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23 of the Best Cold Dip Recipes

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Do you love dips? We do! And we have a great roundup of 23 cold dip recipes for you to try out.

There’s everything from crab dip to fry sauce, to guacamole, to key lime pie dip. Yep, we have a little of everything for you.

There are classics like a seven layer dip, and sweet dips like an easy cherry dip or a creamy caramel apple dip. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get to dippin’.

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Crab Dip Appetizer

1. Crab Dip 

From Love Grows Wild 

Need the perfect party appetizer? This may be it!

Loaded with tender crab meat, a splash of bright cocktail sauce, and a creamy cheese layer with some kick, this cold and creamy crab dip looks fancy on any table.

It’s great for dinner parties, holiday gatherings, and any other celebration. Plus this dip is easy to make in less than 5 minutes with only 5 ingredients.

Key Lime Pie Dip

2. Key Lime Pie Dip 

From Domestic Superhero

Achieve the taste of Key Lime Pie without all the fuss. This sweet Key Lime Pie Dip is the answer for any occasion.

No crust to make and only a handful of ingredients means this recipe is quick, easy and inexpensive. You can serve the dip with broken up graham crackers, fresh cut fruit, pretzels, or shortbread cookies.

Bring this treat to the next party you attend and it’s guaranteed all the guests will be asking for the recipe.

Snickers Almond Cheesecake Fruit Dip

3. Snickers Almond Cheesecake Fruit Dip 

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

Wow your guests with this super flavorful Snickers Almond Cheesecake Fruit Dip.

It’s made with a sweet mixture of cream cheese, almond extract, whipped topping and chopped up bits of Snickers Almond Bar. The more Snickers the better.

It makes the perfect dip to pair with crisp apple slices or thick pretzels for a sweet and salty treat.

Beer Dip Appetizer

4. Beer Dip 

From Lady Behind the Curtain 

Call the gang over for a fun night of watching the game and eating your favorite savory snacks. This Beer Dip fits right in with all the game watching classics.

Salty with a little bit of kick, it is perfect for tailgate parties, game nights or just a fun night in with friends.

It’s made with a tasty mixture of softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, a splash of beer and ranch flavoring. Oh, and it pairs well with beer!

Fry Sauce Dip

5. Fry Sauce 

From Crafting in the Rain

It’s time to start planning menus and décor for all your upcoming game parties.

Whether you like to host a big bash, go to someone else’s house, or just stay home with your cozy bunch, you can use this homemade fry sauce.

It’s hard to improve on the delicious taste of fries and onion rings, but this recipe for fry sauce is a must-make dip that may just wow you.

You can whip up your own batch in minutes.

Creamy Green Chile Dip

6. Creamy Green Chile Dip 

From Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Does your family like Mexican or Tex-Mex food?

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and what better reason could there be to serve up your favorite Tex-Mex dishes. This year be sure to add this creamy green chile dip to the menu.

Creamy and delicious with just the right amount of kick from the green chiles, this dip is sure to be a huge hit with your family and friends.

Three Ingredient Twix Dip

7. Three Ingredient Twix Dip 

From Just Us Four

This Three Ingredient Twix Dip may just be the star of your refreshment table.

It is so unbelievably easy to make and can easily be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for later.

Just throw it together before your party or BBQ, set it out and watch it disappear. You may or may not catch some guests grabbing a spoon and dipping in, it’s just that good.

Muffuletta Dip

8. Muffuletta Dip 

From Lady Behind the Curtain

If you are new to the Muffuletta Dip phenomenon, you have to try this amazing recipe that is especially great served on a Italian dinner night.

Creamy Muffuletta Dip is filled with tangy olives, minced garlic, and smokey roasted red peppers all in a delectable cream cheese base.

And is not only fantastic as a dip, it can also be a delicious sandwich spread.

Mediterranean Layered Dip

9. Mediterranean Layer Dip 

From My Suburban Kitchen

This layered Mediterranean dip would totally be the dip bowl I stood next for the entire party. 

A great party dip is versatile enough that you can serve it with crackers, chips, bread or even vegetables.

I love this dip with fresh cut up vegetables but I think it would a hit with just about anything you chose to serve it with. All the flavors pair so well together and it’s great lighter option.

10. Easy Cherry Dip 

From Nums the Word 

Cherry lovers unite! This Easy Cherry Dip can be prepped in 5 minutes or less, making it the perfect appetizer for serving up at gatherings like bridal showers and birthday parties.

It’s filled with delicious flavors including tangy crushed pineapple, sweet cherry pie filling, rich sweetened condensed milk, and fluffy cool whip whipped topping.

Serve with graham crackers for a tasty treat.

Cookie Dough Apple Dip

11. Cookie Dough Apple Dip 

From Spaceships and Laser Beams

The perfect combination of tart, creamy and sweet – this cookie dough apple dip is one recipe that guests will ask you for time and time again.

It has a cream cheese base but is made super dippable and just the right amount of sweet to keep you dipping apples all night long.

This is a fun treat for a party or for entertaining guests.

It also makes a delicious treat if you’re looking for something a bit healthier to indulge in late at night.

Blackberry Toasted Marshmallow Dip

12. Blackberry Toasted Marshmallow Dip 

From This Silly Girl’s Kitchen

Create the perfect sweet and salty palate pleasing experience by pairing this Blackberry Toasted Marshmallow Dip with Triscuit crackers.

Fresh blackberries are mixed with cream cheese, toasted marshmallow fluff and served with Triscuit crackers for a sweet and salty bite. It’s a unique and fun appetizer that guests are sure to love.

Whipped Basil Feta Dip

13. Whipped Basil Feta Dip 

From Domestic Superhero

Two minutes is all the time you’ll need to make up a batch of this Whipped Basil Feta Dip. I guarantee it won’t last long.

This is a dip that is perfect for bringing to potlucks or parties, serving as an appetizer at a get together, or just eating at home when you are craving some delicious dip.

We have had it with lightly toasted baguette slices, pretzel chips, pretzel rods, and fresh cut-up veggie sticks!

Gluten Free Hummus

14. Gluten Free Hummus 

From The Typical Mom

Hummus is one of my go to healthy snacks because it is totally delicious and so versatile. This easy-to-make Gluten Free Hummus recipe makes for a perfect healthy snack.

It’s delicious in its traditional form or you can spice it up with the addition of some sun-dried tomatoes and jalapeno peppers.

Serve it up with your favorite crackers, pita chips or veggies.

Seven Layer Dip

15. Seven Layer Dip

From My Turn For Us

A classic chip dip for any occasion you can think of, the Seven Layer Dip is always a party favorite.

Seven savory layers are made with hearty ingredients including refried beans, avocados, sour cream, cheese, olives, onions and tomatoes.

Combine all of those flavor with a big scoop on a tortilla chip and you are in snack time heaven.

Creamy Chipotle Bean Dip

16. Creamy Chipotle Bean Dip 

From Domestic Superhero

Need an easy-to-make recipe that is also a crowd pleaser? This Creamy Chipotle Bean Dip definitely foots the bill. It combines cream cheese, refried beans, chipotle chiles and a hint of pepper jack cheese.

It’s super easy to make with minimal ingredients. Heat up or serve cold – both are great options!

If you do heat it in the oven, I would add a layer of pepperjack cheese to the top, because you really can’t go wrong with more cheese.

Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Dip

17. Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Dip 

From Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Searching for a quick and easy dip to go with fruit or crackers that almost everyone will love? Look no further, this Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Dip is so yummy both kids and adults will polish it off in the blink of an eye.

Plus with 3 ingredients, you can put it together in just a few moments and makes a great appetizer or snack.

Three ingredients and a few minutes are all you need to whip up an easy dip.

.Creamy Salsa Dip

18. Creamy Salsa Dip 

From Persnickety Plates

It doesn’t get any easier than a two ingredient dip recipe! Salsa and cream cheese are all you need to make this Creamy Salsa Dip.

Just throw the ingredients together, scoop the dip into a serving bowl, and add some tortilla chips for an instant appetizer.

Especially great for those days you want to want to bring something to a party but don’t have much time.

Cranberry Fruit Dip

19. Cranberry Fruit Dip 

From This Silly Girl’s Kitchen

This Cranberry Fruit Dip has an amazing cheesecake-like flavor and is a definite crowd pleaser at parties.

Cream Cheese and Marshmallow cream are blended with cranberries for a fresh take on a delicious party favorite.

Not only is this dip great on a large variety of fruits but also on salty pretzels for that sweet/salty kick or graham crackers, yum.

French Onion Dip

20. French Onion Dip 

From Naturally Loriel

This made-from-scratch French Onion Dip uses fresh, real ingredients that you probably already mostly have at home.

A few additional flavor packed spices and herbs like turmeric, celery seed and dried parsley give the dip that flavor punch.

Something about the crunch of the salty potato chip (you know I love me some crunchy foods) and that creamy, onion-ey flavor together keeps bringing guests back all night long!

Guacamole

21. Guacamole

From Love Grows Wild

If you’ve never made guacamole at home or never tried it before (gasp!), this recipe includes everything you need to know about the beauty of making a good guac.

Fresh ingredients and the perfect balance of flavors come together in this simple recipe that is great for snacking or as a side to your favorite Mexican dishes.

Grab a bag of tortilla chips and let’s make some guacamole.

Corn Dip

22. Corn Dip 

From Homemade Hooplah

This Mexican Style Corn Dip makes for the perfect party snack and can be ready in just 15 minutes. Plus, it is a great way to use up leftover ingredients.

Sweet yellow corn, canned mexicorn, green onions, mayonnaise, and plenty of shredded cheese get combined and served with crunchy tortilla chips.

Makes for a perfect party snack.

Caramel-Cheesecake-Dip

23. Caramel Cheesecake Dip 

From Crazy for Crust

What’s better than cheesecake dip? Caramel Cheesecake Dip! Sweet and fluffy, this cheesecake dip is topped with a layer of caramel.

If you’ve ever made cheesecake dip before, you know it’s super easy.

There is only one really important thing to remember: room temperature.

Simply mix it with an electric mixer and then layer the cream cheese dip in a bowl with some caramel sauce. Indulging is the only option.

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Jennifer Carver

As the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom are busy boys, much of Jen's free time is spent at the ball field, brushing up on video game terminology and building Lego towers. Jen is the owner and creative mind behind Banner Events. With a passion for event planning & party styling and an obsession with the little details that take an event from ordinary to extraordinary, Jen wakes up every morning excited to get to work.