This Cookin’ with Carbo dessert is perfect for the weekend or anytime:
There is nothing better than a warm brownie, until now! Join me around the dipping bowl for a creamy brownie dip that will allow you the same great brownie flavors without having to turn on the oven in the summer. It is like Growing up Carbo, when my mom would let me “lick the beaters” from the mixer. This tasty treat is perfect for your next kids birthday party, or satisfy your girlfriends chocolate craving at the next baby shower!
8 ounces cream cheese, light or regular, softened
4 tablespoons butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons milk
Place the cream cheese and the butter into a bowl and mix with a hand-held mixer. Slowly add the powdered sugar, and continue mixing. Add the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla and milk. Mix until smooth. Add additional powdered sugar or milk if needed, until the desired consistency is reached. It is ready to serve with marshmallows, cookies, wafers or apple slices.
The passion for cooking was inherited through Carbo’s maternal grandmother who inspired Mark T. Carboni (Carbo) to bring joy to friends and family through the act of preparing food and celebrations. Carbo and his partner travel to sample and learn regional and cultural differences in food. The experiences allow him to make new and exciting recipes that can be reproduce in your own home using every day products and equipment in a short amount of time. Carbo provides private cooking lessons, authored his first cookbook and keeps a highly interactive Facebook page that showcases food-talk and fun. www.facebook.com/carbocooks.