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Treat yourself and your loved ones with a bowl of brownie batter dip! This rich, chocolatey, whipped bowl of dessert heaven is prepared in minutes with just a handful of ingredients!
Grab your favorite dippers, (I like fresh fruit and cookies) and let’s go!
Step by step photos and instructions below!
Everyone’s favorite part of baking homemade brownies is licking the bowl, am I right? This brownie batter dip recipe not only makes it okay to do exactly that, but it makes it so that you can scoop up so much more than just the scraps!
If you’re looking for permission to lick the entire bowl of here it is!
This rich, smooth chocolatey bowl of brownie batter dip is an easy no-bake dessert dip, snack, or party dip and made with just 4 ingredients.
A dessert recipe that you can throw together in minutes so it’s great for last-minute guests, out-of-the-blue sweet cravings, and a quick and easy contribution to potlucks, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties or family movie night. Grab a variety of dippers to suit everyone!
When you have a package of brownie mix but no desire to wait for brownies to bake, just whip up a batch of edible brownie dip instead! It is the answer to your chocolate dessert loving prayers!
Unlike eating raw brownie batter, this chocolate dip uses heat treated brownie mix and no raw eggs but tastes just like brownie batter without the worry of getting ill.
If you are into easy dessert dip recipes, you’ll love my chocolate chip cookie dough dip, too!
Why you’ll love this easy no-bake dessert:
- This dip is easy to make. It is rich and indulgent, yet whipped, light, and great with all kinds of dippers.
- Made with just 4 ingredients. All the ingredients are easily found in your local stores if you don’t already have them in your kitchen.
- A chocolate brownie lover’s dream. It has all the tasty flavor of brownies in the form of a fun and delightful dip!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you do. It is an important step to take even before you begin. Brownie mix contains raw flour, so it’s important to kill any possible salmonella or bacteria. See below for instructions on how to do this in under 5 minutes.
The culprit is usually not mixing your cream cheese well enough which can happen if it’s not soft enough to begin with. You may also notice lumps in the brownie mix, which can be eliminated by sifting it or whisking the mix very well.
Sure you can. Keep it covered and stored in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it. Then, bring it to room temperature and stir it.
Unfortunately, no! This isn’t a proper brownie recipe as it doesn’t include eggs or oil. If you want brownies, you’ll need a whole new package of the mix and follow the directions on the box.
Nope! I don’t recommend freezing. Just store leftovers in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap. or in a container.
Heat Treating Brownie Mix: A Safety Must
Raw flour in brownie mix can harbor foodborne pathogens like E. coli and salmonella. Safeguard yourself by heat treating the brownie mix to eliminate any potential threats!
Simply microwave the brownie mix in a bowl for 90 seconds, whisking every 15 seconds. Or, spread it on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 5 minutes. A small step for a safer, scrumptious treat!
What to serve with Brownie Batter Dip
You can’t go wrong with fresh fruit, berries, and cookies. Use this dip as part of a dessert board and have an assortment laid out for everyone to pick from!
- Fruit. Strawberries, mango, grapes, pineapple, honeydew, cantaloupe, apples, and pears.
- Your favorite cookies. Graham crackers, Oreos, shortbread, sugar cookies, vanilla wafers, chocolate chip cookies, animal crackers, ginger snaps, you name it!
- Salty snacks. Pretzels, pretzel chips, or pita chips!
I have included step by step photos and instructions, as well as tips and tricks in the post. If you’d rather skip all that, scoot right on down to the full recipe card located at the bottom of the post.
What to do with leftovers
Keep any leftovers covered in an airtight container for 4 days. Just be sure you’re not saving anything that’s been double-dipped into. Because, ew.
In a pinch, you can use whipped cream instead of Cool Whip (or whipped topping). It just won’t stabilize as well and may cause your whipped dip to deflate, but it will still taste great.
Add some fun mix-ins! Swap the mini chocolate chips with peanut butter chips, mini marshmallows, Oreo cookie chunks, M&Ms, or mini Reese’s cups.
Can you freeze brownie dip?
Nope! Just store leftovers in the fridge.
The full list of ingredients and quantities is found in the printable recipe card below.
- Box of brownie mix. Whatever brownie mix you have will work. You’re using just the dry powder (made of flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder) and you’re not using any additional ingredients listed on the box, nor are you making brownie batter with it. You can use homemade brownie mix, but you’ll still heat treat it so it is safe to eat raw.
- Cream cheese. Bring the cream cheese to room temperature at least 30 minutes before. You want it warm enough to whip easily and to blend without leaving lumps behind. You can use reduced fat, or full-fat cream cheese
- Whipped topping, such as Cool Whip Thaw it overnight as it does come frozen. You can also thaw it on the counter for about 1 hour. This gives the dip a lighter whipped consistency but also helps to stabilize it. You can use homemade whipped cream, but it will not be as fluffy.
- Chocolate chips. Semi-sweet, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, etc. I like both the regular and mini chocolate chips. You can also use the mini reese’s pieces if you want a peanut butter alternative.
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How to make Brownie Batter Dip
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The full list of ingredients, quantities and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
Heat treat the brownie mix (see recipe card or notes box), thaw the Cool Whip, and bring the cream cheese to room temperature.
All of this is done in advance.
- Make the base
In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it’s smooth and creamy.
Gradually incorporate the dry brownie mix into the cream cheese, continuing to beat until well combined.
- Add whipped topping and chocolate chips
Carefully fold in the thawed whipped topping, ensuring the mixture is even in consistency.
Add the amount of chocolate chips you desire. Fold them into the mixture so they’re evenly distributed.
- Test for taste and texture
Do a little taste test! Add a splash of milk or cream if you find the dip too thick.
Mix in powdered sugar, a little at a time, if you want it a bit sweeter.
Transfer the dip to a serving bowl, add a few extra chocolate chips if desired to the top. Grab your platter and add your cookies, graham crackers, fruit or pretzel thins.
More delicious chocolate recipes:
- Bailey’s chocolate mousse. Creamy, decadent, and loaded with chocolate flavor with a shot of Bailey’s Irish cream!
- Triple chocolate cookies. Calling all chocolate lovers, here is a cookie just for you!
- Brownie waffles. Ooey gooey chocolatey and delicious! Enjoy your brownie waffles with a scoop of ice cream on top.
Brownie Batter Dip
- 1 box brownie mix (around 18-20 oz of your favorite brownie mix (just the dry mix))
- 8 oz cream cheese (softened (see notes))
- 8 oz Cool Whip (also known as whipped topping, thawed (see notes))
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or dark – more or less depending on your preference)
Heat Treat the Brownie Mix
- Microwave the brownie mix in a bowl for 90 seconds, whisking every 15 seconds. Or, spread it on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 5 minutes.
- Thaw the cool whip.
- Remove the cream cheese from the refrigerator and allow it to soften at room temperature.
Make the base
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it’s smooth and creamy.
- Gradually incorporate the dry brownie mix into the cream cheese, continuing to beat until well combined.
Add Cool Whip
- Carefully fold in the thawed Cool Whip, ensuring the mixture is even in consistency.
Fold in Chocolate Chips
- Add the chocolate chips (using more or less depending on your preference) folding them into the mixture so they’re evenly distributed.
- Check for consistency and taste
- If you find the dip to be too thick, add a splash of milk or cream to achieve your desired consistency.
- If you want the dip to be sweeter, mix in some powdered sugar a little at a time, tasting as you go until you reach your desired level of sweetness.
- While this dip can be eaten right away, chilling it in the refrigerator for an hour or more will allow the flavors to meld and will give the dip a firmer texture.
- Pair the dip with your preferred dippers like pretzels, strawberries, graham crackers, vanilla wafers.
Softening Cream Cheese: This usually takes about 30-60 minutes at room temperature.
Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.