Brownie Points

Sit down.

Seriously.

Sit down.

I SAID SIT DOWN!

Are you sitting down?

Good.

Because this recipe could knock you off your feet.

Brownie Batter Dip.

I SAID BROWNIE BATTER DIP!

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Brownie.

Batter.

Dip.

And it’s healthy.

Are you still sitting down?

Because the ingredients may scare shock you.

There’s only four.

Black beans, cocoa powder, black cocoa powder and pure maple syrup.

You might be wondering what the difference between cocoa powder and black cocoa powder is.

Here’s a visual:

Cocoa powder.

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Black cocoa powder.

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Black cocoa powder tastes like Oreo cookies.

Find some.

I SAID FIND SOME!

Just in case you can’t find any, feel free to use 3-4 tablespoons of regular (i.e. boring) cocoa powder.***

(***UPDATE: After a careful comparison of about 22 spoonfuls of brownie batter dip, it NEEDS the black cocoa powder. Fear not! I will be working on a new recipe for those folks that can’t find the black cocoa powder!).

Hold all your bean biases until you try the dip.

It even passed the pregnant- lady- at- work test.

That means things.

Like, even fetus’ love this dip.

And I don’t even think a fetus has fully developed taste-buds.

BROWNIE BATTER DIP

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1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

6 tablespoons maple syrup (just over 1/3 cup)

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 tablespoon black cocoa powder

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.

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Blend until creamy and smooth.

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Serve with fresh fruit, pretzels, cookies, or crackers.

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Or just eat it from a spoon like any decent human being.

Feel free to teach the batter to mouth technique to the fetus at a developmentally appropriate age.

*March “Clean” Eating tidbit: This recipe used the last can of black beans from the pantry!

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4 thoughts on “Brownie Points

  1. Love it! Now, out of curiosity, where does one buy black cocoa? I have bought Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa before and it looks sort of like that, but of course, it’s not available in Canada! 😦

    • I found it at an Amish market that sells bulk and specialty items. If you can’t find it, let me know. I’d be happy to send you some because I think you would love this! I also think special dark would work equally as well.

      • I just updated the blog: the dip doesn’t taste quiet fudgy enough without the black cocoa powder. I’m going to try to re-work the recipe using regular cocoa powder but it definitely needs some tweaking.

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