Tropical Cheesecake Dip
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Tropical Cheesecake Dip

Servings 3 cups
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts toasted and cooled
  • 2 [8] oz cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large lime juice and zest
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pure rum extract
  • 1 [8] oz crushed pineapple drained reserve juice
  • 1 [10] oz jar maraschino cherries drained and halved
  • 1 [2] oz white chocolate bar grated
  • Suggested dippers: graham crackers vanilla wafers, cubed pound cake, pineapple chunks, strawberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the macadamia nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast for 6-8 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Use a hand mixer and whip together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, lime juice, pineapple juice and flavorings.
  • Fold in the crushed pineapple, maraschino cherries, and lime zest by hand.
  • Add the cooled nuts and shredded white chocolate.
  • Cover and chill completely.
  • Serve with graham crackers, vanilla wafers, fruit or pound cake for dipping.