"What should I make for the party? Dessert or dip?"
My delighted response:
"Whatever you want!"
This is what he made to take to our friends' Super Bowl party. I never would have thought this list of ingredients would end up tasting as yummy as it did. Throughout the party, I saw kids scooping from the bowl, but there was still a bit left at the end of the evening. It's not something I'd make on a regular basis -- it's not exactly light and healthy -- but it's something different and easy for a party with kids in attendance.
Brownie Batter Dip
Adapted from Chef in Training
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2-3 cups powdered sugar
5 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
5 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. milk
Mini chocolate chips, for garnish
Dippers: Nilla wafers, graham crackers, pretzels
In a stand mixer, whisk together the cream cheese and the butter. Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, and 1 Tablespoon milk. Add the flour, cocoa powder, vanilla, brown sugar, and 1 more Tablespoon of milk if needed. Whisk until all smooth. Add remaining powdered sugar and milk alternately until dip reaches your desired consistency.
Serve with dippers of your choice, such as Nilla wafers, graham crackers and pretzels. Feeds a lot of hungry party goers!
A version of this post also appears in my blog on Flavors of Rochester.