Jan 2013
Brownie Batter Dip

Brownie Batter Dip

Say it with me know. Brownie. Batter. Dip. As in, a perfectly acceptable reason to eat brownie batter, without worrying about eating raw eggs. It’s sweet, but not too sweet, silky and chocolate-y, and seriously tastes just like brownie batter. It’s uh-mazing. Serve it with strawberries, pretzels, vanilla wafers, marshmallows, animal crackers and/or apples. Or, just grab a spoon. I won’t judge. :)

Brownie Batter Dip
Serves: 8-10 servings

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Ingredients:
8 ounces cream cheese, light or regular, softened
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons cocoa powder, regular or Dutch-process
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-4 tablespoons milk
Chocolate chips for garnish (optional)

Pretzels, strawberries, marshmallows, graham crackers, animal crackers, or apples for dipping

Directions:
Using an electric mixer, whip the cream cheese and butter together until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar and mix well.  Add the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla and 2 tablespoons milk. Mix until smooth.

Add additional powdered sugar or milk if needed, until the desired consistency is reached. You want the dip to be soft enough to easily dip a pretzel without breaking it, but stiff enough to hold its shape and not be runny.

Garnish with chocolate chips, if desired.

Source: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

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67 Responses to Brownie Batter Dip

  1. This sounds amazing! And I love all your dippers you paired it with too!!

  2. Heide M. says:

    This dip looks so good. I could eat the whole bowl.

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  4. Chris K says:

    I cannot wait to try this, it looks & sounds amazing!!! TFS!

  5. Erika says:

    Planning a babyshower and I think this will be perfect! Even funnier because I have that exact serving dish!

  6. Sunni Dae says:

    I just wanted to say that I fixed this dip for the first time for my sisters baby shower yesterday and it was an absolute hit! Thank you for posting! New follower of your blog!

  7. Kelsi says:

    This didn’t turn out for me. :( It tasted mostly like cream cheese with a little chocolate, so I kept mixing more chocolate, powdered sugar, milk, etc. in. It never ended up tasting like brownie batter dip, but it was an ok chocolate dip for fruit and cookies. I won’t be making it again though.

    • Alicia says:

      I felt that it tasted a little too much cream cheese the day I made it as well. I refrigerated it over night and the next day it tasted like chocolate and could not tastes the cream cheese. It was good either way tho!

  8. Audra says:

    So yummy! Just made it for a Super Bowl party and it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Looks great. How long would it keep for if I made it in advance?

  10. V says:

    MmmMmmm good! To make us feel a little better, we got 100 calorie snack packs to dip i the dip! :-)

  11. Kori says:

    This looks SO GOOD! I’m making a test batch this weekend. Then, if it turns out okay, I’m going to take it to a work potluck on Monday. :)

  12. Meghan says:

    Umm… YUMMMMM!! I could probably eat at least half of the bowl by myself. I agree that it is really cream-cheesy, but I do love cream cheese. I wonder if neufchatel or a lighter cream cheese would taste different (I’ve never sat down and eaten straight off the block before…). That being said, I don’t care what kind of cream cheese I have, I would make this again in a jiffy!!

  13. Jennifer says:

    Could soy or almond milk be used as a substitute for the regular milk?

  14. vickie says:

    sounds awesome and it’s something different —which I am always looking for…. thanks for posting I will be hosting bunko and will be making it then :)

  15. Rachel says:

    We were sooo excited to make this! While it was very good, I did have to alter it a little bit because it was a little too “cream cheesey” tasting for us. We added some chocolate syrup and more cocoa powder. Don’t get me wrong, this was very good and very easy, just a little too cream cheese tasting for our tastes, we would have liked a little more brownie batter/chocolate taste… any suggestions? We did use 2% milk and fat free cream cheese.

    • Chrissy says:

      Hmm, I’m not entirely sure, but perhaps try some chocolate pudding mix in it?

      • Rachel says:

        I was thinking of adding chocolate pudding. I did add chocolate syrup and a little more cocoa powder than out called for but everyone loved it, some people didn’t.even dip anything in it just ate it with a spoon! Like I said, it was really good just a little more cream cheese flavor than I’d like. Will try it with pudding!

  16. Robin says:

    Just made this tonight for a party and it was a huge hit! My friends demolished the bowl, but luckily there was a bit left for me to bring back home :)

  17. Jenny says:

    Could you use less cream cheese and not mess up the dish? If so, how low on the amount would be ideal? This looks REALLY tasty though. :)

    • Chrissy says:

      I’m not sure, you could try replacing some of the cream cheese with yogurt or even cool whip. You need something to replace the “creaminess”

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Oh my word – what a perfect thing to bring to a potluck with friends. I honestly cannot imagine not loving this!!

  19. Liza says:

    I made this for easter and omg… It is beyond tasty!! I served it with graham crackers, pineapple chunks, strawberries and marshmallows…. Some people made smores with the graham crackers and marshmallows… Soooooo yummy!

  20. Courtney says:

    Love the serving dish with the separate compartments! Where is it from?

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  22. Gretchen Patterson says:

    Where can I get that bowl?

  23. Cathy P says:

    I just made this and it is yummy! To make it taste less cream cheesy, I added Nutella. Now it tastes really fudgy! (is that even a word?)

  24. april says:

    Have you made this the night before serving or always the day of? Wondering if it will be good if I make it in advance..thanks!

    • Rachel says:

      You could make it the night before and of course keep in the refrigerator. I actually think its best to make it before as the flavors “blend” over time, so before you add other ingredients to it(as I did because it wasn’t chocolaty enough for me, but I LOVE chocolate) it’s good to let it sit and then taste it again.

  25. Jenn says:

    This stuff is amazing! I made it for our friends and we all devoured it! I did think it was a tiny bit heavy on the cream cheese taste at first (that tangy taste) so I spooned in a little extra powdered sugar. That’s all it needed to take the tangy taste away and make it a little sweeter like brownie batter. This stuff is delish! I will be making it a LOT more!

  26. Kristina says:

    I added another tbsp or so of cocoa powder and that helped with the cream cheese taste… can’t wait to see how my bible study group likes it.

  27. Lori says:

    Loved it! It turned out perfect. I might try to make 1/2 a batch next time, I ended up eating all the leftovers – my waistline does NOT thank you :)

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  29. Krista says:

    I was ready to make this until I read that there is raw flour in it. Doesn’t this concern anyone? What’s it there for anyways? A thickener?

  30. Can buttermilk be used if there is no other option?

  31. Vanessa says:

    I brought this to a gathering last night and it was a huge hit! Thanks for sharing. This will be in my repertoire of things to entertain with!

  32. keely says:

    i am not a person that can adjust recipes.. I don’t have that skill. I read your comments and most mentioned that the cream cheese taste is strong. My husband hates cream cheese so this wouldn’t be a great recipe for him, but i do. What exact measurements would you change to use less cream cheese and what would you use and how much of that would you add? Thanks! I cant wait to make it!

    • Chrissy says:

      It’s hard to say, but you could always just add a little more powdered sugar until you like the taste. If it gets too thick, add a splash of milk. Or, I suppose you could use 4 ounces of cream cheese and maybe 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt or cool-whip to make it less “cream cheese” taste. Good luck, and enjoy!

    • Jenn K says:

      I would recommend that you make it exactly as is and then simply add a tablespoon of powdered sugar at a time until it is the right blend of cream cheese and sweet that you both like.

  33. Michelle says:

    Just wondering how much dry brownie mix you would use if you wanted to make it easier and just use the brownie mix out of a box? Thanks! Can’t wait to try this!

    • Chrissy says:

      Hmm, hard to say. I would omit the flour and cocoa in place of the brownie mix, so that’s at least 10 tablespoons. You could probably swap 1 cup of the powdered sugar for brownie mix as well. It’s a pretty forgiving recipe, so you can always add more sugar or brownie mix if it needs to be sweeter or more chocolate-y. (Is that a word? :) ) If you try it, let me know!

  34. Kelli says:

    It would probably work with the philly chocolate cream cheese.

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  36. kim says:

    Big hit at my son’s second birthday party. Thank you!

  37. lisa says:

    Hi. If I make this the night before today ? How do I get it smooth and creamy for tomorrow ?

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  39. Jillian says:

    I found this on Pinterest and made it early this morning for girls night tonight. When I first tasted it this morning, it was very cream cheesy (which is OK by me), but after sitting in the fridge all day, the flavors melded and it tastes EXACTLY like brownie batter! I had divided the batch – some for tonight for us and some for my husband and son. They annihilated their bowl already. Not sure the girls’ bowl will make it out the door!

  40. rae says:

    I was just wondering if you know how long this can last without it being refrigerated? looks yummy!

  41. Rachelle Elias says:

    I just finished making this for my daughter’s 3rd birthday party and it is already so good without it even being chilled that I want to hide in a corner and eat the entire bowl myself before my guests arrive. So delicious! Thank you for sharing!!!!

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