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Brownie Batter Dip

This brownie batter dip makes my heart sing! It’s so delicious and whips up in absolutely no time at all!

Brownie Batter Dip |

Raise your hand if you’re a bowl licker.

*hands up*

I could eat brownie batter all day long, like it’s my job. And then stay for overtime too.

Brownie Batter Dip |

Brownie Batter Dip |

So obviously, this brownie batter dip (which tastes just like brownie batter, only sans eggs) is one of my favorite treats! It’s awesome for parties and crowds, and always such a hit!

I created this recipe a little over a year ago, and since then I’ve seen it explode on the internet! Some of my blogger friends have even made and posted the dip on their blogs, and it seems to be popular wherever it goes! I definitely consider this recipe as one of Something Swanky’s “greatest hits.” Which means… make it! You’ll love it!

Brownie Batter Dip |

My favorite dippers are pretzels (I love sweet and salty)! But it’s also really good with apples, graham crackers, strawberries, and lots of other yummy dippers!
Also, just a side note– there are so many variations you could create with this recipe! Sub in Nutella or Peanut Butter for the butter! Add M&Ms or Reese’s cups! The sky is the limit!
Brownie Batter Dip


  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 5 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. In a stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese and the butter until smooth.
  2. Add the brown sugar, cocoa powder, flour, vanilla, salt, and 1 tbsp milk. Mix until mostly smooth. (mine stayed a little lumpy until I added all the other ingredients)
  3. Add the powdered sugar and another tablespoon of milk. Beat until smooth. Add another tablespoon of milk if the dip is to thick for your liking, but I usually stop at 2 tablespoons.
  4. Mix in the chocolate chips. Serve with dippers.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until serving. Serves 8-12

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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55 Responses to “Brownie Batter Dip”

  1. Lora posted on January 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm (#)

    OMG Amaaazing!

  2. Sara posted on January 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm (#)

    oh yum! I will be trying this one!

  3. Jocelyn posted on January 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm (#)

    Wow! That is chocolatey goodness for sure!!! Worthy of a good face plant:-)

  4. Kate H.( posted on January 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm (#)


  5. RebekahRose posted on January 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm (#)

    That is a keeper!! :D YUMM!!

  6. The Bowen Family posted on January 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm (#)

    I want to try this.. NOW!

  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on January 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm (#)

    You’re amazing, you know that? You’re not helping my “what do I make for my girls night out ADD” either. :)

  8. Kara at Petals to Picots posted on January 9, 2012 at 9:00 pm (#)

    So, so yummy!

  9. MeganandClaudy posted on January 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm (#)


  10. Ann LeClercq posted on January 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm (#)

    OMG – I’m drooling! I am so going to link back to this post and make these gluten free. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

  11. Vicky posted on January 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm (#)

    Wow, that is just wrong. But right in some way. :-) I am pinning this post. I am a new Twitter follower visiting from Hope Studios. Vicky from Mess For Less

  12. Mynnette posted on January 10, 2012 at 10:16 pm (#)

    My little sisters are having a tea party on MLK day, and so I will have to make this to take and share!!! :) Pinning it!!!

  13. Debbie posted on January 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm (#)

    This. Is. Amazing. Wow! Thanks for posting this. :)

  14. Erin posted on January 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm (#)

    I just don’t know what to say about this. HOLY HECK!!!! This sounds absolutely amazingly delicious!!!

  15. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage posted on January 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm (#)

    I am seriously drooling all over the keyboard!

  16. Erin posted on January 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm (#)

    OMGsh Did I just die and go to heaven? DELICIOUS! I’d love it if you could link these up at my monthly link party.

  17. MrsFoxsSweets posted on January 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm (#)

    You just keeping turning out one delicious sweet after another. YUM! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party! Have a sweet week! :)

  18. jolynccc posted on January 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm (#)

    sounds delightful! =)

  19. Jenny, aka "Jengerbread" posted on January 14, 2012 at 12:37 pm (#)

    Oh, yum!!

  20. Tonia L posted on January 14, 2012 at 6:27 pm (#)

    Creamy…sugary…chocolatly…what more could a girl ask for? My kids have taken brownie mix and added some water and eaten it that way but this looks so much better!

  21. TheCraftBarn posted on January 17, 2012 at 9:22 am (#)

    YUMMY! I posted a link to this recipe on my blog…thru my pinterest board.
    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

  22. Linda @ Linda's Lunacy posted on January 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to make this. I know my family is going to LOVE it.
    I’d love it if you stopped by and shared this recipe in my Making a Home linky. :)

  23. Dip It In Chocolate posted on January 17, 2012 at 6:23 pm (#)

    I have been wanting to make a brownie batter dip for awhile but couldn’t quite wrap my brain around how to do it.

    It’s pretty obvious I don’t need to figure it out, I just need to follow your recipe!! Looks absolutely delish.

  24. Ashley posted on January 24, 2012 at 11:46 pm (#)

    So yummy!! Amazing dip recipes, can’t wait to try them!! =)

  25. raising4princesses posted on January 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm (#)

    I made this! Loved this! Blogged about this and gave credit back here. Just wanted to let you know. Thank so much, Maria

  26. Audra @ Once a Mom Always a Cook posted on February 2, 2012 at 7:07 pm (#)

    Found this recipe on Raising 4 Princess! She gave you original credit :) I made this a few night ago and it is AMAZING!!!! I am posting this recipe on my blog. Thank you for sharing :) I am now your newest follower! I have a cooking blog and would love for you to stop by anytime. Have a wonderful, blessed weekend!

  27. The family posted on March 12, 2012 at 11:37 pm (#)

    oh. my. goodness. Who needs pretzels? I’m just diving in!

  28. Anonymous posted on June 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm (#)

    I’m new here…..what’s AP flour? Thanks in advance for letting me know. WOW!!! Can’t wait to try these new recipes……

  29. Anonymous posted on June 14, 2012 at 10:58 am (#)

    Beside pretzels, what else do you prefer to dip with it? Thanks! I want to bring this to an office party.

    • Something Swanky posted on June 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm (#)

      Oh, it’s good with pretty much anything! But I think strawberries, graham crackers, apples, and ritz crackers (really) are especially good with it. You can also use it as a frosting on cakes, cupcakes, or cookies!

      Hope you like it!!

      PS- when you leave a comment as Anonymous, I don’t really have a way of getting back in touch with you to answer any questions. I just have to leave a comment here and hop you’ll come back to check. If you’ll login with your google id, my responses will get sent to your email!

  30. Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty posted on June 16, 2012 at 3:16 pm (#)

    Just made this (found via pinterest a while ago) and it is SOOOO sinfully good! I am sure it will be a hit at Poker Night tonight!

    • Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty posted on June 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm (#)

      I forgot to add that instead of using cocoa powder I bought the new Philadelphia Indulgence Milk Chocolate Cream Cheese and used 8 oz of that – it was perfect!

  31. Anonymous posted on June 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm (#)

    SO GOOD!! I was fearful I’d eat a ton because it’s delicious. But, it is not too sweet and rich so it filled me up quickly.

  32. MaggieJ posted on August 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm (#)

    I think I love you and your “let’s turn a delightful dessert into an even better dip” ways. Adding this one to a list of items I’m making for a girls weekend this week. Thanks!

  33. Suzanne posted on November 15, 2012 at 8:04 am (#)

    MMM can’t wait to make this for my sister’s baby shower! How many people does it serve?

    • Ashton posted on November 15, 2012 at 9:54 am (#)

      A crowd, easily. And, of course, it depends on how big of servings people take. But I’d say about 10 servings.

  34. Bridget Harker posted on December 30, 2012 at 10:28 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness, I will have to make this for my teenage daughter and her girlfriends!!

  35. Adrienne posted on January 16, 2013 at 2:29 am (#)

    Something is missing in your instructions…brown sugar! I’m sure it’s a great but if you follow as is: it’s tastes like flour and if you add the brown sugar at the end too grainy :(

    • Ashton posted on January 16, 2013 at 7:08 pm (#)

      Thank you! I’ve added it :)

  36. Amanda posted on January 18, 2013 at 7:52 pm (#)

    Made this today and it is awesome!!

  37. Ashley's Cooking Adventures posted on March 25, 2013 at 7:29 am (#)

    I am so excited to make this next week for my play group! Can it be made ahead, like overnight? Thank you!

    • Ashton posted on March 26, 2013 at 9:44 am (#)


  38. Tenns @ New Mama Diaries posted on July 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm (#)

    This brownie batter dip looks sooo delicious! It’s preggo-safe too, so I can indulge.

  39. Maegan @ The BakerMama posted on July 8, 2013 at 10:55 pm (#)

    This looks dangerously delicious! Love the idea of subbing peanut butter for the butter!

  40. Aimee posted on July 11, 2013 at 4:03 pm (#)

    Made a 1/2 batch of this dip today and LOVED it! Thank you for a great recipe.

  41. Meg posted on September 30, 2013 at 2:58 am (#)

    absolutely no need for the butter in this or the cookie dough dip recipe..

    • Ashton posted on October 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm (#)

      There’s no butter in this one– “peanut butter butter” is a typo. It’s just peanut butter :)

    • Meg posted on October 13, 2013 at 3:36 am (#)

      thank you , now peanut butter..sounds much tastier :D

  42. Jenny V posted on January 25, 2014 at 5:15 pm (#)

    I’m unsure of the need for the flour in the dip. What is its purpose? Wouldn’t everything be creamy enough without flour as glue?

    • Ashton posted on January 26, 2014 at 12:55 am (#)

      The flour makes it taste like actual brownie batter– not just a creamy chocolate dip :)

  43. RoseOfShar posted on March 8, 2014 at 5:29 pm (#)

    Just made this. It is sinful but soooooo good. I used nutella rather than butter and left out the brown sugar because I don’t have any. Still delicious. Going to serve it with salted mini pretzels. It is like your mom giving you permission to eat the whole bowl of brownie mix. I can now cancel my counseling sessions and just make/eat this instead.

  44. Stacy Christian posted on February 12, 2015 at 5:22 pm (#)

    I made a double batch of this for my daughter’s sweet 16 party. We had a lot of it left, so I thinned it a bit with milk to make it a spreadable consistency and used it to frost a cake for tonight. Double awesome.

    • Ashton posted on February 16, 2015 at 4:47 pm (#)

      Yum! That sounds amazing!


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