Salsa vs. Dip: Dessert Edition

IMG_0337Want a fresh and tart strawberry salsa with sugared tortilla chips? How about something a little more comforting and nostalgic in the vain of Dunkaroos? Well, try these crowd-pleasers at your next party!

Strawberry Salsa with Sugared Tortilla

IMG_0335Salsa
1 pint strawberries; chopped
1 kiwi; chopped
½ cup pineapple; chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp. sugar

Sugared Tortilla Chips
5 tortilla cut by rows or triangles
¼ cup butter; melted
⅓ cup sugar

Prepare the Salsa: Placed chopped fruit into a medium bowl and stir in lemon juice, lime juice, and sugar.

Prepare Sugared Tortilla Chips: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookies sheets with tin foil and coat with non-stick cooking spray. Lay tortilla pieces in one layer and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 10 minutes. or until golden brown and crispy.

Cookie Dough Dip

IMG_0336½ cup butter
⅓ cup brown sugar
1 pk. 8 oz. cream cheese; softened
½ cup icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and whisk until sugar dissolves and mixture starts to bubble. Set aside to cool, and whisk in vanilla.

Cream together cream cheese and powdered sugar for 60 seconds. With mixer on low speed, add in brown sugar and butter mixture. Mix until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Garnish with additional chopped chocolate. Serve with fruit, cookies, crackers, or pretzels.

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