Friday, February 10, 2012

Gluten Free Sweet Dip Recipes

So I've seen several of these around, and wanted to share them with you...

It starts with an 8-oz. block of cream cheese and a can of Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy frosting.  Choose whichever flavor you desire.

So let's start with just a basic sweet dip.  Add the softened cream cheese to your frosting, beat til smooth and serve.  It's great with apples and pears, and also pretzels and plain cookies.  Of course, because it's nothing more than cream cheese frosting!  This is a great way to use up that extra frosting, too, by the way.

Want it fluffier?  Add in some non-diary whipped topping.  You can switch up amounts of cream cheese and frosting here, to change out sweetness and thickness of your dip.

From your basic cream cheese frosting, you can make any number of dips.

Red Velvet Cake:  Add a tablespoon or 2 of cocoa and red food coloring to desired shade of red.

Brownie/Chocolate Cake Batter Dip:  Use chocolate frosting with your cream cheese OR add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder (to taste) to existing cream cheese frosting.  Want to turn this into Thin Mint Dip?  Add mint extract - just a quarter teaspoon (mint is really strong).

Funfetti Cake:  Add sprinkles and a teaspoon or 2 of vanilla extract

Try adding half of a  3-oz. package of Jell-o for a fruity flavor.

What to dip with?  Pretzels (Glutino), graham crackers (S'Moreables brand), plain sugar cookies (think homemade for gluten free) or chocolate wafers (again, think homemade or Glutino for gluten free).  Apples and pears are excellent in the plain and Jell-o dips.  You can try other fruits, cookies and crackers, too.

You do need to keep this dip cool because it contains a dairy product, but because of that same dairy product, it still needs to be softened or it's like concrete.

But definitely more delicious...



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