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Brownie Batter Dip

on January 27, 2016

January was my month to host book club and we read “The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild” by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence. It’s a great book about the author’s life on a wildlife preserve in south Africa.


Since we’re just coming off the holidays, and with all the sweets we’ve been enjoying, I decided that we needed something a little less – um – flour-ish. I mean, you have to have SOMETHING sweet at book club, but I was just a little tired of Christmas cookies. This Brownie Batter Dip that I found at fit the bill. You can find the original recipe here. It’s chocolatey and sweet, but not TOO sweet.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Brownie Batter Dip

Beat together until light and fluffy:

8 ounce block of cream cheese, at room temperature

1/4 cup butter, at room temperature

Slowly add and mix until creamy:

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2-3 Tablespoons milk


5 Tablespoons flour

5 Tablespoons cocoa powder

2 Tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat until creamy and smooth.

You can add another tablespoon of milk if you want it creamier.

Serve with strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels, or small cookies – whatever you want to dip in it!


This dip is sweet and chocolatey and “plenty sweet”, but not TOO sweet.


Here are our dippers: strawberries, pretzels, marshmallows, and animal crackers.


The animal crackers included elephants, of course.


I highly recommend this dip – it’s really good. My husband and son usually come in after book club and put a dent in the leftovers and they didn’t have any problem finishing up this dip. Try it at your next book club or gathering!


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