The easiest, most fun way to eat brownies! This Brownie Batter Dip is loaded with mini chocolate chips and M&Ms – any color will do, but bonus points if they’re repping your favorite team!
Who loves brownies?!? You know I’m totally raising my hand, right?
I don’t think I’ve ever met a soul who didn’t like a big fat square of chocolatey goodness.
Now, how do you feel about turning that brownie into something in which you could dip other treats in?
Do you remember making box brownies when you were a kid? I know I’m not the only one who loved licking the bowl clean after the pan was safe in the oven – getting that sticky, salty chocolate batter all over the spoon, my fingers, my face. Not stopping until there was practically nothing left to wash out of the bowl.
This brownie batter dip is pretty much that right there, minus the mess.
We are firmly planted in the latter half of the year down here in Florida.
Fall lovebugs have come and gone (good riddance,) store displays make it hard to tell if it’s Halloween or Christmas, we’ve got hurricane threats every other week (one heading this way as I type, actually,) and everyone I know in a fantasy league is already acting like Kevin or Ruxin (from The League.)
With all that going on, all I want out of life is an endless glass of wine with no sulfites, a comfy hammock in my (fictionally) cool and shady backyard, puppy cuddles, a good book or two, and for my hubby to cook up amazing, calorie-free dinners every night.
Sadly, that’s not what I’m getting. What do I have? Dozens of bottles of water, plywood nailed to all of my windows, sandbags in front of my doors, candles & flashlights, and plenty of canned tuna and baked beans.
That’s right, folks – The Crumby House is prepped for Hurricane Matthew.
The last big hurricane we had come through Florida was actually 4 of them – back in 2004 when Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne tag-teamed each other and ripped across the state. I was only 20, in college, and still part-time at work. We went through a lot of the same steps Mr. Crumby and I took today, but back then it was all kind of fun and exciting.
Now, as an adult, I actually worry about ripped shingles, downed trees, and flooded streets. I’ve been watching the weather updates like a crazy person.
As the storm passes over Cuba, I’m scrambling to get as much blogging stuff done as I can before out power very likely goes out Thursday or Friday. I suppose it’s one of the pitfalls of living here – constantly being at the mercy of the ocean we’re surrounded by.
It’s a good thing my Jags are on a Bye week. At least the storm won’t mess with their mojo. Or – maybe they need their mojo messed with?
I think what they need is a giant batch of this dip, a bowl of pretzels, and a pint or two of milk to wash it all down with. A little throwback to the good old days…something I could use right now, myself.
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, room temperature
- 1½ cups dry brownie mix
- 3 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
- ½ cup chopped M&M candies, plus more for sprinkling
- With a hand/stand mixer in a medium bowl, beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth, about 2 minutes.
- Add brownie mix ½ cup at a time, beating well between additions. Mix in vanilla and blend until smooth, scraping sides and bottom of bowl if necessary.
- Fold in chocolate chips and M&Ms with a rubber spatula.
- Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with pretzels, apple slices, graham crackers, or anything that needs a good dipping! Enjoy!
Football season is here! In celebration, I’ve joined a group of bloggers from all over the country — all of whom are big football fans! — to bring you football-inspired recipes this season. Last month we shared our favorite tailgating recipes, and now we are sharing more than 60 recipes ideas for celebrating on game day. Click on their links below to join in!
Red Sea Party Punch by Celebrating Family
Bird Gang Sonoran Nachos by Love Bakes Good Cakes
GameDay Cheesecake Bars by Body Rebooted
Healthy Dirty Bird Dip by Dash of Herbs
Purple Potato Salad by The Culinary Compass
Chocolate Blackberry Cheesecake Parfait by Mom’s Messy Miracles
Easy Buffalo Chicken Sliders by Beer Girl Cooks
Quick and Easy Baked Buffalo Chicken Sliders by The Life Jolie
Blackened Steak + Blue Cheese Nachos by Feast + West
Easy Pimiento Cheese Crackers by Family Food on the Table
Chicago-Style Deep Dish Breadsticks by Honey & Birch
Italian Beef by Bread Booze Bacon
Welcome to the Jungle Cocktail by Love & Flour
Bengal Striped Bundt Cake by Foodtastic Mom
Polish Boy Potato Skins by A Mind Full Mom
Sweet and Salty Brownies by The Secret Ingredient Is
Cowboy Cookies by The BakerMama
Cowboy Chili by See Aimee Cook
Green Chili Pulled Pork Poutine by Cake ‘n Knife
Blue and Orange Jello Shot Gummies by Sustaining the Powers
Greek Town Loaded Potato Skins by The Mexitalian
Marbled Scotcharoos by Club Narwhal
Beer Cheese Fondue by Off the Eaten Path
Easy Beer Cheese Soup by Hello Little Home
Chicken Stack Sandwich by Around My Family Table
Bratwurst Sandwiches with Pub Mustard by What A Girl Eats
Game Day Cupcakes by Polka Dotted Blue Jay
Brownie Batter Dip by The Crumby Cupcake
Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes by Two Places at Once
Tomahawk Cooler by Mixplorology
Spicy Jalapeno Popper Cheese Dip with Real Cheese by Simplify, Live, Love
Game Day Snack Tray by Coffee Love Travel
Bacon Mac Cups by West via Midwest
South Beach Punch by 2 Cookin Mamas
Miami Mahi Mahi Sandwich by foodbyjonister
Swedish Meatball Dip with Tater Tot Dunkers by Peanut Blossom
Fruity Dessert Pizza with Peanut Butter Chocolate Glaze by Bucket List Tummy
New England Rum Punch by Order in the Kitchen
Crawfish Etouffee by The Speckled Palate
Cajun Crawfish Fritters with Remoulade Dipping Sauce by For the Love of Food
Reuben Sliders with Homemade Russian Dressing by A Dish of Daily Life
Big Blue Cheese Steak Stromboli by Simple and Savory
Spinach & Artichoke Bites by Lauren’s Kitchen
Herb Pesto Arancini by A Little Gathering
Beluga Lentil Hummus by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Philly Cheesesteak Nachos by And She Cooks
Philly Cheesesteak Cheesecake by Nik Snacks
Game Day Cookie Cups by Me and My Pink Mixer
Primanti Style Sliders by Macheesmo
Pineapple Salsa by Living Well Kitchen
Tex Mex Cream Cheese Wontons with Bacon by Shaws Simple Swaps
Blue Cheese Blitz Dip by Cafe Terra
Chicken Adobo Fries by Brunch-n-Bites
Game Day Candy Bark by Life’s Ambrosia
Chicken Teriyaki Pizza by Loves Food, Loves to Eat
High Seas Sour Cherry Slush by Lizzy is Dizzy
Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs by Casa de Crews
Avery Williamson American Cake by Loaves & Dishes
Game Day Sriracha-Honey Nut Mix by An Oregon Cottage
Double-Stuffed Potato Skins by A Simpler Grace
Red Skin Potato Chili Nachos by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
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