This past Saturday there was a party and as always I was trying to find something new to bring. I knew there would be a lot of food, but I hadn’t heard of anyone bringing anything sweet so when I saw the Brownie Batter Dip recipe I got super excited. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and as the night went on it became interesting to see what new and odd items were dipped into the brownie batter dip.
I didn’t have time to take any pictures of it, but below is the recipe and where I got it from.
Brownie Batter Dip from Mel’s Kitchen cafe
8 ounces cream cheese, light or regular, softened to room temperature
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, softened to room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar, plus more for a stiffer consistency, if needed
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, graham crackers, animal crackers, apples for dipping
In a large bowl with a handheld electric mixer or in the bowl of an electric stand mixer, whip together the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar. Mix well. Add the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla and 2 tablespoons milk. Mix until fluffy and smooth. Add additional powdered sugar and/or milk, if needed, until desired consistency is reached. The dip should be soft enough to easily dip a pretzel in (without breaking the pretzel!) but not so soft that it spreads out instead of holding it’s shape in a fluffy cloud of brownie batter goodness. Garnish with chocolate chips, if desired.
Mel’s kitchen cafe seems to have some great sweets on it, so if you have time you should stop by.