Chocolate Dip
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: vegan
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Serves: 1 cup
 
This chocolate dip, makes the perfect healthy treat! You can use it as a fruit dip for in-season clementines, or for strawberries for your Valentine.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cannellini beans
  • 2 tbsp peanut or almond butter, or tahini as a nut free alternative
  • ½ cup date paste, or ½ cup packed pitted dates soaked in hot water for about 10 minutes, and then drained, about 5 dates
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder, or cocoa powder (the raw powder provides a richer, darker chocolate flavor, and retains more of the nutritional benefit of the cacao)
  • ½ cup almond or other plant-based milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place dates into food processor first, and process.
  2. Add remaining ingredients into food processor or blender, except milk. Puree, and add milk until the ingredients form a thick paste, not too watery.
  3. Serve alongside cut up fruit, or dip fruit into chocolate dip and serve chilled or frozen (bananas work best frozen). If freezing, place coated fruit onto a piece of parchment paper, and freeze 4-24 hours ahead of desired serving (any longer and fruit may get crystallized).
Recipe by Garden Fresh Foodie at http://www.gardenfreshfoodie.com/healthy-desserts/chocolate-peanut-butter-dip/