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Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Dip is an easy recipe with seasonal snack cakes, cream cheese and Cool Whip. A festive no bake dessert recipe perfect for the holiday season!

little Debbie Christmas tree cake dip with holiday sprinkles and dippers on a platter

You have to try this Little Debbie Christmas tree dip recipe at some point during the holidays. It’s a super easy dessert dip that you make with Little Debbie Christmas tree cakes, and it’s light, fluffy and absolutely delicious.

My kids love this festive treat. It’s a delicious dessert for a family holiday movie night or Christmas party!

I like to serve this festive dip along with our other favorite dessert dip recipes, including eggnog dip, peppermint mocha dip and chocolate chip dip!

Little Debbie Christmas tree cakes, cream cheese, cool whip, vanilla and sprinkles


You only need a few simple ingredients for Little Debbie Christmas tree dip. They should be easy to find at your grocery store.

  • Little Debbie Christmas tree cakes — seasonal snack cakes shaped like Christmas trees. 1 package
  • Cream cheese — softened cream cheese at room temperature for easy mixing
  • Cool Whip — or any non dairy whipped topping, thawed
  • Vanilla — enhances the flavor
  • Christmas sprinkles — for decoration

How to Make Christmas Tree Dip

First, add the softened cream cheese to a large mixing bowl. Then break up the Little Debbie Christmas trees into large pieces, and toss into the bowl.

Use a hand mixer to mix until combined. Then, add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and mix again.

mix christmas tree cakes and cream cheese in mixing bowl with hand mixer

Add the Cool Whip, and use a spatula or large spoon to mix until well combined.

If you blend the whipped topping with the mixer, the topping will break down and the texture of the dip won’t be nice and fluffy.

mix in Cool Whip with spatula

Add some holiday sprinkles, and give the dip a good stir. Then, transfer mixture to a serving bowl.

You can add more sprinkles before serving. Or, stick a Christmas tree cake into the top of the dip!

add holiday sprinkles to Christmas tree dip

How to Store

Cover the Christmas dip with plastic wrap, and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

I don’t recommend freezing this sweet treat, as it won’t thaw well.

dip graham cracker into Christmas tree dip

How to Serve

Serve this easy dip with your favorite dippers. We love graham crackers, vanilla wafers, animal crackers, gingerbread cookies, Milano cookies and fresh fruit.

Recipe Variations

Little Debbie snack cakes come in vanilla flavor or chocolate flavor. You can use either one for this recipe.

Use your favorite holiday sprinkles to decorate the dip, including green sanding sugar, green sprinkles, red sanding sugar or red and green jimmies.

If you want to thin the dip out a little, add a tablespoon or 2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream.

You can use homemade whipped cream instead of the Cool Whip.


Are Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes the same as zebra cakes?

Yes. You can also use Little Debbie zebra cakes, which are basically the same thing in this recipe. Since the cakes are broken up, you won’t notice the difference.

How many cakes are in Little Debbie Christmas tree package?

There are 5 Christmas tree cakes in a package. So, you will need to use 1 package for this dip recipe and a second package if you want extras for decoration.

5 from 9 votes

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Dip

By: Dee
Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Dip is an easy recipe with seasonal snack cakes, cream cheese and Cool Whip. A festive no bake dessert recipe perfect for the holiday season!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 5 Little Debbie Christmas Tree cakes 1 package
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 oz Cool Whip thawed
  • holiday sprinkles
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  • Add the softened cream cheese to a large mixing bowl
  • Break the Christmas tree cakes into smaller pieces, and add to bowl
  • Mix the cream cheese and tree cakes with an electric hand held mixer until combined
  • Mix in vanilla extract
  • Gently fold in Cool Whip using a silicone spatula
  • Add sprinkles, and mix again
  • Transfer to serving bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve


Store in airtight container in refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Can use vanilla or chocolate tree cakes.
If dip seems too thick, mix in 1 tablespoon milk or heavy cream.


Calories: 159kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 132mg, Potassium: 63mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 296IU, Vitamin C: 0.04mg, Calcium: 62mg, Iron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. Randi says:

    The kids made this last night! It is so simple to make! Hard to wait for it to set up! It was delicious!5 stars

  2. Julia says:

    This is delicious and tastes just like eating a Christmas tree cake! Takes me back to my childhood!5 stars

  3. Philippa Corder says:

    I would love to make this dip.
    I bought the large family package for the value plus extras to eat 😉 how many of the large ones would I need. These cakes seem bigger then the other package. Thank you

    1. Dee says:

      I have never seen larger ones, so I can’t say for sure. Maybe try it with 4 of the cakes? You can always mix in another one if the texture isn’t to your liking.

  4. Evany says:

    Makes it look like you work hard on this dessert. Only takes a few minutes and everybody loved it!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So happy to hear this! Thank you for the sweet comment!