Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Jul 5, 2012

Healthy Snack: Chocolate Dip

Sometimes I see a recipe and am so intrigued by the ingredients that I have to make it and see  for myself if it's any good.  This recipe definitely falls into that category...  I've had this Healthy Chocolate Dip recipe bookmarked from the Weight Watchers website for some time now.  

With strawberries so plentiful right now, I finally took the time to make the dip.  What a great little snack this turned out to be!  It's perfect for dipping graham crackers, strawberries or bananas.  I certainly didn't feel guilty feeding this to my kids.

You'll be super surprised at what the secret healthy ingredient is!  Are you ready for it?

Healthy chocolate


Secret Ingredient Healthy Chocolate Dip

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa (I substituted 3 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, coarsely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup(s) sugar 
  • 3 Tbsp fat-free sweetened condensed milk 
  • 3 Tbsp hot water 
Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender; blend until smooth. Place in the refrigerator for up to 30 minutes to firm up.

Healthy Chocolate dip

What?  You said you wanted strawberries and chocolate for snack?  Why sure, have all you want!  The kids asked for this at every snack and meal until it was gone. (I never told them what was in it.)

Using a high powered blender really makes this dip super creamy.  We definitely preferred it chilled over room temperature.  (It's chilled in the photo above, when room temperature, it is darker and not as thick.)

This was one of our What's Cookin' Wednesday projects and for fun, my 5 year old made a video demonstrating how to make the dip.

Enjoy!

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45 comments:

  1. Yum! This looks delicious! Im going to have to give it a try to soothe my chocolate cravings!

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  2. Healthy chocolate?? Your title really caught my attention because this really didn't seem possible, but I'm going to have to give it a try because I LOVE chocolate! :-)

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  3. These are such good recipes; Kids don't know the difference. I would be so grateful if you linked up at Mom's Library! Hope to see you there. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I LOVE garbanzo bean dips. I've made a snicker doodle one that was really yummy with apple slices.

    I'd love for you to link this post to my Finished Friday Blog Party!

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  5. chickpeas!! I would never have thought!!

    (found this post from TidyMom)

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  6. Yumm, sounds delicious! Anything that makes chocolate healthy gets an A in my book! I'd be thrilled if you want to share this at my current link party! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/07/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-6/

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  7. Looks good and healthy. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-31.html

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  8. Chickpeas - well I never.

    I found this through the Create and Inspire linky party. I linked in a pork and apple curry.
    Have a lovely week.

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  9. This looks delicious. I have seen different recipes using black beans and chickpeas and wondered how they would taste. I will have ot give it a try. I am hopping over from the Nifty Thrifty Party and have become your newest follower. Hope you have a chance to stop by and perhaps follow me back.

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  10. Oh My! That looks GOOOOOD. I had to bookmark it! :) Thank you.

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  11. This looks so good! I wonder what it's like if I sub Stevia for the sugar? Do you know anyone who's tried that?

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    1. I am sure it would still be good, I would not know how much to recommend though...
      ~Jamie

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  12. That looks like an interesting recipe. I will definitely give it a try. I won't be telling my husband what is in it though, that's for sure. As thick as it looks on those strawberries, it almost looks like it is thick enough to use as a frosting maybe.

    I haven't been able to locate it over the past few years but I do think I might know where it's hiding, but I have a recipe for a Mock Pecan Pie that's very good. There are no pecans at all in the pie so it's great for those who either don't like nuts or are allergic to them because instead of the pecans you use pinto beans. It's awesome and no one could tell it's not the real thing unless you told them. I got that recipe years ago from someone who brought it to a potluck at the place I had my first job. She never told anyone until they tasted it to avoid people sticking their noses up and not trying it first. I was shocked at how good it was so I can imagine this recipe you have is probably good too.

    Your daughter is adorable in the video.

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  13. I'm all over chocolate, healthy or not, but you made it even better! Yum!

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  14. Definitely trying this! Yes, I got caught when I saw chocolate in your title... :) Coming to you from the blog hop! Have a fabulous week!

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  15. Interesting idea. I've never tried a chickpeas in a recipe. I'll have to try it sometime - thanks for the tip :)

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  16. I love healthy recipes using garbanzos. I'm trying this tonight! Pinned :)

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  17. Chickpeas!? Really? Love this. Now I'm hungry. Thanks! ;)

    www.lovepomegranatehouse@gmail.com

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  18. I love this addition of chick peas! Guilt-free chocolate recipes are the best :)

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  19. Interesting idea! I'd love to make this, have everyone rave about it and then tell them the secret ingredient!

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  20. Chickpeas!?!?!? That is surprising! I'm going to have to try this for sure! We'd love for you to link up with us for Tasty Tuesday over at aletteredlife.blogspot.com

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  21. I would never have through the secret ingredient was chickpeas! Mind you, I've made some awesome Black Bean Brownies before and you'd have never know that was the secret ingredient either. You kind hide lots of healthy things with chocolate :)

    I'm thinking about taking this with a fruit platter to a BBQ this weekend! Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. Wow! I am definately trying this one! I have some chickpeas that would love to be transformed into chocolate! Hope you'll share at Gettin' Krafty With It!
    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2012/07/gettin-krafty-with-it.html

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  23. Chickpeas? We are so impressed. It looks delicious! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We hope you'll be back soon! We loved having you. -The Sisters

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  24. This looks delicious! I think I might make this for the girls in the office next week. We are chocolate fiends but we don't really eat it - but we love to watch our co-workers lol. I found you on Whim Wednesday. I'm a new follower as well.

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  25. This looks fantastic! I would love it if you linked it up to my brand new link party going on now. http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2012/07/little-bird-told-me-link-party-1.html

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  26. This looks amazing!! I found you at Uncommon...and am SO glad I did. Newest follower...and who knew you could do that with chickpeas?! ;)
    Tonii
    Blue Skies Ahead

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  27. healthy you say?? chocolate?? PINNING!!!!

    would love it if you could share this on my link party - http://serenityyou.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/serenity-saturday-47.html

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  28. This looks so yummy! How many calories per serving? I love your blog and am thrilled to be your newest follower!
    -Molly
    thepoorsophisticate.blogspot.com

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  29. Yum. Looks tasty. Do you know the calorie content?

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    1. I dont know the calories, but two tablespoons of the dip is 2 pts plus. I considered making it with splenda, but since it was for the kids I just used regular sugar. Taking out the real sugar reduces the pp by .5.
      ~Jamie

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  30. Your recipe looks awesome! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  31. Your recipe is being featured at tonights link and greet party at CountryMommaCooks ...... have a great weekend : )

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  32. Wow, I had to come over and check out anything that says Healthy Chocolate! Your recipe looks so awesome! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best!

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  33. Oh, this looks so yummy, can I love the secret ingredient! I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share. (I'm definitely pinning this!)

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  34. Chickpeas -- who'd have thought! Sounds good and I'll be trying it at the next ladies' night out! Thanks for linking on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Hope to see you again soon –

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  35. Thanks so much for sharing sith us at Someday Crafts! I will be featuring your recipe tonight on our blog. Please stop back in and grab a Featured on Someday Crafts Button for your blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  36. Looks amazing! I would never have thought of using chickpeas with chocolate :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  37. Made this last night and although it didn't look at all like yours (darker and not as thick), it was yummy! I sprinkled in some cinnamon- love that combo of chocolate and cinnamon. And subbed the sugar with agave nectar, justna little squeeze.

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    1. I am glad you liked it! My dip only got that thick after being in the fridge for a couple of hours. It did start out darker and thinner as well.
      ~Jamie

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  38. Sounds interesting. However, it does seem like there's a lot of sugar in this, between the actual sugar and the sweetened condensed milk. Any idea how much there is per serving?

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    1. These are my two favorite sites for finding out nutritional info: http://caloriecount.about.com/ and myfitnesspal.com. If you look up the nutritional values, be sure to come back and let everyone know. According to the weight watchers website, this recipe is 2 points plus per serving. (When I diet, i loosely follow their plan...) 1 serving is 2 tablespoons of the dip.
      jamie@ scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com

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  39. what brand of blender did you use for the chocolate dip? you stated in the recipe that a high-powered blender was needed.

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    1. Hi, A high powered blender is definitely NOT needed for this recipe. Any blender will work. I personally have a vitamix blender and it is my opinion that a high powered blender makes this dip EXTRA super smooth and creamy (almost like whipped butter.)
      ~Jamie

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  40. This looks so amazing! :D I must try it a.s.a.p.! Thanks for the great recipe!

    Caroline
    chocolateandcarrots.com

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