If you love the taste of turtles as much as I do, you're going to LOVE this recipe! Not only does it have all the classic turtles flavours, it's also super quick and easy to whip up. Perfect for entertaining, or serving up as a sweet style dessert charcuterie. The only question that remains is what are you going to use to dip into this caramel cheesecake dip? I'm an equal opportunity dipper, so graham crackers, apples, fruits of any kind or pretzels are all fair game to me.
And don't sleep on my easy healthy turtles recipe either (these are perfect for the holidays!)
In order to make this easy turtle cheesecake dip, you only need a handful of ingredients.
This caramel cheesecake dip could not be easier to make.
Combine the cream cheese, yogurt, sugar and vanilla in a bowl.
Add in the cashew butter and mix together.
Fold in the toppings (pecans and chocolate) and mix it up.
As for the date caramel sauce all you need to do is soak your medjool dates in a bowl of just boiled water for about 10-15 minutes to soften them.
Once that's done, go ahead and add these to a blender along with all other caramel ingredients. Blend on high until smooth.
The date caramel sauce can be made in advance and stores well in the fridge for up to 1 week (or freeze for longer).
I use this date caramel sauce ALL the time. It has the best texture and drizzles so well! Check out these other recipes for more ways to use up the sauce:
Dairy-Free: use a vegan cream cheese and vegan yogurt.
Lower sugar: use a refined sugar free option such as coconut sugar and a refined sugar free chocolate (such as these ones from Lily's)
Nut-Free: I haven't tested this without the cashew butter, but Sun Butter could work (although it will have a stronger flavour), or use tahini. Also you could simply omit the cashew butter if you need to. As for the pecans, omit them.
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This deconstructed turtles caramel cheesecake dip has all the flavour of a cheesecake but in a dip form. Grab some graham crackers, apples or anything else and let's get to dipping!
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