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Brownie Batter Dip

If you love easy desserts and all things chocolate, this brownie batter dip is about to become your new dessert obsession!

brownie batter dip in a white bowl with two shortbread cookies and a platter of a variety of cookies in the background

If you’ve ever found yourself sneaking a taste of brownie batter, this recipe is your dream come true. Made with cream cheese, cocoa powder, and just the right touch of sweetness, this no-bake dip comes together in minutes and is absolutely foolproof. Perfect for any gathering, or just a night at home with your favorite movie, this dip is versatile, delicious, and, best of all, totally scoopable. Get your dippers ready!

Why You’ll Love This Brownie Batter Dip Recipe

  • Super easy. Seriously, this no-fuss, no-bake dessert dip recipe is incredibly easy and quick to whip up, making it a perfect last-minute treat for any occasion.
  • Made from scratch. Leave the boxed brownie mix behind with this quick, simple recipe!
  • Rich chocolate flavor. Imagine all the gooey, chocolatey goodness of your favorite brownies, but in a creamy dip form. This brownie batter dip delivers a decadent taste that’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.
  • Crowd-pleaser. Its shareable nature makes it a crowd-pleaser at gatherings. Whether it’s a game night, a birthday party, or just a casual hangout, everyone will be dipping into the fun.
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overhead view of ingredients for brownie batter dip

What You’ll Need

See the recipe card below for the full recipe, including ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  • Confectioners’ sugar – Also labeled as powdered sugar
  • Unsalted butter – Let this soften before mixing.
  • Cocoa powder – Use a good quality unsweetened natural cocoa powder.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Cream cheese – Use full-fat cream cheese that comes in blocks, not the whipped kind.
  • Milk – I prefer whole milk here, but any milk you have should work.
  • Mini chocolate chips – These are optional but highly recommended for extra chocolate flavor. See the variations section below for some other mix-in ideas.
a bowl of brownie batter dip surrounded by various dippers on a wooden board

How to Make Brownie Batter Dip

  • Start mixing. Beat the confectioners’ sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Mix in the cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt, followed by the cream cheese.
  • Finish mixing. Add the milk gradually until the dip is the desired consistency.
  • Add chocolate chips. Fold them gently into the dip, saving some for garnish if you like.
  • Serve. Place the dip in a serving bowl and serve with an assortment of dippers.
overhead view of brownie batter dip and various dippers on a round wooden board

Tips for Success

  • Soften the butter and cream cheese. Let these come to room temperature so they’ll mix more smoothly and evenly.
  • Adjust the consistency. By varying the amount of milk you add, you can easily control the thickness of your dip. Keep in mind that your dip will also thicken a bit when chilled.
  • Have fun! This is such a fun dessert to plate and serve. Set up a DIY dessert station with a variety of your favorite dippers. Let your imagination run wild! See below for some of my favorites.


A really simple way to add a twist to this recipe is to use a substitute for the chocolate chips. You can use chopped nuts, mini M&Ms, peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, mini peanut butter cups, Reese’s Pieces, or another favorite.

a wooden board with a bowl of brownie batter dip and an assortment of cookies, berries, and pretzels for dipping

Serving Suggestions

  • Fresh fruit – Strawberries and apple slices are perfect dippers for this brownie dip!
  • Cookies – Crisp cookies like shortbread, vanilla wafers, graham crackers, chocolate chip cookies, animal crackers, and waffle cookies
  • Pretzels – For a sweet and salty combo
  • Cinnamon-sugar pita chips – For a bit of crunch and spice
  • Marshmallows – Soft, pillowy marshmallows are great for dipping!
  • Brownie bites – For those of you who believe chocolate goes best with even more chocolate
a shortbread cookie being dipped into a bowl of brownie batter dip

How to Store

Place your brownie batter dip in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. It should keep up to 5 days. Let it sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes to soften before serving.

Can Brownie Batter Dip Be Frozen?

You can freeze this dessert dip, although the texture may be a bit grainy after thawing. Place in an airtight, freezer-safe container. Add a layer of plastic wrap directly on top of the dip before sealing. Properly stored, it should keep up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator, and stir before serving.

overhead view of a bowl of brownie batter dip with various cookies, pretzels, and fruit surrounding the bowl

Brownie Batter Dip

Yield 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Made with simple ingredients, this lusciously creamy brownie batter dip whips up in minutes and is ideal for dipping everything from fruit to cookies.

a bowl of brownie batter dip surrounded by various dippers on a wooden board


  • 1 cup (110g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (21g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons (44 to 59ml) milk
  • 1/3 cup (57g) mini chocolate chips


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together the confectioners' sugar and softened butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt to the butter mixture. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add the cream cheese, and beat until smooth and creamy.
  4. Gradually add the milk, a little at a time, until the dip is the desired consistency. (You may need slightly more or less milk depending on how thick you want the dip to be.)
  5. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  6. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and garnish with additional chocolate chips if desired.

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