Brownie Batter Dip

Ok, I know, it’s been a while since my last post. I’m sorry! Hubs and I drove down to stay at my mom’s for Thanksgiving and I didn’t get to spend much time cooking. But, I’m back now and I wanted to make up for my absence by making you all this brownie batter dip. How could you not forgive me?!

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! It was so nice to have so many days off. Aside from spending a lot of time working on my prelim paper for school, we tried to relax as much as possible, though it is kind of hard in my crazy house! We also went to see the Muppet movie. It was so cute and funny! Unfortunately, we were running late for the movie and as we were walking into the mall, my right ankle decided to give out on me and I sprained my ankle pretty badly. It’s swollen and the whole right side of my foot is badly bruised. I’ve sprained this ankle numerous times since I was a teenager and have some torn ligaments, but I’ve only ever done therapy for it, but it’s still so weak and it’s scary because I never know when it will give out! So, that kind of put a damper on my weekend! Lot’s of R.I.C.E. happening on my couch!

Alright, now that you’ve read enough about my disgusting ankle, we can move onto the the brownie dip. Ever since I made the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip, I have been dreaming about making a brownie batter version. Like the cookie dough dip, this brownie batter dip is also healthy. I used the cookie dough dip recipe as a base and swapped out the chick peas for black beans. The black beans really gave this dip the appearance of real brownie batter. I found that black beans worked better than the chick peas as they are softer and resulted in a richer and silkier dip compared to when I used chick peas for the cookie dough dip. And let me tell you guys, I like this dip better than the cookie dough version! Perhaps it is my love for chocolate, but the texture of this dip was just perfect!

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Brownie Batter Dip

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes (plus chill time)

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (15-ounces) unseasoned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder (I did 3 to make it really chocolatey!)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbs. skim or soy milk (add 1 tbs. at a time, I only needed 1)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients (except chips) in a food processor or blender. Process until the mixture is smooth and silky. Stir in the chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

If you want to make this sugar-free, you can swap out the sugar for Stevia (granular or drops), agave, honey, or maple syrup.

   

71 comments

  1. Hi, Hope nothing major took place about your ankle and do take. Btw, thats a nice dip you made and I will probably drizzle over a bowl of fruits and ice-cream scoop.

  2. Stephanie, I’m very sorry to hear about your ankle. I twisted my ankle back in college (many moons ago) and it does tend to be sensitive. Your situation sounds much worse… you poor thing. You’re pretty brave to go back to the kitchen injured. I would use it as an excuse to get take out..LOL! :) You’re such a clever person… black beans! What an idea. I must give it a try… anything to make my love for chocolate healthier. Take care of yourself! ~ Ramona

  3. Ouch…hope your ankle is feeling better! And this dip looks so decadent and calorie laden, but what a surprise that it’s not!!! Fabulous idea!

  4. Holy cow, guilt-free batter? I love you. Seriously. Forever.
    I hope you feel better soon!

  5. oh dear God…this is EXACTLY what I need today!!!!!!!!!!!!! You saved my nearly seven month pregnant soul today:)

  6. This is perfect. I love brownie batter and I love that it’s guilt-free. That means you can eat more, right?!

  7. I was wondering if this was going to be a spin on your choc. chip cookie dough dip. This looks great and who would have thought black beans were in this!!!! I hope your ankle is feeling better and you enjoyed the rest of your Thanksgiving weekend!

    • Thanks, Alyssa! I think the black beans gave it a better texture than the chick peas could. In fact, I’m thinking of doing the cookie dough dip again and using white beans. Just to see if it changes the texture.

  8. Let’s just say I accidentally almost reached into the screen.

  9. Now this is what I call inventive cuisine! Love the black beans in here… what a velvety delight!

  10. Since I always just eat the batter, this is perfect for me!!

  11. My mind is running crazy with ideas of what I could dip in to this amazing stuff!! Love it!

  12. You are killing me with these sweet dips, just when I’m trying to be good (oh, who am I kidding, I’ll totally try it).

  13. Hope your ankle feels all better very soon! This dip sounds really good, though! I love it!

  14. Ugh, sprained ankles are the worst. I hope it heals quickly! This brownie dip could get dangerous…it looks fantastic!

  15. Aww Steph – bummer to hear about your ankle, but I hope that it’s healing in a speedy manner! This dip might be the trick to that too, it sounds absolutely amazing =)

  16. You are lucky that you have not broken that ankle yet with all those sprains! Hope you are back on your feet by now.
    This dip does look rich and decadent-hard to believe that there are beans in there! Thanks for posting a sweet alternative to all the fatty savory dips out there.

    • I know, Tina. I’m worried that will happen one day. I already know I have torn ligaments. I will eventually just have to have surgery I think!

  17. Hope you feeling better with your ankle,,the dip recipe is very interesting using black beans,i bet the creamy taste from the beans adding great taste to it,,,,creatif idea !!

  18. I adore dessert dips! This looks incredible — I’d be dipping everything in there, as I am a chocolate lover myself. Can’t live without it!

  19. I didn’t think you could out do yourself with the cookie dough dip you made, but seriously this sounds amazing. I love brownie batter and in a legitimate “it’s okay to eat it” form sounds even better.

  20. What a delightful dip!
    I hope your ankle is feeling better…

  21. This is amazing….I am so drooling at the screen right now haha. Brownie batter dip? Holy cow

  22. This dip looks sooo delicious..and I know amazing food made me feel a little better when I broke my foot a few years back. Hope you feel better soon!

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  23. This sounds heavenly! I love that I could justify eating it because of the fiber in the black beans! I would love it with some fresh fruit!

  24. This looks amazing! Reminds me of cookie dough hummus. I’m absolutely making this! Found you through Healthy Aperture :)

  25. Holy cow woman, I want this now!! Black beans? Does it really taste like brownie batter, beans scare me!! Hope your ankle feels better soon!

    • It does really taste like brownie batter. If you don’t like beans and want to try this, I recommend serving it at room temperature. You can’t taste the beans, but if you eat it cold, you can taste them a little bit.

  26. Love your awesome looking dip..I think that is amazing idea! Thanks for sharing and have a fantastic Holiday season!

  27. I have been trying to talk myself out of making this for like 30 mins. Looks SO good!!!

  28. Oh my gosh that ankle has got to suck. I can’t imagine. But bully for you for powering through it and coming up with this amazing dip. I’m fascinated by it.

  29. I think I might even like this idea better than the choco chip cookie dip! Fantastic recipe!

  30. What a great idea! I am going to have to make this for an evening snack. My hubby would love it.

  31. omnomnomnom perfect find just in time for vday!! question tho: how much is considered a “serving?”

    • Hey Ashley, sorry it took me so long to respond. This makes about 2 cups of dip and it serves 4-6 people so I would say one serving is in between 1/4-1/2 cup. Hope that helps!

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  35. Had to try this dip and it didn’t disappoint! Very good! I calculated out the calories and it’s about 66 cal. per tablespoon. Just enough sweetness with the recommended brown sugar, so might try to use less next time. And there will be a next time! lol

    • Glad you liked it, Jen! The great thing about this dip is you can adjust the sweetness however you want! If you want, you can also use a sugar substitute. But, I actually always cut down on the sugar when I make it for myself and it still tastes great.

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  37. I know this is kind of an old post, but just in case you’re still watching it: I was wondering how much this recipe makes. 4-6 servings, okay, but how much is a serving?

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  39. Oh – divine! On a whim, I added a little espresso powder… high recommendable… mmm! Also, I didn’t have black beans on hand, and used navy beans instead – no one noticed. :-) This recipe is now firmly among my “keepers”. Thank you!

  40. One additional tweak: in place of milk, I used cooking liquid from the beans.

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