With Valentine’s Day around the corner, chocolate has been on our mind. So, at our HOAB Healthy Potluck, we tried a healthy chocolate fruit dip! This recipe came from http://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2012/07/healthy-snack-chocolate-dip.html and we just had to try it. You’ll probably be surprised by the main ingredient in this dip. It might sound strange, but if you want something chocolatey to dip your strawberries into, this is an excellent, healthier alternative.
Healthy Chocolate Fruit Dip
- 1 ½ cup(s) canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
- 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa (You can substitute 3 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, coarsely chopped)
- ½ cup(s) sugar
- 3 Tbsp fat-free sweetened condensed milk
- 2 Tbsp hot water
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender; blend until smooth. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up. Serve with fruit.
Recipe makes 10 (1/4 cup) servings.
Nutrition Information Per Serving: 90 Calories, 0.9 g Fat, 0 g Saturated Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 106 mg Sodium, 19 g Carbs, 2.1 g Fiber, 13.6 g Sugar, 2.5 g Protein
The recipe, as listed above, is relatively healthy. But what happens if we swap out that 1/2 cup of sugar and use 1/2 cup of Splenda instead?! Then, the recipe has only 52 Calories, 0.9 g Fat, 0 g Saturated Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 106 mg Sodium, 9.4 g Carbs, 2.1 g Fiber, 3.6 g Sugar, and 2.5 g Protein.
We know it sounds weird, but trust us, this chickpea-based chocolate dip is worth trying! It’s easy and pretty inexpensive to make, too, so why not?! The next time you feel like you need some chocolate, this wouldn’t be a bad choice!