Brownie Batter Dip

Certainly, there are few fonder memories I have of baking with my mom than that moment when I got to lick the batter off the spoon or whisk. Who are we kidding, I still do this… and with my own kids. Now we can eat it by the spoonful with this Brownie Batter Dip!

overhead bowl of brownie batter dip topped with mini chocolate chips


 

From chocolate chip cookie dough to brownies, that was the ultimate end to a day of baking. Clearly, I am unafraid of raw flour or raw eggs.

Now I can just make the batter and serve it as a rave dessert dip. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Brownie Batter Dip, sometimes called Chocolate Hummus. This dessert dip recipe doesn’t use raw flour or boxed brownie mix.

Why You’ll Love This Dessert Dip Recipe

Since then, we’ve learned that licking the spoon might not be the safest idea, but who wants to give up that creamy decadence? If you’re like I am, that pre-baked batter is often even more satisfying than the end results of baking.

  • Nostalgic – This edible Brownie Batter Dip recipe brings back all of those sweet memories, without the concerns for safety. Plus, it comes with some interesting ideas for dippers (instead of just using that whisk).
  • High-quality ingredients – Ours uses rich cream cheese instead of greek yogurt or Cool whip, which are fine for body but don’t provide the base you need to get the real brownie batter texture.
  • Quick and easy – It’s perfect for a potluck, or as a sweet snack after work or school and also bridal showers, baby showers or movie nights.
angle shot of a white bowl with swirled brownie batter dip and chocolate chips

Brownie Batter Dip Ingredients

Some say this is a long list of ingredients, but that is only because we do not use brownie mix. This is made from scratch.

  • Cream cheese– full fat cream cheese is perfect for making this decadent dip, but Neufchatel can be used as well. To make the mixture easier to combine, use a whipped version.
  • Unsalted butter – most bakers will tell you that using unsalted butter is always preferable over salted. You can always add salt, but you can’t take it out. Also make sure it is softened to room temperature.
  • Powdered sugar – also known as confectioner’s sugar, this version ensures the smoothest brownie batter dip. Using other forms of sugar can result in a granular texture to the dip.
  • Dutch process cocoa (not straight cocoa powder)– it is important to use Dutch process cocoa because it has been treated to lower the acidity of natural cocoa.
  • Light brown sugar– light brown sugar contains about half of the amount of molasses as dark brown sugar. This makes it ideal for a brownie batter dip that already has sweetness from other ingredients.
  • Whole milk– Just like cream cheese, a full fat dairy option is best to impart a creamy texture, but 2% milk can be substituted if needed.
  • Coffee or espresso– A small amount of brewed coffee can bring out chocolate’s flavor in a baked good, so consider adding your favorite java to this dip.
  • Vanilla extract– many baking recipes list vanilla extract as an ingredient and for good reason. It balances the flavors of the recipe and heightens the taste of the other ingredients.
  • Fine sea salt– sea salt has a slightly stronger taste than typical table salt and also contains trace minerals.
  • Mini semi sweet chocolate chips or mini M&Ms (plus more for topping)– these additions to the brownie batter will help create some texture against the backdrop of the creamy dip.
strawberry dipped into a bowl of brownie batter dip

Variations

While this dip is sinfully good as-is- of course there are ways to customize.

  • Peanut butter – A few favorites include adding a swirl of peanut butter, peanut butter chips or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (try the minis!),
  • Caramel – Chocolate and caramel go hand in hand, so try adding a swirl of caramel sauce to your dip.
  • Add ins – You can totally add mix-ins to add texture like white chocolate chips, mini M&Ms, chopped nuts like peanuts, candied pecans or walnuts.
  • Marshmallow – To add both color and flavor, add in a swirl of marshmallow fluff or even mini marshmallows.
graham cracker dipped into brownie batter dip

How To Make Brownie Batter Dip Recipe

Making this brownie mix dip is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Combine the cream cheese and butter – Using a handheld or countertop mixer, cream together the cream cheese and butter in a large bowl until they reach a whipped consistency. Make sure they are both softened to room temperature, otherwise you run the risk of the dip being a little lumpy. You can also use a stand mixer or food processor.
  2. Add other ingredients to the cream cheese and butter mixture – Add the powdered sugar, cocoa, brown sugar, milk, coffee (if using), vanilla and salt. Mix these in the same bowl until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Mix in the mini chocolate chips or mini M&Ms – By hand, sprinkle in chocolate chips or mini M&M’s by folding into the chocolate dip.

Brownie dip can be served immediately or covered and refrigerated until ready to serve. Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving to let the dip soften.

teddy graham taking a swim in brownie batter dip with chocolate chips

What To Serve With Brownie Batter Dip

While Brownie Batter Dip could easily just be served on a spoon, there are endless possibilities to serve with it. Our favorite dippers include:

  • Graham crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Fresh fruit like strawberries
  • Teddy bear graham crackers
  • Animal crackers
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Mini chocolate chip cookies
dippers for brownie batter dessert dip

Storage and Freezing

How to Store Brownie Batter Dip

Brownie Batter Dip can be made ahead and stored for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Stir well before serving.

Can I Freeze this Dip?

Freezing Brownie Batter Dip is not recommended.

Other Dessert Dip Recipes

An easy dessert dip is one of the best ways to serve dessert. Here are a few of my favorite recipes.

caramel dessert dip topped with toffee bits surrounded by apple slices

Caramel Apple Dip Recipe

5 from 9 votes
Ready in only 10 minutes, this EASY Caramel Apple Dip is the perfect quick dessert recipe for fall! Great for parties and holidays too.
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overhead bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough dip with cookies, strawberries, crackers and pretzels

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

5 from 4 votes
The best no-cook edible chocolate chip cookie dough dip made with cream cheese, brown sugar and mini chocolate chips.
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angle view of layers of smores dip with strawberries and graham crackers

S’mores Dip Recipe

4.67 from 9 votes
This easy S'mores Dip is an easy way to make indoor s'mores without an open flame or camp fire! All you need is 3 ingredients and a hot oven!
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overhead bowl of brownie batter dip topped with mini chocolate chips

Brownie Batter Dip Recipe (No Brownie Mix)

4.60 from 5 votes
If you love licking the beaters, you are going to go bonkers over this brownie batter dip. Edible brownie batter served in a bowl.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cream together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar, cocoa, brown sugar, milk, coffee (if using), vanilla and salt. Mix until fully combined.
  • By hand, fold in the mini chocolate chips or mini M&Ms.
  • Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Remove from the fridge 15 minutes before serving to letting it soften.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or star ratings!

Notes

Dippers: Graham crackers, pretzels, fruit, Teddy bear graham crackers or even mini chocolate chip cookies can be used for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 321 kcal, Carbohydrates: 38 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 19 g, Saturated Fat: 11 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g, Trans Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 43 mg, Sodium: 124 mg, Potassium: 77 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 34 g, Vitamin A: 537 IU, Vitamin C: 1 mg, Calcium: 53 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Calories: 321
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie batter dip, Brownie batter dip recipe, edible brownie batter
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe was super easy to make and yummy! What I liked about the recipe was that there was no box of dry brownie mix. Rich and chocolatey. I added mini M and M’s for addition yum.

  2. 5 stars
    This dip was so delicious that when the kids ran out of dippers, they started eating it with a spoon! And so easy to make!