Our girls love My Little Pony and ever since they saw the episode about Chimi Cherry or Cherry Changa – they wanted to make some. I decided I would surprise the girls with these as a treat on Cinco de Mayo. I first did a trial run with some friends at an early Cinco de Mayo party using a portion of the filling as Cherry Changa Dip.

In my mind I was thinking instead of straight cherry pie filling, a lightly sweetened cheese base would be a good compliment. I saw a few cherry cheesecake dip recipes online, but most of them had marshmallow fluff/creme in them. Personally, I’m not a fan of fluff so I substituted some Cool Whip into the recipe instead.

Chimi Cherry Dip / Cherry Changa Dip

To round out the Cherry Changa experience, I served the dip with homemade cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips. Next post, I turn this filling into Cherry Changas!

So what do you prefer? ChimiCherry or CherryChanga? Who’s your favorite pony? I love Rainbow Dash!

It may not look appetizing, but the colors are really pretty!

Cherry Changa Dip

Cherry Changa Dip with Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Chips
 
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Sweet and fluffy cherry dip
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Recipe type: American
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 8+
Ingredients
Cherry Changa Dip
  • 1 pkg cream cheese (8 oz)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar (can use less if pie filling is sweet)
  • ¼ cup Cool Whip
  • Zest of one Lemon
  • Splash of Milk
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 can cherry pie filling (I had a large can and didn't use all of it)
Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Chips
  • 4 – 8″ plain Tortillas
  • Canola spray
  • 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon-Sugar mixture
  • Two baking sheets
Instructions
Cherry Changa Dip
  1. In food processor mix zest, cool whip, milk, cream cheese, vanilla, cinnamon and powdered sugar.
  2. Pulse a few spoonfuls of whole cherries and liquid filing from pie filling – to your liking. (Chunky or smooth)
  3. Spread in serving dish and top with whole cherries from pie filling.
Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Chips
  1. Pre-heat oven to broil, LOW.
  2. Make four cuts into the tortillas to divide into eight triangles
  3. Place tortillas on baking sheet
  4. Lightly spray with canola oil
  5. Sprinkle tortilla triangles with cinnamon sugar
  6. Bake in oven at a low broil for 5-10 minutes until lightly browned.
  7. Cool and serve.

 Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Chips

 

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