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The Descendants Hawaiian Cheesecake Dip

Are you a movie fan who also loves snacking? Get your movie night party off to a great start with this tasty Descendants Hawaiian dip.

The dip is named after the 2011 American comedy drama film which was directed by Alexander Payne, featuring George Clooney. (yum for both the dip and the star.)

This delicious dip has fast become one of my favorite easy appetizers for any type of party.

The Descendants Hawaiian Dip, brings the flavor of the islands to your party.

Both pineapple and coconut are traditional Hawaiian favorites. Add in some almonds, cream cheese and cranberries and you have dip that is perfect for a re-watch of this great movie.

Pineapple and coconut

Treat Your Party Guests to the Descendants Hawaiian Dip.

If you are looking for 30 minute meals or a dip that is ready in no time at all, this recipe will be one that you’ll try again and again!

This dip has a cheesecake like texture and the pineapples will make you think that you are one of the descendants!

I have adapted the original recipe that I found on Food it Forward with my own version.  My recipe still has the delightful combination of pineapple, coconut and cream cheese with my own twist for variety.

I have added some dried cranberries and chopped almonds and also lightened down the dip a bit by using 1/3 reduced fat cream cheese. (affiliate link)

The end result is a sweet and decadent dip that will have you thinking you are one of the descendants of the Hawaiian family sharing your own family recipe!

Cream cheese is the perfect base for this dip. It is so versatile and can be used in everything from cheese balls to savory dishes.

This dip could not be easier to make.  Just bring the cream cheese to room temperature and place all of the ingredients, except for the nuts in a food processor and blend.

Descendants Hawaiian dip

Then place in the fridge for 30 minutes and serve with your favorite crackers, or pita bread. Fruit and veggies also go very well with this delicious dip.Descendants Hawaiian Dip

Garnish with some chopped nuts and enjoy! Have a fun movie night!

If you would like a reminder of this recipe later, just pin this image to one of your appetizer boards in Pinterest.This descendants Hawaiian dip is the perfect choice for watching the rerun of the popular movie. It is filled with all coconut, pineapple and cream cheese and so tasty.

Yield: 8

The Descendants Hawaiian Dip

The Descendants Hawaiian Dip
Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups sweetened coconut
  • 2/3 cups fresh pineapple pieces
  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp of chopped almonds


  • Let the cream cheese come to room temperature. Place all of the ingredients, except for the chopped almonds, in a food processor and blend until smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with your favorite cracker or pita chip.
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