Place 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each one until chocolate has melted and smooth. Set aside to cool.
Place ricotta, mascarpone, and powdered sugar in large mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer or stand mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in the cooled melted chocolate.
Mix in vanilla, orange zest, cinnamon, and salt until well combined. Stir in remaining mini chocolate chips.
Top with mini chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts and serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
SNAPPY TIPS: I suggest using full fat ricotta and mascarpone cheese to make a thicker creamier dip. If your cheese has any liquid, be sure to drain.SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: Instead of mascarpone, you could substitute cream cheese.
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