Brownie Batter Dip
By Debi Manfre
A luscious dip that tastes just like brownie batter!
8 oz cream cheese, light or regular, softened to room temperature
1/4 cup softened butter
2 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2-4 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pretzels, strawberries, graham crackers, animal crackers, etc. for dipping
In a large bowl with a handheld electric mixer or in the bowl of an electric stand mixer, whip together the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar. Mix well.
Add the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix until fluffy and smooth. Add additional powdered sugar and/or milk, if needed, until desired consistency is reached. The dip should be soft enough to easily dip a pretzel in without breaking it, but not so soft that it spreads out instead of holding its shape. The texture should be like a slightly stiff whip cream.
Put the dip in a decorative bowl. Put the bowl on a platter and place dipping items around the bowl.