This dessert dip will be your new go-to recipe when you need a quick appetizer or dessert for a party or potluck! Bonus: brownie batter dip is easy to make!
Easy Brownie Batter Dessert Dip
Our girls have started cooking more and more, and while I love it I also want to make sure that it always stays fun and not merely a means to eat. We found this darling new cookbook by Aimee from Like Mother Like Daughter called 50 Fixes for Brownie Mixes and knew it would be just perfect for Friday movie nights.
One of the most important things we want to teach our children is that family matters. We spend time together, we talk about silly stuff, real stuff and future stuff.
A good friend once told me that her mother taught her that her siblings were her best friends and if ever it became clear that siblings weren’t being nice to each other or constantly wanting to be with friends and not family then they had a few days where it was sister time and they could only play with each other. What a lovely idea! To this day they are all the best of friends and that’s something to admire.
We now choose to do the same. In fact, our girls have been having sister dates. I take them somewhere and just sit back and watch them choose ice cream together or whatever.
I’m getting off topic, this brownie cookbook was a great chance for our girls to spend time together doing something fun. They can choose to cook from the cookbook whenever they want as long as it’s together. It’s so fun trying their new creations and this last weekend it was brownie batter dip. This chocolate dip is so good!!
The whole cookbook is loaded with beautiful pictures, easy recipes, and it’s all thanks to brownies — Cade’s Achilles heal. 😉 So maybe this Christmas do the same for your kids and just see what happens when they start making memories and yummy food together.
Brownie Batter Dessert Dip Ingredients
Whether you’re on the hunt for easy Valentine’s Day dessert recipes, easy party desserts, or simply want a snack for your family movie night, this creamy brownie batter dip is a must!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this chocolate dessert dip:
- Cream cheese
- Cool Whip
- Boxed brownie mix
- Mini chocolate chips
How to Make Brownie Batter Dessert Dip
This truly is such an easy dessert dip recipe! Exact instructions and measurements are included in the recipe card below, but here’s a brief explanation of how we make this brownie batter dip:
- Cream the softened cream cheese until smooth.
- Mix in the Cool Whip.
- Add the brownie mix and milk.
- Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Serve with your favorite snacks!
What to Serve with Brownie Batter Dessert Dip
One of the things I love most about this easy chocolate dessert is that it pairs well with pretty much anything! A few of our favorite things to dip into this easy holiday dessert recipe are:
- Pretzels or pretzel chips
- Cinnamon sugar pita chips
- Fresh fruit (strawberries, banana, and apple slices)
- Cookies (store-bought or homemade)
- Nilla wafers
- Graham crackers
Can I Prep Brownie Dessert Dip in Advance?
Yes! This easy party dessert can be made up to one day in advance. You’ll want to wrap it with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.
Can I Freeze Brownie Batter Dessert Dip?
No, I don’t recommend freezing this chocolate dip. The cream cheese will break down in the freezer and the dip would change texture once thawed.
Is There a Cool Whip Substitute I Can Use?
We’ve only ever made this brownie batter dip recipe as written, so I can’t say for sure. You may be able to use homemade whipped cream in place of the Cool Whip. Please let me know if you try this method!
Tips for Making Brownie Batter Dessert Dip
For the richest, creamiest chocolate dip, you’ll want to use full-fat cream cheese that comes in a brick. The cream cheese also needs to come to room temperature before making this easy holiday dessert, otherwise the dip won’t whip up correctly.
You may be tempted to leave out those mini chocolate chips, but do not do it!!! They take the recipe from good to amazing. It breaks up the flavor and I found myself digging for them.
Lastly, note that you’ll be adding the boxed brownie mix to the chocolate dessert dip as a dry ingredient. Do NOT add the oil, eggs, or water that the box calls for! Just dump the mix straight from the box into the dip.
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Luscious Brownie Batter Dip
- 8 ounce Package Cream Cheese, , softened
- 8 ounces Cool Whip
- 18 ounce Box Brownie Mix, , dry
- 2 Tablespoons Milk
- 1 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
- Graham Crackers
- Chopped Fruit
- In a large bowl, using a handheld mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
- Mix in the Cool Whip until smooth.
- Add in the dry brownie mix and milk.
- Mix until smooth and fold in chocolate chips, reserving a few for the garnish.
- Serve immediately or wrap the bowl in saran wrap and store in the fridge up to one day ahead.
- This brownie batter dip will last up to 4 days in the fridge, but is best enjoyed within 24 hours of making it.
I made this amazing, yummylicious dip for my family one night. I beat the cream cheese, then added the coconut milk and brownie mix together, in small amounts, until all mixed together. I used Ghirardelli double chocolate brownie mix with chocolate chips and it saved me having to add choc chips. Then I folded in coco whip (coconut milk whipped topping) and served with graham crackers. It was heavenly and my family practically inhaled it. Lol. This is definitely a new favorite in our house. Thanks for sharing.😊
Love to hear this!! Thank you so much Theresa!
This looks great! Any idea how much it comes out to in cups with one recipe (10 servings)? Trying to figure out if I need to double it.
Hi Ali! It ends up being around 4 cups.
Just made this yummy dip to take to a family birthday celebration. Always a favorite, served with fresh strawberries.
Isn’t it so dreamy?! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Is there any issue with the flour in the brownie mix not being cooked in this recipe? In regards to food poisoning? I really want to make this, but don’t want anyone to get I’ll from it.
Hi Kathleen! We have never had an issue with that as it’s so rare, but if you are worried about it, you can bake the dry brownie mix at 180 degrees for 40 minutes beforehand. Enjoy!
I made this with my boyfriend a little while ago, and it was heavenly. I’m going to make it again, but I was wondering, do you have to use cool whip? I was going to make homemade whipped cream to add into the dip. Would that still work?
Yes, it will work, but it won’t hold it’s thickness for long. It would work better if you used stabilized whipped cream. https://ohsweetbasil.com/how-to-make-stabilized-whipped-cream-recipe/
So glad you enjoyed it!
I made it and it was the most loved dish at our “dip day” at work, I mean I was sharing the recipe with everyone !! I’m making this again tonight!
You’ve made my day Kristina! And now you’ve also made me crave this dip! It’s irresistible!
How long will this recipe keep in the refrigerator? This is the first time to make it.
Hi Barbara! It will last 3-4 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Hello, this recipe looks fantastic! I’m going to try it this weekend but I have a couple quick questions.
You’re supposed to mix the cream cheese and the cool whip together with the hand mixer prior to adding the brownie mix, right? Normally, I would mix the brownie mix and the cream cheese together and then fold in the cool whip so it doesn’t lose its fluff. Is there a sciencey or textural reason for mixing in the cool whip with the hand mixer?
Also, I currently only have heavy whipping cream and almond milk in the house. Rather than buying milk for just 2 Tbsp, could I use one of those other alternatives?
I have found that Cool Whip holds up just fine with a hand mixer, but you could use the hand mixer just on the cream cheese and then fold in the Cool Whip. The cream cheese just needs some heavy beating to smooth out. You would use either the heavy cream or the almond milk! Almond milk would be healthier but heavy cream would be my choice! Same measurement for either!
Can you freeze the brownie dip? Just wondering if it will separate when thawed.
Hi Kristi! I wouldn’t recommend it. The cream cheese will break down and separate when it thaws.
We made the brownie dip for our housewarming party this weekend and loved it! We are happy that we had leftovers for the Super Bowl this weekend too. Such a good and easy recipe. We shared the recipe on our blog too!
Oh yay! So glad to hear that and thanks for the kind comment!
You are just killing the dessert game over here, girl! This dip looks SO good- it’s bound to be a hit at the next family party! Yum!
aimee @ like mother like daughter
This dip looks perfect and your pictures remind me how much I love it! Thanks for helping with the cookbook review, and I’m so glad your girls could help you in the kitchen with this fun recipe!