Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Dip

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Right up there with Saturday morning cartoons and roller-skating parties, Little Debbie cakes were an unforgettable piece of our youthful bliss. The iconic cake is forever branded into our memories.

A Trip down Memory Lane

In the grand panorama of snack foods, none quite conjure the same sweet scent of nostalgia as Little Debbie cakes do. Remember rushing home from school to find a box of Swiss Rolls, Oatmeal Creme Pies, or Nutty Buddy bars waiting in the pantry? Each bite was pure joy, sending sugary delight straight to our budding tastebuds.

New Traditions with Old Favorites

However, growing up doesn’t mean we have to leave our cherished mementos behind. In fact, it gives us the opportunity to breathe new life into them. Just as we’ve grown, so too can our favorite snacks. This holiday season, let’s reinvent our beloved Little Debbie cakes into something delightful – a festive dip that would make even Santa’s taste buds dance!

This Little Debbie dessert dip embodies the joyous spirit of the holidays and is sure to bring out the child in everyone. Just like our favorite childhood treats, this recipe is uncomplicated, scrumptious, and downright fun.

What are Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes? 

They’re these tasty little snacks made with yellow cake and coated with a silky smooth white frosting! They’re colored with a bit of red frosting and green sprinkles for a fantastically festive look.

They come in a chocolate flavor, too – you can use those if you want!

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

The two snack cakes are incredibly similar, to be sure – from the cream filling to the yellow cake, it’s hard to tell the difference between them!

The biggest difference is the fudge icing included in the Zebra cake. Other than that, the cake layer in the Christmas snack is a tad thinner. 

 Can I use other Little Debbie snacks to make this dessert dip recipe? 

Absolutely! As we touched on above, you can use Zebra cakes to make an identical dip that you can serve year-round. That’s what makes this Little Debbie Christmas Tree Dip the best. It’s a festive dip for the holiday season, but it doesn’t have to be! 

A Charming Nostalgia Trip

Feasting on a dish that combines both past and present can be an incredibly comforting experience. As you dunk your graham cracker into this luscious dessert dip, let the familiar flavors transport you back to simpler times. So, why not share the nostalgia this holiday season?

We’re adults now, but inside us resides the heart of that kid who just wanted to enjoy Little Debbie’s cakes. Give in to the charm of the old days and savor every bite of your reinvented Little Debbie cake dip. Happy Holidays!

(Remember – moderation is key. Enjoy your treats responsibly, and don’t forget to share!)

Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cake Dip

Enjoy this fluffy dessert dip. It’s sure to become your favorite holiday snack cake dip! This is seriously perfect for a holiday movie night and is the perfect addition or the most wonderful time of the year. 
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Course dips
Cuisine American


  • 1 box of Little Debbie’s Christmas Tree Cakes 5 Cakes
  • 8- oz package cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 8- oz. tub whipped topping cool whip or similar brands
  • red and green sprinkles


  • Unwrap and chop the Christmas Tree Cakes into small pieces.
  • Combine cakes with milk, cream cheese, and vanilla extract using a hand mixer, stand mixer, or food processor. Mix until as smooth as possible.
  • Fold in the whipped topping.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Add sprinkles at serving time so they don’t dissolve.
  • Display in bowl or serving platter and serve with sides for dipping.
  • Store any leftovers in a covered container and refrigerate.



Recipe credit to Little Debbie.
Keyword appetizer, holiday dip, little debbie christmas tree cakes
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