to go.

Hershey's Dips

As far as dipping goes, we tried:

  • apple slices
  • banana slices
  • honey wheat pretzels
  • shortbread cookies

Other dipping things that would be fantastic: pound cake, brownies, grapes, cherries, marshmallows, other kinds of cookies, regular pretzels (I love salt and sweet, don’t you), and so on. What you dip in these dips is really kind of taste based. You could honestly grab a spoon and just eat them as well, because they tasted delicious. (And, oh, I wish I had some lemon cake in the house when I made the strawberry dip because I imagined it tasting fantastic together. Someone needs to do this and report back, immediately.) Oh, and I after I wrote this post, I realized I forgot to cut up the strawberries to dip into these dips. Whoops?

The boys loved the dips as they got a pre-taste before their friends arrived.

Hershey's Dips

Hershey's Dips

Hershey's Dips

Hershey's Dips

Hershey's Dips

Me? I made sure to hoard some of the strawberry dip before their friends showed up because it was my favorite. But they were all delicious and greatly appreciated by a bunch of little kids celebrating the end of a fun summer.

Thanks, Hershey’s, for the fun you brought to our home this summer.

 

*This post is sponsored by Hershey’s. All ideas and images are my own. Be sure to visit CelebrateWithHersheys.com for more dessert and syrup inspiration.

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4 Comments

  1. OMG these look amazing. This would be so fun for a birthday party! I need to show Roozle!

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    • Yes! I’m putting them on our birthday party menu plan. With some lemon cake. For me.

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  2. I LOVE dips!! I love this recipe because 1. Its super creative 2. I can mix the dip with something salty!

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  3. AWESOME! I have never considered/heard of sweet dips. I must try these.

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