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Brownie Batter Dip for Fruit

No bake, silky smooth dark chocolate Brownie Batter Dip paired with an assortment of fresh fruits, is the perfect crowd pleaser or dessert treat for two. Made from a box of dark brownie mix, cool whip, cream cheese and semi sweet chocolate chips, this recipe couldn’t be any easier.

Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE chocolate! This chocolate sauce tastes just like chocolate fudge brownie mix, but even better, because it doesn’t contain any raw eggs, so binge away!

My goal here was to make a rich, deep chocolate dipping sauce and using a “dark” chocolate brownie mix with semi-sweet chocolate chips and I did just that.

Cream cheese and cool whip ensure that this sauce produces the smooth, silky texture that you see. The chocolate brownie fudge sauce is thick, so you can bet it will stick to anything you dip. I think the best part is, since the cool whip and cream cheese make it light, you can literally eat more of it before feeling full.

Nothing pairs better with chocolate than strawberries, but honestly, any fruit such as pineapples, bananas, cantaloupe, or blueberries would be divine!  Here, I used some graham crackers and pretzels. Beware, when you bite into the graham cracker coated with the brownie dip, you will surely think-smores!

Brownie Batter Dip Ingredients

Brownie mix: Find “dark chocolate” or “devil’s food” as it holds more chocolate flavor when the cream cheese and whip cream is added. Be sure to microwave it to kill harmful e-coli bacteria.

Cream Cheese: Use the block, not the whipped. Bring to room temperature or heat a few seconds in microwave.

Butter: If you use unsalted add a small dash of salt. If you use salted butter omit salt.

Vanilla extract: Vanilla enhances other flavors and adds an extra layer of depth to the flavor, so this is an important ingredient in this recipe.

Chocolate chips: I like to use the semi-sweet, it still stands out when the whip cream and cream cheese is added.

Brownie Batter Dip Instructions

  1. Sterilize brownie mix in microwave bowl.
  2. Cream butter and vanilla
  3. Mix in cream cheese
  4. Blend in cool whip
  5. Stir in brownie mix
  6. Fold in chocolate chips
  7. Refrigerate until ready to use
  8. Drizzle top with chocolate sauce when serving
  9. Serve with fruit, pretzels, crackers, or cookies.

Chocolate Brownie Fudge Dip Variations

Chocolate: You could try other flavors of chocolate chips such as peanut butter or mint.

Cake mix: Get creative and use a strawberry cake mix instead of brownie mix.

Fruits: Blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, bananas, pineapple, blackberries, peaches, kiwi, pears, or raspberries set out by themselves or on toothpicks are the perfect dipping partners.

Cookies: Besides graham crackers, cookies such as a butter, shortbread and biscoff pair well. For the holidays try gingerbread cookies. Cut up pieces of an angle food or pound cake.

Salty: Dip pretzels, or potato chips for a sweet/salty delight.

Toppings: I like offer lots of choices when I do a fun dip. Not only can you vary that with what you dip, but also with what you sprinkle on top!

Depending on how you like to entertain, you can have larger salt shakers with some of the sprinkles in or you can use small bowls with spoons. Let your occasion, season, or holiday dictate the color or type of your sprinkle/toppings. Pastels or white chocolate at Easter, red sprinkles or crushed candle canes at Christmas or Valentine’s Day, etc.  Here are some other great ideas for additional toppings:

  1. Graham cracker crumbs
  2. Mini chocolate chips (any flavor)
  3. Shaved white chocolate
  4. Chopped peanut butter cups
  5. Shaved coconut
  6. Crushed Oreo cookies
  7. Sprinkles or jimmies (any color)
  8. Chopped nuts like walnuts, pecans, almonds, pistachios, cashews
  9. Finely crushed candy cane
  10. Granola
  11. Crushed candy canes
  12. Oats
  13. Carmel sauce
  14. White or dark chocolate syrup glaze drizzled on top

Making Skinny Low Fat Low Carb Brownie Batter Dip

  1. Search for a low fat, keto, or sugar free, brownie mix. If you can’t find them in your local grocery store, there are plenty of options to shop for online.
  2. Switch to a sugar-free cool whipped topping or better yet, make your own.
  3. Use a low-fat cream cheese.
  4. Stick to serving with fresh fruit instead of crackers, pretzels, or cookies.
  5. Nix the additional toppings!

Reader Questions and Tips

How do I prepare my fruit for dipping?  Prepare your fruit by thoroughly washing and drying it. While it’s important to bring fruit to room temperature when dipping into traditional chocolate sauces, you don’t need to with this brownie batter dip due to the lightness. I found; however, it is a much more enjoyable experience to have your fruit at or near room temperature.

Why am I microwaving dry cake mix? It’s could make you sick if you eat eggs in raw batter, but they have discovered the flour can harbor harmful e coli bacteria that it picked up during processing. We can skip this step when we are using flour in a recipe that gets sterilized with the heat from the baking or cooking process.  

How long will this keep? Cover well and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Can I freeze this?  I do not recommend freezing the brownie dip.

Chocolate dip with strawberries and graham crackers.

Brownie Batter Dip for Fruit

No bake, silky smooth dark chocolate Brownie Batter Dip paired with an assortment of fresh fruits is the perfect crowd pleaser, or dessert treat for two in this case.  Made from a box of dark brownie mix, cool whip, cream cheese and semi sweet chocolate chips, this recipe couldn’t be any easier.
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Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate dip, cream cheese, light
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Sharon Knott

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce dark chocolate brownie mix (you will only be using a portion of the box)
  • 3 ounce cream cheese (in the brick form)
  • tablespoon butter (salted or unsalted-room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cool whip (whipped topping in container)
  • tablespoon milk
  • 1 dash salt (optional if you use salted butter)
  • cup chocolate chips (tiny size-semi sweet)

Instructions

  • Sterilize brownie mix in microwave bowl for 1 minute.
  • Cream butter and vanilla.
  • Beat in cream cheese, mixing well.
  • Blend in cool whip, milk, and salt until creamy.
  • Mix in brownie mix.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Drizzle top with chocolate sauce before serving, if desired.
  • Serve with fruit, pretzels, crackers, marshmallows, or cookies.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 317IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

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