So…I’m pretty sure that I am not the only one who loves to make brownies because licking the bowl afterwards is the best part. If you are like me and think that brownie batter is delicious than you will love this recipe! I take a few extra steps to ensure that it perfectly safe to eat raw, I started doing this when I was pregnant and have continued to do it to make sure that the brownie mix is food safe for everyone. One of the best parts about this dip is that it is basically delicious with everything. Salty snacks like pretzels taste wonderful in it, sweet honey teddy grahams are my favorite thing to dip in it, but you really cannot beat the refreshing flavor of strawberries dipped into the brownie batter dip.
The ingredients that you will need for this dip are 1 box of your favorite brownie mix, 1 block of softened cream cheese, 1 container of thawed cool whip, 2 tablespoons of milk, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips. You may notice that the brownie mix is spread out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper above. That is because I bake the mix at 350 F degrees for 5 – 10 minutes to help make it safer for eating raw. Raw flour can carry a variety of disease-causing germs. The parchment is great because it makes an easy sling for picking up the mix and dumping it in the bowl later.
To begin making the recipe, you whip your softened cream cheese until it is light and fluffy. I used a hand mixer for this recipe. Then, you mix in the thawed cool whip and make sure both are completely combined. Next, you add in the cooled down brownie mix, milk and salt and whip it all together until there are no streaks of dried brownie batter left in the bowl. Finally, you add 2/3 of the chocolate chips to the bowl and mix to incorporate them. Safe the last 1/3 for topping the dip before you serve it.
You can either chill the dip for later or serve it right away. I prefer it room temperature, but it is really nice to be able to make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you are ready to serve it. I usually let it come up to room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving it. As I mentioned earlier, the sky is the limit when it comes to options for things to dip into the brownie batter dip. Graham crackers are another great choice and I think it would be really interesting on a super hearty and salty potato chip. I hope you give this super simple and easy recipe a shot this summer, you won’t regret it!
Recipe: Brownie Batter Dip
- 1 box of brownie mix
- 1 softened 8 ounce brick of cream cheese
- 1 thawed tub of cool whip or other frozen whipped topping
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the brownie mix out on top of the sheet. Bake the brownie mix for 5-10 minutes. Let the brownie mix cool down before using it in the dip.
- In a large bowl whip the softened cream cheese with a hand mixer until it is light and fluffy. Mix in the thawed cool whip.
- Add the cooled brownie mix, milk and salt. Whip to combine all the ingredients together until no streaks of dried brownie mix remain.
- Add 2/3 of the chocolate chips and mix. Save the last 1/3 for topping the dip.
- Transfer to a serving dish or covered container and chill until ready to serve. Allow to come up to room temperature for 15 minutes before serving if chilled.
- Top the dip with the extra chocolate chips and surround it with fun items to dip in.
Recipe adapted from Oh Sweet Basil