This scrumptious peppermint cream cheese dip is a perfect sweet treat for your Christmas party!

a dessert platter filled with cookies and a bowl of peppermint cream cheese dip with crushed peppermint candies in the center

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I've gone a little peppermint crazy this holiday season with our decorations and candy cane themed recipes.  Over on Instagram, you can see my candy cane Christmas tree and fireplace mantel along with the peppermint hot chocolate we've been indulging in this past week.  Our candy cane themed living room is also the perfect spot to watch Christmas movies and enjoy a yummy dessert platter with this decadent peppermint cream cheese dip at the center.

a peppermint cream cheese sip topped with crushed peppermints for a holiday party dessert

Peppermint Cream Cheese Dip Ingredients

This Christmas dip recipe is so easy with only a few simple ingredients.

  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • peppermint extract
  • whipped topping
  • crushed peppermint candy

Doesn't that sound like Christmas in a bowl? This holiday dip recipe reminds me of a peppermint cheesecake.  But I like the fact that there is extra dessertiness with all of the fun treats you can scoop the peppermint cheese cream dip out with.  By the way, the full recipe with can be found at the bottom of this post with all of the measurements you'll need.

A holiday party dessert platter with a peppermint cheesecake dip recipe at the center

What To Serve With Peppermint Cream Cheese Dip

As I just mentioned, one the best things about this holiday sweet party dip is the variety of treats you can serve along side it.  For my Christmas dessert platter, I included:

  • gingersnaps
  • rolled chocolate wafer cookies
  • shortbread cookies
  • chocolate cookies
  • red and green m&ms
  • mint to garnish

More delicious treats that would also go great with this peppermint cream cheese dip are strawberries, lady fingers, or gingerbread cookies.

a Christmas dessert platter filled with cookies and a peppermint cream cheese dip

More Holiday Dip Ideas for your Christmas Party

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Whether you are like my family and will be preparing this yummy holiday sweet dip for family movie night, or if you are making it for a Christmas party, I'd love to see how yours turns out!  Tag me on Instagram @jordanseasyentertaining or leave a rating in the recipe card below.

That's it for this peppermint cream cheese dip recipe. Until next time!

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a sweet cream cheese dip with peppermint perfect for a holiday party
a peppermint cream cheese sip topped with crushed peppermints for a holiday party dessert

Peppermint Cream Cheese Holiday Dip Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 8oz. package of cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cup thawed frozen whipped topping
  • crushed peppermint candies to garnish


  1. Place cream cheese into a mixing bowl and stir until creamy.
  2. Sift powdered sugar into the cream cheese.
  3. Add the peppermint extract to the bowl and stir until well belnded.
  4. Fold in the whipped topping.
  5. Transfer the peppermint cream cheese dip to your serving bowl and garnish with the crushed peppermint candy on top.

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