Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt Dip for Fruit

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This chocolate fruit dip is delicious, easy, HEALTHY and it only takes a couple minutes and a few ingredients to make. The basic ingredients are Stonyfield Greek yogurt, cocoa, brown sugar and cinnamon. So if you’re looking for a perfect Valentine’s Day treat that isn’t too bad for you but is too decadent, you’ve found it!

Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip with Cinnamon

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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. And given the number of calories I swallowed over the holiday season, I also need it to be healthy.

That’s why I invented this chocolatey, decadent yet healthy fruit dip made of Stonyfield Organic Greek Yogurt, cocoa and brown sugar.

There’s cinnamon in there too.
Simply Organic Cinnamon Sticks
I loooovvvveeee cinnamon and chocolate together.

Oh, and there’s an optional pinch of cayenne to give this fruit dip pizzazz.

It’s so good.

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!Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip with Cinnamon
If you actually want to splurge a bit more for Valentine’s Day, like, you want some cream cheese instead of yogurt, I get that. And I have just the thing for you. Check out this Red Velvet Cheese Ball. Yes. Really.

Red Velvet Cheese Ball


OK, now let’s dig into this chocolate yogurt fruit dip!


Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip with Cinnamon

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


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.


  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • fresh berries, marshmallows and sweet biscuits (for dipping)


  1. 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.
  2. Serve with fresh berries, marshmallows and sweet biscuits for dipping.

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. Revised January 2016.

78 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt Dip for Fruit”

  1. Rachel — April 24, 2017 @ 2:30 pm (#)

    I made this with 1 TBSP honey instead of brown sugar and it was perfect for our crepes!

    • Christine Pittman — April 26, 2017 @ 9:28 am (#)

      Rachel, Crepes are a perfect use for this dip. Yum! And thanks for letting me know about the substitution. Great idea!

  2. Sarah — August 25, 2016 @ 7:26 am (#)

    I like the look of this but I’m wondering if I can make it ahead, 1-2 days in advance? Or does it separate?

    • Christine Pittman — August 26, 2016 @ 11:14 am (#)

      Sarah, It can definitely be made ahead and it doesn’t separate. Store it in a sealed container in the fridge. It will stay good until whatever the best before date was on your container of yogurt. Give it a stir before serving.

  3. Kate | HappyForks.com — March 16, 2016 @ 1:11 pm (#)

    Each tablespoon (12g) of brown sugar contains 46 kcal (and 11.8g carbohydrates) and each tablespoon (5g) of cocoa powder provides 12 kcal | Protein 1.1 | Fat 0.7g | Carbohydrates 3.1g | Fiber 2g. It should help to calculate exact nutritional value of the dressing with any type of yogurt. Other ingredients don’t influence final numbers almost at all.

    • Christine Pittman — April 7, 2016 @ 1:29 pm (#)

      Thanks for the help, Kate!

  4. Susan Quigg — March 15, 2016 @ 2:51 pm (#)

    What is the nutritional values for this dip. This dip is soooo good.

    • Christine Pittman — March 16, 2016 @ 8:59 am (#)

      Hi Susan,
      I don’t have the nutritional values. It would basically be whatever your yogurt’s values are plus a tiny bit of fat from the cocoa and some calories for the brown sugar. I’m so happy you like the dip!

  5. Smash — September 20, 2015 @ 5:52 am (#)

    Hi, just wanted to say thanks for this recipe. I served it with strawberries for dessert and it was a treat. It was surprisingly refreshing. Perfect for a hot Sunday in the tropics! Btw, which type of cocoa powder did you use? I used Hershey’s unsweetened 100% cocoa powder. Mine turned out into a much lighter brown colour than yours did in your photo. 

  6. Ellen — January 18, 2015 @ 8:58 pm (#)

    This is excellent!! I am always being given plain Greek yogurt, which is a challenge since I don’t like it. This is a wonderful way to use it up. We had it with drained mandarin oranges, marshmallows, graham crackers, & brazil nuts. All stuff I want to use up. AND it was a lot of fun!
    Thank you very much.

  7. Abby — October 9, 2014 @ 6:17 pm (#)

    This is a great recipe! I replaced the brown sugar with a tablespoon of maple syrup. This is a great fall treat with apple wedges!

  8. Rosie — October 8, 2014 @ 2:13 pm (#)

    I adore this! I am fond of Greek yogurt, but never thought of using it this way. Also, the same for cinnamon!!! I’m into fall baking and I’m crazy for cinnamon, and this is a perfect way to use it – unexpected little add to an already super treat!!! Wow!

  9. Shawna — April 24, 2014 @ 5:27 pm (#)

    I liked it a lot! I found myself scraping the rest of the bowl when it was pretty much gone! But it definitely didn’t taste like expected it to.. It tasted very cinnamon-y to me and I expected it to taste more chocolate-y. Is there a way to fix this the next time I make it? I definitely want to make it again!

  10. Kirsten Oliphant — March 21, 2014 @ 11:32 pm (#)

    Love the sound of this and pinned! I did want to tell you that there were so many pop-ups that I’m discouraged to visit back. :(

  11. Kim C — December 11, 2013 @ 11:28 pm (#)

    My favorite fruit dip is simple: greek yogurt, cinnamon and honey.

  12. Anne — December 11, 2013 @ 4:37 pm (#)

    I often have fruit with yogurt and honey for lunch, but I don’t think of it as a dip. One thing I do like for dessert with fruit–especially strawberries–is sour cream mixed with a little brown sugar. Simple but really good.

  13. Sharon K — December 11, 2013 @ 11:37 am (#)

    Christine, I don’t know if you got my response about the lime yogurt dip . . . I responded but it only seems to appear if you ‘hover’ over the Reply button (which is really weird). But, in case you can’t see my response, here it is . . . the lime yogurt dip is 8 oz Cool Whip (I use light) and 2 6oz containers of Yoplait Key Lime yogurt mixed together. Easy peasy. I actually got the recipe from another food blogger (http://www.iheartnaptime.net/key-lime-yogurt-fruit-dip/). I imagine it would be good with any kind of yogurt; I just happen to love key lime.

    • Christine Pittman — December 11, 2013 @ 12:37 pm (#)

      Sharon, This sounds fantastic! Thanks so much. Can’t wait to give it a try.

  14. Wendy | Around My Family Table — December 10, 2013 @ 11:00 am (#)

    Looks yummy. I love fruit with yogurt dip, the cocoa can only make it that much better!

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:12 am (#)

      The cocoa is wonderful in there. It makes it like a cold chocolate fondue. I can’t stop eating it! Thanks for visiting :)

    • dayna — January 10, 2014 @ 10:38 am (#)

      what flavor yogurt to use? plain? vanilla?

    • Christine Pittman — January 11, 2014 @ 7:32 am (#)

      Dayna, I use plain. You could use vanilla but then I would add less brown sugar. Start with 1 tablespoon, taste and add more if necessary.

  15. Sharon K — December 9, 2013 @ 6:49 pm (#)

    I have a lime yogurt fruit dip that is easy and delish! This dark chocolate yogurt dip sounds heavenly!

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:14 am (#)

      Sharon, What’s in the lime yogurt dip? It sounds delicious! Thanks :)

    • Sharon K — December 10, 2013 @ 11:23 am (#)

      Christine, It is very easy — 8 oz Cool Whip (i use light) and 2 6 oz containers of Key Lime yogurt (I used Yoplait, but I am sure it would be good with any preferred brand of key lime flavored yogurt) and just mix it together. It has a nice lime flavor, not overpowering and is very refreshing. I imagine that you could use any flavor of yogurt. (I got the recipe from another food blogger: http://www.iheartnaptime.net/key-lime-yogurt-fruit-dip/). Enjoy!!

  16. Sharon K — December 9, 2013 @ 6:46 pm (#)

    This sounds yummy! I love dark chocolate and love Greek yogurt . . . will definitely have to try this!

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:14 am (#)

      Sharon, thanks so much. If you try it, do let me know. I’d love to hear what you think.

  17. Ada ~ More Food, Please — December 9, 2013 @ 2:39 pm (#)

    My favorite fruit dip would be simple–Greek yogurt with honey.

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:15 am (#)

      Ada, I also love Greek yogurt with honey. Or with fig preserves! That’s what I had for breakfast today. It was wonderful.

  18. Karen — December 9, 2013 @ 10:43 am (#)

    A mixture of yogurt and cream cheese with lemon and vanilla.

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:16 am (#)

      Karen, I’m curious: Does it end up tasting a bit like cheesecake? I do a drizzle on pastries that has cream cheese in it and that’s the effect I get. Love it!

    • Karen Lynch — December 10, 2013 @ 7:36 pm (#)

      Yes it does. Sometime I want to do a mixture with some Greek yogurt to lower the fat content.

    • Christine Pittman — December 11, 2013 @ 12:40 pm (#)

      I think it would be great with Greek Yogurt. Or even just half as Greek Yogurt. Worth a shot!

  19. Barbara Mc / Whenihave Time — December 8, 2013 @ 4:19 pm (#)

    I love caramel or chocolate dip with fruit!

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:16 am (#)

      Barbara, I agree! Caramel is one of my favorites too.

  20. Heather — December 8, 2013 @ 2:54 pm (#)

    My favorite fruit dip is marshmallow fluff and cream cheese whipped together. Yummy!!

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:16 am (#)

      Heather, That sounds AMAZING. Is it equal amounts of fluff and cream cheese? I have to try it!

    • Heather — December 10, 2013 @ 11:35 am (#)

      yes, I usually use a small jar of fluff and an 8 oz block of cream cheese. Whip together and enjoy! You can eat it with spoon, it’s that good!!

    • Christine Pittman — December 11, 2013 @ 12:41 pm (#)

      Heather, I am absolutely swooning. I might have to go get the ingredients to try it immediately!

  21. Jennie — December 8, 2013 @ 2:47 pm (#)

    Raspberry yogurt mixed with cool whip. So light and delish!

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:17 am (#)

      Jennie, That sounds so good! Is it equal amounts yogurt and cool whip? I can’t wait to try it.

    • Jennie — December 10, 2013 @ 1:06 pm (#)

      I would recommend starting with equal amounts, and then just adjust according to your taste. Strawberry yogurt is also really good for this too, but I prefer the tartness of raspberry. Yoplait yogurt works really well for this mix. I have also frozen the mixture and it’s kind of like a lowfat semifreddo. Just thaw 5-10 mins before serving. Hope you like it! :)

    • Christine Pittman — December 11, 2013 @ 12:41 pm (#)

      Thanks Jennie!

  22. Elizabeth G. — December 8, 2013 @ 12:01 pm (#)

    I like yogurt.

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:17 am (#)

      Elizabeth, My kids dip fruit in plain (or flavored) yogurt all the time. It’s a favorite of theirs for sure.

  23. jan — December 8, 2013 @ 10:23 am (#)

    Our favorite fruit dip is homemade carmel. served warm.

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:19 am (#)

      Jan, I haven’t made caramel in years. Thanks for the reminder. I know it would be a treat for the kids to see how it’s made. And then to eat it!

  24. Emily — December 8, 2013 @ 9:53 am (#)

    This chocolate dip sounds amazing! I also really love apples with caramel.

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:20 am (#)

      Emily, Thanks! I love apples with caramel too. Even the packets you can get of them now. Such a perfect treat. Reminds me of eating caramel apples as kids.

  25. Dee Fedor — December 7, 2013 @ 9:06 am (#)

    A caramel dip

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:21 am (#)

      Dee, That’s a favorite for me too! Yum!

  26. latanya — December 6, 2013 @ 8:56 pm (#)

    a caramel dip

  27. Itzia — December 6, 2013 @ 5:26 pm (#)

    my fave is a caramel dip.

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:22 am (#)

      Itzia, I love caramel dip too. Especially with apples. yum!

  28. Megan K — December 6, 2013 @ 10:02 am (#)

    It’s a marshmallow fluffy and caramel dip! Soooo yummy!

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:22 am (#)

      Megan, PLEASE tell me how to make this. Sounds sooooo good!

  29. Becca from It's Yummi! — December 5, 2013 @ 4:01 pm (#)

    I love dipping fruit into lime flavored yogurt. So refreshing!

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:23 am (#)

      Becca, I never think to get lime yogurt. I’m definitely going to try it out :)

  30. Sheri B. — December 5, 2013 @ 3:18 pm (#)

    My favorite fruit dip is lemon curd mixed with vanilla yogurt, so light and delicious!

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:23 am (#)

      Sheri, What an amazing idea. I love lemon and vanilla together. Do you use equal amounts of curd and yogurt or would the lemon flavor be too strong?

  31. MaryB — December 5, 2013 @ 1:15 pm (#)

    I like Greek Yogurt, seasoned with spices (cinnamon, etc) and some brown sugar.

    • Christine Pittman — December 10, 2013 @ 11:24 am (#)

      MaryB, That sounds wonderful. I bet a cinnamon dip with apple slices would be incredible.


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