Double Dark Chocolate Chickpea Dip (Vegan, GF, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

Double Dark Chocolate Chickpea Dip

Double Dark Chocolate Chickpea Dip (Vegan, GF, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

I knew when I was creating this recipe that readers would likely fall into two camps: people who thought “YES! A healthy, protein-packed chocolate dessert!” and people who thought “That’s disgusting! Why are you messing up chocolate by adding chickpeas?! You stink.”

Double Dark Chocolate Chickpea Dip (Vegan, GF, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

If you find yourself in the former group, I like your attitude and I think we might be soulmates. If you find yourself in the latter group, let me tell you why chickpeas and chocolate works in this recipe (and notsomuch in others you may have tried).

Short answer: you can’t taste the chickpeas. And no, I’m not trying to pull a fast one on you.

Double Dark Chocolate Chickpea Dip (Vegan, GF, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

Double Dark Chocolate Chickpea Dip (Vegan, GF, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

I’ve had this idea for a chocolate chickpea spread in my head for oh, at least a year. One crazy, hippie-dippy day I even thought about opening a quaint little cafe called “Chocolate and Chickpeas” with homemade vegan chocolates, roasted chickpeas, and hummus. Those are my favorite foods and I’ll happily eat them one after the other or together, but I think the general public isn’t quite there yet.

This dip took some tinkering in the kitchen because while I do think beans can have a place in a delicious dessert, there are many a dessert recipe in blogland that taste like sugary…well, beans. I wanted the health benefits and the protein of a chickpea-based dip, but I also wanted it to taste like rich, intensely dark chocolate. NOT beans. That’s why I’ve used lots and lots of raw cacao powder, chopped dark chocolate, and the ingredient that really makes it taste authentically chocolatey—melted raw cacao butter.

Here’s where the chickpeas are awesome: they make for one perfectly fluffy dip, almost like a chocolate mousse but denser and more satisfying (which means a little goes a long way).

If you’re skeptical, maybe some juicy red strawberries will help to convince you?

Double Dark Chocolate Chickpea Dip (Vegan, GF, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

This is the new chocolate-dipped strawberry. I’ll be damned if you can taste the chickpeas.

Double Dark Chocolate Chickpea Dip (Vegan, GF, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

Let us know if you give this dark chocolate chickpea dip a try! Leave a comment or tag an Instagram photo #picklesnhoney so we can see. We dare you to find even a hint of chickpea flavor amongst the double chocolate overload.

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Double Dark Chocolate Chickpea Dip

Double Dark Chocolate Chickpea Dip (Vegan, GF, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

Double Dark Chocolate Chickpea Dip

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 2 heaping cups


Prep Time: 15 mins

Rich, intensely dark and fluffy chocolate chickpea dip that tastes indulgent, but that's packed with healthy, plant-based protein. And no, you can't taste the chickpeas.

Double Dark Chocolate Chickpea Dip (Vegan, GF, Low-Glycemic) | picklesnhoney.com

Double Dark Chocolate Chickpea Dip

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Ingredients

  • 15 ounces cooked chickpeas, rinsed very well & drained
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 cup melted raw cacao butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped vegan dark chocolate

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 2 heaping cups

Prep Time: 15 mins

Rich, intensely dark and fluffy chocolate chickpea dip that tastes indulgent, but that's packed with healthy, plant-based protein. And no, you can't taste the chickpeas.

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients except for the chopped chocolate to a food processor and process until very smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Pulse in the chopped chocolate until just incorporated.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Serve with sliced fruit, crackers, pretzels, or enjoy straight off of the spoon!

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