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Cream Cheese Dessert Dip Recipe for Easter


This Cream Cheese Dessert Dip Recipe is the perfect no-bake Easter dessert idea! With crushed M&Ms and dry vanilla cake mix, this cream cheese dip for cookies is ready in just minutes and perfect for serving your friends and family on Easter Sunday.

A white bowl with an Easter dessert dip topped with sprinkles on a table next to cookies.
Let’s make this easy cream cheese dessert dip!

You’ll Love This Easter Dessert Dip With Cream Cheese

This dessert cream cheese dip is full of flavor and a great sweet recipe to make for your family to dip cookies and more in.

Cake mix dip couldn’t be easier to make! It’s fluffy and creamy and is the perfect easy Easter dessert thanks to some crushed Easter candy and festive sprinkles.

Some people refer to this type of sweet cream cheese dip as “cheesecake” dip but I don’t think it is as tangy as it sounds like it might be. This is balanced (I mean, still super sweet) but smooth and super yummy.

Related post: Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Dessert Dip

I always love to serve holiday-themed recipes, but I always try to make it as easy on myself as possible. This one doesn’t require expert-level decorating skills and can even be used on any holiday just by changing up the color of the candy and sprinkles used!

With just a mixer, you can whip together this sweet cream cheese dip in just minutes. It’s a perfect dessert with cake mix to make ahead so you can focus on the rest of your Easter meal.

Pair this Cool Whip dip recipe with cookies, fresh fruit, candies and more!


Text - Ingredients and a bulleted list of the ingredients needed to make a cream cheese dessert dip.

For this cream cheese dessert dip idea, you will just use the dry cake mix. No need to follow the directions on the back of the box! It gives this recipe a cake batter-type flavor that you’ll love!

You can use a flavored cake mix but I prefer to use white or vanilla.

Easter M&Ms have pastel colors that are perfect for this springtime holiday but, of course, you can use something else. Whopper Robin Egg Minis would even be delicious! And so would mini Cadbury eggs.

See the printable recipe card, below, for the quantities and full recipe for this cake batter dessert dip idea.

How to Make Easter Dessert Cream Cheese Dip

Cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer.

Step 1

To a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add the softened cream cheese and beat until fluffy.

The bowl of a mixer with cream cheese and crushed M&Ms candies for an Easter dessert dip.

Step 2

Crush the Easter M&Ms by placing them in a zipper bag and beating the heck out of them with a wooden rolling pen or meat tenderizer.

Then add them to the rest of the ingredients in the bowl.

(I think the candy pieces make it look a little like Funfetti which is fun!)

Dry cake mix and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer.

Step 3

Add the heavy whipping cream, Cool Whip and dry cake mix.

Cake mix cream cheese dessert dip being beaten in the bowl of a stand mixer.

Step 4

Mix until fully combined and fluffy.

Easter dessert dip in a white bowl with 2 cookies garnishing it.

That’s it! This cream cheese dessert dip couldn’t be easier!

Just scrape it into a serving dish.

If you aren’t serving it immediately, cover the dish and store this cream cheese dip for cookies in the refrigerator.

When ready to enjoy, let it sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving.

Close up of Easter sprinkles decorating the top of a cake mix dip dessert for Easter.

Top the sweet cookie dip with Easter sprinkles just before serving.

To Serve

A cream cheese dip topped with Easter sprinkles in a white bowl on a table with cookies around it and 2 stuck in the dip.

This dessert dip with Cool Whip is delicious when served with cookies (the ones shown are Pilsbury Soft Baked Confetti Cookies and so cute!).

But you can also serve this yummy dip with fresh fruit, graham crackers, NIlla wafers, pretzels, and pieces of chocolate bar – the list goes on and on.


  • You can change up the flavor of the dry cake mix you use to create something totally unique.
  • Instead of M&Ms, try Whoppers or another small chocolate Easter candy.
  • This sweet dip recipe can be modified to suit any holiday. Simply swap out the themed sprinkles on top!

Top tips

  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature when starting this recipe so that it creates a smooth texture for the dip!
  • Forgot to leave it out to soften? Here’s how to quickly soften cream cheese.
  • If the dip is too tough, add small amounts of heavy cream and mix well until you get the consistency you prefer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you store this dessert dip?

To store this dip, place it in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. Leave out on the counter for about 15 minutes before serving.

Can you make this cookie dip ahead?

Yes! You can make this cookie dip ahead of time. That’s one of the things I love about it. If serving for Eater or another type of party, I would make it one day ahead and store in the fridge overnight. Save the decorative sprinkles until just before serving.

A kid holding a cookie dipped in a cream cheese cake mix dip.

This Easter cookie dip with cream cheese and cake mix is one that your whole family will love! And you’ll love how easy it is to make!

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A white bowl holding a cake mix and cream cheese dessert dip for Easter with cookies around it.

Cookie Dip Recipe for Easter

Need an easy Easter dessert? This Cookie dip recipe, with cream cheese and cake mix, is sweet and simple. Just grab your mixer and blend up this easy dessert dip recipe for friends and family. Serve it with your favorite sweet dipper ideas!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 1009kcal
Servings: 4 cups



  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add the heavy cream, Cool Whip, dry vanilla cake mix and mix until fluffy.
  • In a zipper bag, place the M&Ms and crush with a wooden rolling pin or meat tenderizer.
  • Add the crushed chocolate candies to the dip and mix one last time to incorporate the candies.
  • Pour into a serving dish and top with Easter sprinkles.
  • Serve with cookies, pretzles, graham crackers, fresh fruit, candy bars, animal crackers, etc.


*Nutrition information doesn’t account for the dippers.
This dessert dip recipe can be made ahead! Place it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator overnight. Decorate with the Easter sprinkles just before serving. 
Make this perfect for any holiday by changing up the type of candy and sprinkles you use! 


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 1009kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 75g | Vitamin A: 1795IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 324mg | Iron: 2mg
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