How do I prepare the dip mixes?
-Mix 8 oz. mayonaisse and 8 oz. of softened cream cheese with contents of package until thoroughly blended. Refridgerate until ready to serve. Serve with crackers, pretzels, chips, etc.
Mix 8 oz. of softened cream cheese with contents of package until blended well and creamy. Fold in 2 cups of Cool Whip and refridgerate until ready to serve. Serve with cut up fresh fruit or with cookies, graham crackers or biscotti.
For Cheeseball: Follow directions on packet and refridgerate for several hours. Form into ball shape carefully and roll in included graham cracker crumbs or other desired topping (nuts, shredded coconut, etc.) Serve with cookies, graham cracker sticks or fresh fruit.
Are there other uses for the dip mixes?
Of course! Little Dipper Dip Mixes are a wonderful addition to seafood, chicken and meat dishes and make lovely accompaniments to appetizers as well. See our "Recipe" section in FAQ's for more ideas.
Some fun ideas to try:
-Add crab or lobster to the Garlic Lover's for a savory and tangy seafood dip. Can be served cold as a seafood salad or try topping with cheese and serving warm with oyster crackers. Zesty Pizza Dip Mix is great used as a spread for sandwiches and subs. Try Spicy Cheese in Mexican dishes or mixed with salsa.
Experiment and have fun!
Do the mixes contain allergens?
As far as we know, our suppliers do their best not to contaminate their ingredients with peanuts or tree nuts, but we cannot guarantee that they were not manufactured on shared equipment.
Some of our sweet dip mixes do contain non-fat dry milk as well and there is dairy in the mixes containing cheese.
Recipes Using Spicy Cheese Dip Mix
Layered Taco Dip (Uses Spicy Cheese Dip Mix):
Prepare Spicy Cheese Dip with 8 oz of cream cheese and 8 oz sour cream (omit the mayo) ■Spread on the bottom of a 9X13 casserole dish. Sprinkle some Taco Seasoning on top of the cream mix if desired. ■Top that layer with Salsa ■Next layer, add finely shredded iceberg lettuce. ■Then top that with diced tomatoes and green peppers (or red ones, whatever you prefer) ■And the final layer, top with shredded cheese
Recipes Using Garlic Lover's Dip Mix
Garlic Tri-Colored Pasta (Uses Garlic Lover's Dip Mix):
1 Tbsp (or more) Garlic Lover's Dip Mix
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. water
1 chicken breast, cooked and diced
4 oz. can sliced black olives
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
6 oz. tri-colored spiral pasta, cooked and cooled.
Directions: Combine first 3 ingredients in a microwavable bowl and heat in microwave for 1 minute; stir in remaining ingredients and toss to coat. Chill 2 hours. Makes 4 servings.
Easy Garlic Shrimp (Uses Garlic Lover's Dip Mix) Ingredients 3-4 Tbsp. olive oil 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 1-2 Tbsp. Garlic Lover's Dip Mix 1/4 cup vodka Directions Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and stir to coat. Sauté until just turning pink; sprinkle with Garlic Lover's Dip Mix. Add vodka and cook until shrimp is cooked through. Makes 3-4 servings.
Recipes Using Bacon, Cheese and Onion Dip Mix
Cheesy Bacon Onion Potatoes (Uses Bacon, Cheese and Onion Dip Mix):
1 packet Bacon, Cheese and Onion Dip Mix 8 - 9 quartered red potatoes 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese Directions Combine ingredients; pour in greased 8 x 8 baking pan. Cover with foil. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes; uncover. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Makes 6-8 servings
Recipes Using Onion Dip Mix
Beef Stroganoff for the Slow Cooker (Uses Onion Dip Mix):
1 lb. beef round steak, cut into thin strips
8 oz. package pre-sliced mushrooms
1 Package Onion Dip Mix
1 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
3/4 tsp. Seasoned Salt
1/2 tsp. dried dill
2 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1/3 cup flour
1 cup beef broth
1 cup sour cream
2 cups egg noodles, prepared and hot
Directions: Combine first 9 ingredients in 3 qt. slow cooker; stir well. Place flour in a small bowl; gradually add broth, stirring with a whisk until blended. Add broth mixture to slow cooker; stir well. Cover with lid; cook on high setting for 1 hour. Reduce to low heat and cook additional 7–8 hours or until steak is tender. Let stroganoff stand 10 minutes. Stir in sour cream. Serve over noodles. Makes 3-4 servings.
Recipes Using Chocolate Raspberry Dip Mix
Mini Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecakes:
1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup powdered cocoa
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
2 Tbsp. cold water
Chocolate Raspberry Dip Mix
16 oz. of cream cheese
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Directions: Combine first 5 ingredients until crumbly. Form into 24 balls; press into mini muffin tins. Press dough up sides of each cup. Blend Chocolate Raspberry Dip Mix and cream cheese; add milk and vanilla. Add egg; beat until smooth. Fill each muffin cup with one tablespoon filling. Bake at 325° for 15-18 minutes; cool 30 minutes. Carefully remove from tins; refrigerate. Serve with Cool Whip. Makes 24 servings.