A creamy brownie batter cheesecake shaped into a heart for Valentine's Day! An easy brownie batter that starts with a boxed brownie mix that's covered in festive red, pink, and white sprinkles for Valentine's Day. This brownie batter cheesecake heart is so good that you may just eat it with a spoon! Perfect for a party, family get together, or as a fun dessert after dinner on Valentine's Day.
This past weekend was so insanely busy! I used to roll my eyes at moms who said they spend their entire afternoons and weekends in the car taking and picking up their kids from different activities. How can little kids have that many activities going on?! Well, this last Saturday that was literally my life. I am now that mom! We had a basketball game, 2 birthday parties, an all day cub scout pinewood derby, grocery shopping, preparing for our Super Bowl party, and cleaning the house. It was so busy! I am not used to that. I am normally very chill and just a homebody 🙂
Oh, and just as the cherry on top of the weekend..... I spilled an entire bowl of searing hot pork juice (from the slow cooker) all over the kitchen! The floors, the walls, counter, inside cabinets, all over me (I have a nice burn on my stomach to prove it). It literally went everywhere! I was draining the juice and was trying to add it back into the slow cooker to keep the meat moist, and the bowl slipped out of my wet hands.
But we made it and we all survived. The poor blog was neglected which was so sad because I am beyond excited to share this brownie batter cheesecake heart sweet dip with you all. It's a simple cheesecake mixture (no eggs!) that tastes just like brownie batter thanks to the boxed brownie mix! It's a sweet dip that is perfect for a party, or a fun Valentine's Day dessert.
We loved the chocolate graham cracker sticks dipped in this. I mean is there such a thing as too much chocolate? Nope. No there is not 🙂 You could always use pretzels, apples, fruits, cookies, and basically anything else that you think would be delish as a dipper for this.
Go ahead and just skip the dipper and use a spoon! Trust me you'll want to because this dip is insanely delicious!
This does need to be made ahead of time because you have to mix up the batter and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours. Then you shape it into a heart. It's much easier to shape into a heart once it's cold and comes together more. You can cover the heart with any Valentine's sprinkles that you want. I found these cute pink, red, and white hearts at the grocery store and they worked really well.
If you want to serve a cute dessert for Valentine's Day then make several small hearts so that each person gets their own personal cheesecake heart dip. We always do a restaurant at home on Valentine's Day and these are a hit for the dessert menu.
Brownie batter cheesecake sweet dip that is shaped into a heart and covered in festive sprinkles. Perfect for a sweet Valentine's Day dessert!
- 1 package (8 oz) full-fat cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate fudge brownie mix, dry mix
- 3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup red, pink, white Valentine sprinkles
- In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter room until completely smooth & combined.
- Add in the vanilla extract. Blend together.
- Add the powdered sugar and dry brownie mix and beat until smooth. Dough will be thick and that's ok.
- Stir in 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips.
- Spread out plastic wrap on the counter and dump the dough onto it. Form into somewhat of a ball and wrap completely in the plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 3 hours.
- Unwrap the cheesecake ball and put onto your serving plate. Form into a heart shape. Cover the heart (top and sides) in the sprinkles and press down gently to help the sprinkles stick to the heart.
- You can either serve right away or I like to place it in the fridge (covered) for about an hour or so before serving.
- Serve with dippers of your choice. Fruit, cookies, graham cracker sticks, pretzels, etc.
Low-fat cream cheese is too watery and won't hold together well. Use full-fat, regular cream cheese.
DO NOT prepare the brownie mix. Just measure the dry brownie mix straight from the box.
1/2 cup sprinkles is equal to about 2 of the smaller, standard size sprinkle jars in the baking aisle.
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