Sunday, June 2, 2013
For this month's Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned to Sawsan's blog, Chef in Disguise. Her blog is filled with lots of amazing middle-eastern recipes to give you a delicious taste of that side of the globe.
I was all set to make her Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies. But, then, I saw her recipe for Healthy Cookie Dough Dip and, well, everything changed. I'm very big on healthy eating, but, as you all know, I also have a major sweet tooth. Definitely not easy to balance the two. So, when I saw this recipe, I was thrilled - what a way to have your cake and eat it too!
Sawsan made hers using white beans and date puree. I didn't have any date puree, but her recipe said that honey or some other sweetener could be used, so I tried it with the honey first. Unfortunately, once I added the honey, the dip became way too liquidy, almost like soup. I'm not sure what went wrong, but I decided to try again.
By this time, I didn't have another can of white beans to use, but I did have black beans so I went with that. To prevent the problem of too much liquid, I used brown sugar in place of the honey. Then, because chocolate goes so well with black beans (think black bean brownies), I threw in some cocoa powder. Finally, I added some peanut butter.
The result was absolutely delicious, chocolatey peanut buttery goodness that you wouldn't believe. Would I know that I'm eating beans? Nope. I seriously didn't even need anything to dip into it. I grabbed a spoon and dug right in.
Thanks Sawsan for your awesome recipe.
Healthy Chocolate Cookie Dough Dip
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained very well)
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. brown sugar
5-6 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2 c. peanut butter
chocolate chips (optional)
Add all ingredients (except for chocolate chips) to your food processor and blend until very smooth. Then, mix in the chocolate chips.