This easy chocolate dip is perfect for fruit. It’s delicious, easy, HEALTHY and it only takes a couple minutes and a few ingredients to make.
I don’t enjoy baking. Or making desserts. It’s not something I can explain. It’s just the truth. But even though I don’t like to make desserts, I do like to *eat* desserts.
When I crave something dessert-like I need it to be effortless. When it’s fairly healthy and uses simple ingredients that I often already have, it’s a definite winner! It’s decadent enough for chocolate dipped strawberries for your Valentines date and easy enough to make as a chocolate fruit dip anytime you’ve got a sweet craving.
Types Of Chocolate Dip
Lots of recipes for chocolate dip are essentially a chocolate ganache – semi-sweet chocolate chips, heavy cream, and sometimes flavoring like vanilla extract. It’s delicious, but that kind of recipe requires microwaving or heating over a double boiler to melt the chocolate. It’s also really rich, so I often only want a small amount.
There are also dips that are similar to homemade chocolate sauce. That recipe can be used as a dip, but it’s a thinner consistency that works great for stirring into drinks or drizzling over dessert. You can also turn that one into “Magic Shell” with some coconut oil.
The chocolate dip recipe that I’m sharing with you here is super easy and perfect for dipping all sorts of delicious things thanks to my special ingredient, Greek yogurt.
Why Make Chocolate Dip With Greek Yogurt?
Well, first of all, you should make it because it’s so good! But there’s plenty of other reasons too.
It’s Easier. Since there’s no heating or melting required, it’s quick and simple to put together.
It’s Healthier. We’re using Greek yogurt and cocoa powder instead of cream and chocolate chips for this dessert dip. With less calories, that means I can eat more of it, right?
Perfect Dipping Consistency. The Greek yogurt as the base maintains the perfect consistency for dipping. No need to worry about it getting too firm to dip your fruit in at room temperature or it being too runny and making a mess.
How To Make The Easiest Chocolate Dip
I invented this chocolatey, decadent, yet healthy fruit dip because I need desserts to be easy to make. It’s made of Greek Yogurt, cocoa, and brown sugar.
There’s cinnamon in there too. Oh, and there’s an optional pinch of cayenne to give this chocolate fruit dip a little something extra. Both these ingredients go so well with chocolate.
I swear, it’s the easiest and tastiest thing I make when friends visit. Just mix and serve. Even I don’t mind doing that!
What To Serve With Chocolate Yogurt Dip
I love to serve this chocolate dip with an assortment of fresh berries. Strawberries, of course, but raspberries, blackberries, or whatever your favorites are! Not into berries? Banana or other fruits work well here too.
You don’t have to serve it with just fruit though, get creative. Marshmallows, sweet biscuits, shortbread, pretzels… hard to go wrong here. Experiment and let me know in the comments what your favorites are with this delicious dark chocolate dip. I’ve been told it’s great for crepes too.
If you actually want to splurge a bit more for Valentine’s Day, like you actually want chocolate cake, I’ve got you. Try this Easiest Flourless Chocolate cake recipe.
OK, now let’s dig into this chocolate yogurt dip!
Podcast Episode: Making Chocolate Dip
Listen to learn how to make this recipe, along with some great tips from Christine, by clicking the play button below:Print
This fruit dip is easy to make, healthy AND decadent. It’s the perfect dip to make when company is coming over for coffee or drinks.
The cayenne pepper in the recipe is optional. Try adding a tiny pinch, mix it in and then taste. You shouldn’t be able to tell it’s there. It’s just a little background tingle that makes the dip extra special.
After further testing, I have reduced the vanilla and cinnamon from the original recipe.
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
- Fresh berries, marshmallows, and sweet biscuits (for dipping)
- Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
- Stir until it is an even dark color and all of the brown sugar granules have dissolved, about 3 minutes.
- Serve with fresh berries, marshmallows, and sweet biscuits for dipping.
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Disclosure: This post originally contained a giveaway. Simply Organic and Stonyfield provided the items for giveaway and also provided me with an identical herb and spice gift pack and yogurt coupons for my own use. All opinions are my own.
This post was originally published in December 2013. It was revised and republished in November 2022.