Recipe of the Month

Brownie Batter

February recipe of the month


Brownie Batter Dip

Ingredients:

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

¼ cup butter, softened

2 cups confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)

1/3 cup baking cocoa

¼ cup 2% milk (I used whole milk)

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup M&M minis, optional animal crackers, pretzels and/or sliced apples

Directions:

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar), baking cocoa, milk, brown sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. If desired, sprinkle with M&M’s minis. Serve with animal crackers, pretzels and/or sliced apples.

Cook’s Comments from my Daughter, Heather:

I decided to make this because Valentines’ day is coming up, this dip goes great with pretzels, apples, and strawberries. We all know that almost everybody loves chocolate covered strawberries. Well now you can just buy the strawberries and make this dip to go with the strawberries. While making this dip I found it a little bit messy to make with the butter and cream cheese. I used a hand mixer to mix all the ingredients. When I mixed the butter and cream cheese it started splattering everywhere. It was such a mess. What the recipe doesn’t say is that you should add the dry ingredients one at a time and slowly only a little bit at a time. I did not do it this way, so all my dry ingredients went flying everywhere on my counter top. Once I got all the dry ingredients mixed in it started to look good until I started to put it in to a container and I noticed that at the bottom of my mixing bowl there was cream cheese and butter stuck to the bottom. I realized that I never ran my hand mixer on the bottom of the mixing bowl because everything was flying everywhere. So just a heads up if you have a hand mixer, this will more than likely get messy, unless you have a paper plate then you could poke holes in the paper plate where the beaters would go and that would prevent everything from flying everywhere.