Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip with Chocolate Chips

Last Updated on January 9, 2023 by Ellen Christian

This cream cheese pumpkin dip recipe is a huge hit with our family! Since Thanksgiving is only a few days away now, I have been trying to put together my menu plan so I can have everything I need without emergency trips to the store. Am I the only one that does that?  

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Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip Recipe with Chocolate Chips

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip Recipe

We like to have a few different desserts for people to choose from after the big meal is over.  Since not everyone is a huge fan of pie, we try to include a few other options like this yummy dip recipe. 

One reason that I really love serving a dip recipe is that it’s so versatile. When you serve this cream cheese pumpkin dip recipe, you can serve it with apple slices, pretzels, biscotti, or these fun O Organics® Chocolate Animal Cookies.

ingredients needed to make this recipe

Cream cheese pumpkin dip without Cool Whip

So, you will notice that I make this cream cheese pumpkin dip without Cool Whip. I am not a big fan of whipped toppings. And, I much prefer the way the cream cheese flavors this pumpkin dip recipe. 

a hand mixer over a red bowl with batter

Healthy pumpkin cheese dip

Now, you can go as heavy or as light on the chocolate chips as you want to. My husband has a huge sweet tooth so the chocolate chips are a must for him. I use the whole cup full when I’m making it for him to enjoy. If it’s me and the kids, I use a little bit less. If you want to, you can completely leave out the chocolate chips. It’s not necessary if you want to watch your sugar levels. You can also cut down the sugar amount if you prefer. 

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip Recipe with Chocolate Chips

What to serve with pumpkin dip

I try to make sure that we have one gluten-free option for my daughter and apple slices go perfectly with this easy dip recipe. You can also pick up gluten-free cookies, pretzels, or animal crackers if you prefer.

You can also make these gluten-free animal crackers. Get the easy recipe right here. Or, I have totally sat down with a spoon and eaten this dessert as is. Here are a few more healthy dipping options.

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip Recipe with Chocolate Chips

No matter what you use to dip, you’ll want to serve this with a big cup of O Organics® Medium Roast Guatemalan coffee. I love this stuff! It’s USDA organic, fair trade certified and non-GMO.

It’s 100% delicious arabica coffee.

a cup of coffee with a dessert in the background

O Organics® products are available in my area exclusively at Shaws. I love knowing that there is an affordable organic brand that I can trust for both quality and taste.

I love shopping at Shaws because I can save money with the MyMixx app on my phone. Make sure you check there when you’re shopping for ingredients for this cream cheese pumpkin dip.

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip Recipe with Chocolate Chips

How to serve this recipe

If you’re eying those adorable pumpkins in the background, you can find them at your local Shaw’s Store. They’re part of the debi lillyTM design products that you can find near your floral department.

Look for O Organics and debi lilly design products at Albertsons Companies family of  stores in your area including Albertsons, Safeway, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market and Carrs/Safeway.

You can pick them up when you’re shopping for the ingredients for this cream cheese pumpkin dip recipe.

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip Recipe with Chocolate Chips

There are so many cute pieces available for the holidays. Be sure to make a note on your calendar to pick up fresh flowers for your holiday table too.

You can create your own floral display or buy one ready-made if you’re pressed for time. Just make sure that you stock up and try my cream cheese pumpkin dip recipe.

Recipe variations

Note: For a lower fat version of this cream cheese pumpkin dip, you can use low or fat-free cream cheese. The taste is the same! And, you can also create this recipe using your favorite dairy-free cream cheese.

I know that we have a soy variety in our grocery store. My daughter uses it occasionally since she is latose intolerant. It really does taste similar and it’s nice to offer guests the option if they have food intolerances or allergies.

Yield: 6

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip Recipe with Chocolate Chips

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip Recipe with Chocolate Chips
Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip Recipe with Chocolate Chips
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 (8 ounce) package Lucerne cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 (15 ounce) can O Organics 100% pure pumpkin (or 1/2 of a 30 oz can)
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup O Organics Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips (51% cacao)


  1. Put the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat for about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes until everything is blended well.
  2. Add the pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract.
  3. Beat until combined well.
  4. Add the chocolate chips and stir gently to combine.
  5. Sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top for visual interest.


You can leave out the chocolate chips if you prefer.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 312Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 2gSugar: 53gProtein: 2g

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8 thoughts on “Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip with Chocolate Chips”

  1. The chocolate animal crackers at Trader Joe's used to be my fave. I have a free digital coupon for cream cheese at Krogers too, so I see this recipe coming in handy very soon!

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