You are not going to believe this. No, really..I didn’t either. This delicious fruit dip is made with something you would never guess. I’m a little hesitant to even tell you what it is because I don’t want to scare you off. However, I will. But before I do, let me just tell you how yummy this is. It’s YUMMY!! ok..I’ll tell you more. It’s absolutely delicious!! We love to dip fruit chunks in it..apples, pineapple, bananas..it’s all good. If we’re really crazy, we dip crackers in it. (see photos for proof of our dipping craziness.) Ok..are you ready for the secret ingredient? Here it is……….drum roll please……………garbanzo beans. There. I said it. Now, before you run away and hide..just give it a try. It truly is tasty, and healthy, for you. I stumbled upon this recipe here, at Chocolate Covered Katie. And while you’re there, take a look around. Her stuff will blow your socks off. For reals..she’s genius when it comes to making healthy dishes that also taste fantastic. 🙂
Ok..on to the recipe:
1 1/2 cups chickpeas (1 can, drained) (250g)
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup nut butter
1/4 cup plus 3T nondairy milk (I used 1%. It’s all I had)
2/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup chocolate chips
Optional: I add 1/4 cup flaxmeal for omega 3s and a fun texture (you can also add quick oats!)
Add all ingredients (except for chocolate chips) to a blender or food processor, and blend until very smooth. Then mix in the chocolate chips. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Now, if you’ll notice, mine turned out a little more creamy then hers. That’s because I didn’t have any flaxmel and didn’t use quick oats. Next time, I think I will use the oats. Also..how could I not have any chocolate chips on hand!? That should be illegal!!! Next time (and there WILL be a next time!) I’ll be adding these for sure.
Very yum! Just sayin’…