Sunday, June 2, 2013

Healthy Chocolate PB Cookie Dough Dip

 

For this month's Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned to Sawsan's blog, Chef in Disguise.  Her blog is filled with lots of amazing middle-eastern recipes to give you a delicious taste of that side of the globe.

I was all set to make her Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies.  But, then, I saw her recipe for Healthy Cookie Dough Dip and, well, everything changed.  I'm very big on healthy eating, but, as you all know, I also have a major sweet tooth.  Definitely not easy to balance the two.  So, when I saw this recipe, I was thrilled - what a way to have your cake and eat it too!

 

Sawsan made hers using white beans and date puree.  I didn't have any date puree, but her recipe said that honey or some other sweetener could be used, so I tried it with the honey first.  Unfortunately, once I added the honey, the dip became way too liquidy, almost like soup.  I'm not sure what went wrong, but I decided to try again. 

By this time, I didn't have another can of white beans to use, but I did have black beans so I went with that.  To prevent the problem of too much liquid, I used brown sugar in place of the honey.  Then, because chocolate goes so well with black beans (think black bean brownies), I threw in some cocoa powder.  Finally, I added some peanut butter.


The result was absolutely delicious, chocolatey peanut buttery goodness that you wouldn't believe.  Would I know that I'm eating beans?  Nope.  I seriously didn't even need anything to dip into it.  I grabbed a spoon and dug right in.

 

Thanks Sawsan for your awesome recipe. 

Healthy Chocolate Cookie Dough Dip

1 can black beans (rinsed and drained very well)
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. brown sugar
5-6 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2 c. peanut butter
chocolate chips (optional)

Add all ingredients (except for chocolate chips) to your food processor and blend until very smooth.  Then, mix in the chocolate chips.




24 comments:

  1. Yum! Sounds perfect to try a healthy chocolate treat! You rock.

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  2. Wow! The black beans make it slightly less guilty, right? Love it.

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  3. Um yeah, I have to think about this one real hard. YEAH! Sounds delicious!

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  4. Sounds delicious and chocolate and healthy in the same title is a huge draw for me!

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry Paradise Mango Curried Shrimp.

    Lisa~~

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  5. Lisa - I'm so curious to give this a try. Black beans probably work so well with the chocolate - great idea!

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  6. I love dips, but I never tried a sweet one! Knowing you can have a sweet dip might be lifechanging for me!

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  7. Yum! What a great healthy recipe! :-D

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  8. Hello Lisa

    It is wonderful that we got each other's blogs. I really enjoyed going through your recipes and I will be making many of them for sure
    Really glad you enjoyed the dip, I love your chocolate version.
    As for the white beans and honey, I used home cooked beans and those are thicker in consistency and I added the oat flour so that may have made it thicker. I updated my post with the tip that to balance the honey reduce the milk and add the oatflour and with a link to your wonderful chocolate versin :)

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  9. Wow, I would never have thought to put black beans with a sweet dip - very interesting.

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  10. I never would have put those ingredients together but I'm really excited about trying this! Great choice for a recipe :)

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  11. Great idea! Love the idea of a healthy chocolate dip - perfect SRC pick :-)

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  12. Wow, this is totally blowing my mind right now! Healthy chocolate and PB cookie dough dip?? Must try!!

    Sues

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  13. That is such a cool idea using beans. Great sweet and healthy dip.

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  14. This is very interesting, and something I must try with kiddos.

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  15. I pinned this recipe already because I need to try this. It looks so good!

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    1. Just made it today, and it is yummy! It came out a bit thick, but it wasn't until I was taking the dip out of the food processor that I thought of a solution - a bit of coconut oil to attain the desired consistency. That would make it even healthier, wouldn't it?

      Now to figure out all the good things I can dip into this. Pretzels are good. And animal crackers.

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  16. Lisa, looks like you found a winner. Healthy and yummm!!!

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  17. Oh wow! I had no idea you could make a dessert dip out of beans! That is genius.

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  18. How wonderful that you got Sawsan's blog, I've been reading her blog for a long time, and love it!

    You picked a great recipe, I am sure you had a hard time choosing... :-)

    Nice to meet you!

    (Sally, from Group D)

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  19. A dip that goes well with Golden Oreos? Yes please! Plus the fact that it is healthier than normal dessert dips is a bonus. Great SRC pick!

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  21. Looks decadent and delicious! I have made garbanzo bean fudge before, and will now have to try this!

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