Let's talk about couple dining situations. Are you the type that doesn't mind eating off each other's plates and even forks? Or are you the type that, if your partner comes near your food, will stab him or her with the fork? It's these types of intimate situations that need to be made clear right up front if you have any hope of making it as a couple and not ending up in the emergency room with a fork stuck in your hand.
This brownie dip is highly shareable and the recipe makes a good amount so nobody will get short changed. We all really like eating raw cookie dough and brownie batter anyway, right? This recipe has no eggs so no reason to even consider a baked dessert. Just luscious creamy chocolate, flavored with my favorite vanilla paste from Nielsen-Massey, and swirls of sweet cherry that are perfect for dipping...or eating with a spoon! I'm a huge fan of chocolate covered marshmallows and pretzels but you can also serve strawberries, bananas, cookies, etc. There is still the problem of potential double dipping but I'll let you work that out and please stay away from the forks. Enjoy!
Black Forest Brownie Dip
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Ingredients (8 Servings)
- Brownie Dip:
- 8 oz. Cream cheese, at room temperature
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 6 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Bean Paste
- 2 Tablespoons milk or cream
- 1/4 Teaspoon salt
- Cherry Swirl:
- 4 oz. Cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cherry preserves
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- Pinch of salt
To make the brownie dip, add the cream cheese, butter, cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla paste, milk and salt to a bowl. Using a stand or hand mixer, beat until smooth and creamy.
To make the cherry swirl, add the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla paste and salt to a bowl and beat until smooth. Swirl in the cherry preserves but you don't have to fully combine it.
Add the prepared cherry swirl to the brownie dip and gently swirl, using a butter knife. Serve with pretzels, graham crackers, marshmallows and fruit.
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This recipe was sponsored by Nielsen-Massey Vanilla. Thank you for supporting the products I love and use in my kitchen.