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Brownie Batter Dip

I’m all about the sweeter side of dips, and this brownie-batter variety 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
    2-1/2 cups


  • 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
  • M&M's minis, optional
  • Animal crackers, pretzels and/or sliced apples


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 117 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • krk729
    Sep 12, 2020

    Very good. Used pretzel snaps. I’ll omit the brown sugar next time, I didn’t feel it was necessary.

  • Allison
    Jul 13, 2020

    This is a great dip! My favorite thing to dip in it? Strawberries, hands down. Graham crackers are also a good choice. I think it tastes best if you let the flavors blend together for a few hours or overnight.

  • Bianca
    Jul 12, 2018

    its only 5 minutes

  • Angel182009
    Nov 17, 2017

    This was delicious. My family really likes it topped with M and M's.

  • kbabe819
    Jul 5, 2017

    Crowd loved it. Definitely needs to meld several hours for best flavor.

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Jan 5, 2017

    This is a great dip that truly tastes like brownie batter. I discovered that it set up better after being in the refrigerator overnight. We had it with pretzels and enjoyed the flavor combination. For anyone wondering about flour safety visit

  • thedb
    Sep 12, 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.

  • gina.kapfhamer
    Jul 12, 2016

    No comment left

  • sstetzel
    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 StetzelOnline Community ManagerTaste of Home Magazine

  • VLMay
    Feb 16, 2016

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