December 10, 2021

Caramel Cheesecake Dip

caramel cheesecake dip

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.

How to Make this Healthy Cheesecake Dip

This caramel cheesecake dip could not be easier to make.

Combine the cream cheese, yogurt, sugar and vanilla in a bowl.

ingredients in bowl not mixed

Add in the cashew butter and mix together.

cashew butter added

Fold in the toppings (pecans and chocolate) and mix it up.

ingredients mixed in bowl with toppings

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).  

caramel cheesecake dip

How to use this date caramel sauce:

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:

stuffed apple french toast with caramel drizzle


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.

caramel cheesecake dip

Tips to Make this the Best Ever Caramel Cheesecake Dip:

  • If you are using cashew butter (which I recommend), be sure to use one that is runny so it blends well into the cheesecake dip.
  • Make the date caramel first and set that aside to make this cheesecake dip recipe even quicker to make.
  • Use a variety of dipping options to see which you like the best (fruits, graham crackers and pretzels are all great options).

Other No Bake Recipes to Try

If you make this caramel cheesecake dip, I'd love to hear from you. Feel free to tag me on Instagram, and/or leave a comment, rating or review below.

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caramel cheesecake dip

Caramel Cheesecake Dip

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!




For the turtles dip

For the add-in's: 

  • 2.5 oz. dark chocolate, chopped (or use chocolate chips)
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped

For the date caramel drizzle:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, yogurt, sugar and vanilla and mix well. Stir in the cashew butter and mix well.
  2. Fold in the chocolate chunks and pecans.
  3. Drizzle with the date caramel and top with a few extra chocolate chunks and pecans.
  4. Dip with your favourites such as graham crackers, fruits or pretzels. Enjoy!

To make the date caramel:

  1. Soak your medjool dates in a bowl of just boiled water for about 10 minutes to soften them. Then remove from the water, cut them in half and pit them.
  2. Add the pitted dates to a blender along with all other caramel ingredients. Blend on high until smooth.


Keep leftover dip stored in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 3 days, the pecans will soften a little.

Use chocolate chips instead of dark chocolate if you want.

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