Brownie Batter Dip

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Um, hello. Brownie Batter Dip? Where has this been my entire life?

I’m all about the sweeter side of dips, and this brownie batter dip pretty much fits in with my life’s philosophy: chocolate makes anything better. Including dip.

Seconds to whip together, this dip is perfect on anything from pretzels to strawberries, animal crackers to apples. Served with fruit of some kind, it’s justifiable for an afternoon snack. Eaten with just a spoon (who me?) and it just might replace my current favorite coping skill (ahem, shoving handfuls of chocolate chips in my face while hiding in the pantry).

I’m off to drown my sleep-deprived-thanks-to-baby soul in brownie batter dip and I’m very much looking forward to it.

Brownie Batter Dip

One Year Ago: Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars
Two Years Ago: Blueberry Cheesecake Pie
Three Years Ago: Blueberry Pecan French Toast

Brownie Batter Dip

Brownie Batter Dip


  • 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


  1. 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.

Recipe Source: as seen on Pinterest, adapted from Something Swanky

74 Responses to Brownie Batter Dip

  1. Tanya says:

    I have moved my chocolate chips out of the kitchen for your aforementioned habit. : ) lol

  2. Serena says:

    This is fabulous! It’s always a hit, whenever I make it! The only problem I’ve had, with all the times I’ve made it, is that it’s a little too irresistible. πŸ˜‰

  3. Jean says:

    Taste of Home posted this recipe today and underneath there are two comments on an ingredient left out. I came here and the flour is left out on Taste of Home. Is this intentional? Sometimes recipes are tweaked and would like to try this. Thank you, Jean

  4. Shannon says:

    I just made this and I’m skipping the pretzel and graham cracker vehicles and just using my finger! No sense in adding calories right? I think using your finger makes it diet! Ha ha ha!!! It’s delicious! And it would make a fabulous icing for cakes or cupcakes!

  5. Yvonne says:

    how can this be made gluten free would gluten free flour make this taste funny or can the flour be left out?

  6. Brandy says:

    I make this ALOT. It is sooo yummy, however I’m on vacation and had a craving for it. So, I bought everything to make it, all the store had was Hershey brand of cocoa powder. I followed the directions accordingly and now it’s too chocolatey. What Can I Do To Fix it?

  7. Meg says:

    I made this for a work party and everyone loved it! So good with pretzels! Thank you!

  8. Lindsey says:

    I am new to Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, but I am already loving it. This is the 3rd recipes I’ve tried and they have all been delicious. This dip is yummy! Thank you!

  9. Christine says:

    How much does the recipe make? 1 cup? 2 cups? Trying to figure our the number of servings so I can calculate the WW points!

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  11. Val says:

    This was a great dip…took it to a cook out and everyone loved it…we had strawberries and pretzels with it…thanks!

  12. Megan Russell says:

    This dips yummy. Should try wit lil brownie bites or chocolate chip cookies bomb

  13. Lauren says:

    Oh my goodness this looks soooo yummy! I wonder how this would taste as a brownie topping? Maybe too much of a brownie overload but I’ll definitley try! My sister was seriously drooling at this on Pinterest!

  14. Liz says:

    This was amazing. I couldn’t help but eat it by the spoonful. My kids and I tried it with pretzels, graham crackers, bananas, apples and Oreos yum!! The Oreos were insanely good!! The next day my toddler went to get some apples and he HAD to have this dip with it!! He was actually crying for it!!! Thanks for another great recipe…are you ever going to come out with a cookbook? I love your recipes!

  15. Heidy A says:

    Made this for a party this weekend……YUM! It was a huge hit and I sent some new fans your way!!!

  16. Darcee says:

    This is yummy as is, but with a chopped Symphony bar (blue) in it, it is to die for. Thanks for the great recipe.

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  18. Kate says:

    I even added two tablespoons of melted semisweet and milk choc to the recipe. Made it super rich and chocolatey!

  19. Andrea says:

    Wow, this tastes exactly like brownie batter! I took it to a NYE get together and it was a hit! I like it best with pretzels…love the sweet & salty combo!
    Thanks : )

  20. Jill says:

    My husband bought a big container of peanut butter filled pretzel bites from Costo. As we were trying them, he said, “These are good, but they need some chocolate.” I’d been wanting to try this dip, so I knew just what to do. It was a great combo.

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  22. Amycado says:

    I made this yesterday for a baby shower. It was a huge hit and many diets were happily forsaken as they kept going back for more. Add that it was quick and easy to make and we have a perfect score here ladies and gentlemen! Pardon me while I file this in the keeper section. πŸ˜€

  23. NickyGiGi says:

    I wish I had found this recipe in enough time to get the ingredients tonight! Can’t wait to try this – looks ymmy!!!

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  25. Nicole Peck says:

    Holy cow! That sounds heavenly! I’m so totally trying this out.

  26. Brooke says:

    You were not kidding! This was fantastic and I did eat it with a spoon:) And, my boys, they loved everything about it!

  27. Jen says:

    Yummy! I’ve been making a similar recipe for the past few years and it’s probably one of my most requested recipes! We often eat the first half of the recipe as is then customize the leftovers. Some of our favorites mix ins are chocolate chips, marshmallows and nuts, andes candy pieces, peanut butter chips or marshmallow creme and chopped Hershey pieces served with graham crackers! It’s such a versatile dip!

  28. grace says:

    cream cheese comes in handy for a lot of things, doesn’t it! what a tempting and decadent dip!

  29. Kelly says:

    Nice recipe. I love a simple brownie recipe which is easy for the kids πŸ™‚
    I also like the below brownie recipe.

    Thanks for sharing,

  30. Reyna says:

    I’ve had this pinned to try for awhile–I’m so glad I had a real, reliable source telling me it’s worth my time. I made it last night and here’s the biggest problem: I feel like anything I use as a dipper is not nearly as tasty or effective as just eating this by the spoonful. See my dilemma?! The only other thing worth using as a dipper are my fingers. Or just sticking my entire face in the bowl. That could work, too.

  31. Mel says:

    Tiffany – it might make the texture a tiny bit grainy but I’d go ahead and use it if it is your preference.

    Rachel – I refrigerated this before and after serving and then we ate the leftovers cold. It is slightly less malleable out of the fridge, obviously, but if left at room temperature for 10-15 minutes, I think it serves great!

  32. Rachel says:

    Did you serve right away or put in the fridge prior to serving? If you put it in the fridge, does it keep the its smoothness? Fluffy?

  33. Tiffany says:

    Will using low fat cream cheese alter the texture of this adversely?

  34. Emilee says:

    made this for a luncheon after my baby’s blessing and it was a HUGE hit–strawberries were my fav

  35. adrienne says:

    Where has this been all my life? Here I have been eating lame chocolate chips when I could be indulging on this!

  36. Marcy says:

    I just made this for desert tonight and I can’t stop eating it by the spoonful. So creamy, smooth and delicious! I’m sure it will be a hit for everybody giving it a try tonight. πŸ˜€

  37. Ashley says:

    What – this looks insane! Totally what I’m craving at 9pm while watching the Olympics. Printing off now!

  38. Paula B. says:

    Cheering Team U.S.A. on and dipping pretzels in this dip right now, yummy (and thanks)!

  39. teresa says:

    my husband, who would literally die for a pan of brownies, would LOVE this!

  40. Mel says:

    Judy and Tamera – I don’t think the dip has an uncooked flour taste. I think the flour helps give it an authentic brownie batter taste.

  41. This looks amazing. I loved cookie dough dip, so I’m pretty sure I would love brownie batter dip. Way to go Mel πŸ™‚

  42. Tamera Case says:

    I was wondering about the uncooked flour, too. Looks yummy!

  43. Judy P says:

    I was freaked by the virus pop up. My family has been fooled by those before with devastating results. I actually didn’t connect it with your site but thought it was an “outside” attack. Anyway, happy it is resolved.

    My question is, doesn’t the uncooked flour taste like just that? Raw flour? Usually one cooks flour in a sauce or whatever before adding to ingredients, especially in something sweet. None of the others who have commented seem to be bothered by this.

  44. Hollie says:

    I made this yesterday when I first saw it… it is fantastic!! I almost doubled the recipe thinking that it wouldn’t make that much, but a little goes a long way. I’ll have to keep all the ingredients around in the pantry… #4 will be here in about 2 weeks, and I’ll need a full supply of choclate in the house to keep me going! Thanks for another great recipe!

  45. carrian says:

    I HAVE to stop reading your blog at the wrong times. It’s late, and now I’m starving. I pretty much need this dip. Yup. I need it.

  46. Dee says:

    SO GLAD you got the website fixed. My anti virus provider just kept sending me messages that they had blocked a virus. OH my, I was afraid I had lost you.
    This dip sounds very interesting — THANKS!

  47. Stacy K says:

    Mel – My first thought when I saw the picture was “Oh my gosh, you’re killing me!” I am trying to lose the last 15lb from having my baby, but he just turned 5 mo today and I don’t seem any closer than when he was 1 mo old! Everything in moderation though, right? This recipe looks awesome though – can’t wait to bring it to the next family get-together this weekend!

  48. Mel says:

    Amy W – it will probably keep as long as the individual components would. I can’t give a for sure but a safe bet would be to judge by the expiration date on the other ingredients.

  49. Amy, lover of salsa says:

    Made this tonight in prep for an office party by the lake tomorrow. SO delicious with pretzels! The sweet and salty combo just hits the spot. Will be serving with strawberries and pineapple tomorrow. Thanks for another pantry stand-by, Mel! πŸ™‚

  50. Jen T says:

    Hello, yum! We have back-to-school parties coming up, and this will be perfect for the menu! Thanks!

  51. Joanna H. says:

    So relieved that you got your pop-up issue resolved. I wasn’t sure what to do if I couldn’t come to your site…..about 1/4 of my recipes in rotation come from your great site and I look forward to all of your new posts. This one, as usual, looks yum! πŸ™‚

  52. Tauna says:

    I am so glad I am not the only person eating handfuls of chocolate chips in the pantry!

  53. Jen says:

    This looks so good! I love dips and think I’ll have to try this one this weekend! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  54. Lorie says:

    Seriously! You’re killing my diet Mel. I think I gained a pound just looking at the picture.

  55. Amy W says:

    Silly question I know ( as if there would be leftovers) but how long does it keep in the fridge?

  56. This is a dangerous recipe. If I make it, I know it will become a popular request in the house! I think I will! πŸ™‚

  57. Kim in MD says:

    I’m SO glad you got that virus issue resolved, Mel! All seems fine with your blog today. Are you kidding me with this brownie batter dip? Oh my gosh…I could dive into that bowl with a spoon! πŸ˜‰ That said, I will make this and try to be good and dip pretzels and fruit in it…I’m thinking bananas, apples and strawberries. I hope you start getting some sleep soon! πŸ™‚

  58. Katrina says:

    That looks delicious! I think I’ll make it for a BBQ on Thursday.

  59. Annie says:

    Oh this looks amazing. Can’t wait to make it!! I have twin boys that are about a week older than your little Camryn… Not a lot of sleep happening here either! πŸ™‚

  60. Adrienne says:

    This looks divine! I am totally with you on the sleep deprived thing (teething baby= up 10+ times every night) Would it be bad if I ate this for breakfast???

  61. Elaine says:

    This looks so good! Pinning it and trying this weekend πŸ™‚

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