Hold the phone!!! An easy dip that tastes like cherry cheesecake and can be scooped up with graham crackers or vanilla wafers? Yes!
I love cheesecake, but rarely make it. This dip couldn't be simpler to make, and it gives you the same tongue-tingling sensation that you get when eating real cherry cheesecake. I made this for my family the other night, and they flipped over it! The kids took leftovers in their lunches and said all the other kids were jealous, so bonus points for Mom! In fact, Jake loved it so much that he requested it for his birthday dessert!
8 oz. cream cheese, softened (go ahead and use reduced-fat or fat-free!)
1 7.5-oz. jar marshmallow fluff
2 8-oz. cartons frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 21-oz. cans cherry pie filling
1 tsp. vanilla
Graham crackers or vanilla wafers
In a large bowl, mix together the softened cream cheese, marshmallow fluff, and vanilla. Fold in the whipped topping, one carton at a time. Don't use a mixer or beater for this step, just stir in the topping by hand.
Spread the mixture into a 9x11 pan, or two 8x8 pans. Top with cherry pie filling. Serve with graham crackers or vanilla wavers for dipping. Refrigerate for an hour or so before serving. Enjoy!