Brownie Batter Dip Recipe
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Brownie Batter Dip Recipe

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I’m all about the sweeter side of dips, and this brownie batter one pretty much fits in with my life’s philosophy: Chocolate makes anything better. Grab some fruit, cookies or salty snacks and start dunking. —Mel Gunnell, Boise, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup M&M's minis, optional
  • Animal crackers, pretzels and/or sliced apples

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without M&M's minis): 117 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in confectioners' sugar, cocoa, milk, brown sugar and vanilla until smooth. If desired, sprinkle with M&M's minis. Serve with dippers of your choice. Yield: 20 servings (2 tablespoons each).
Originally published as Brownie Batter Dip in Simple & Delicious February/March 2015

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thedb User ID: 8932397 254017
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016 Edited Sep. 15, 2016

"I sifted - or whisked to blend - the cocoa powder, powdered sugar a dash of salt, and about 2 tablespoons of flour together, easier to combine without streaks of light and dark, and no problem with graininess. I always substitute plain yogurt for part of the cream cheese in dips, makes it blend better and it's healthier. Use PLAIN, not sweetened vanilla flavored yogurt."

MannaMaker User ID: 618897 244837
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2016

"Why would the flour be a food safety issue? If it is for gluten issues, then the reader can choose whether to make or modify the recipe. Is there any other reason the recipe was modified? And why wouldn't you automatically add a note if the recipe was modified?"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 243995
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"You're correct, we removed the flour from the readers version for food safety reasons.

VLMay you can use Greek yogurt or silken tofu in place of the cream cheese with acceptable results.
Susan Stetzel
Online Community Manager
Taste of Home Magazine"

VLMay User ID: 8548664 243932
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016 Edited Oct. 19, 2016

"Is there something that can be substitute for the cream cheese?"

ADH91 User ID: 6190131 219535
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"This really does taste like brownie batter with a tangy hint of cream cheese flavor. Mine didn't have the same fluffy appearance as the picture, though. Interestingly, when I looked at the author's site, the recipe there included 5 Tbsp flour. Is this a case of the cook "forgetting" an ingredient so that yours doesn't taste as good as hers? HA!"

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