This Brownie Batter Dip is perfect when you’re craving a treat but you want to enjoy something healthy! The secret ingredient? Chickpeas! I promise, no one will no this dip is secretly good for you!

brownie batter dip

Why I Love This Recipe

Who doesn’t love digging into raw brownie batter? The problem is, when you’re making regular brownies, that batter has raw eggs and not a lot of nutritional value. This brownie batter? It’s made with chickpeas! The idea came to me when I was making my chickpea brownies. I kept wanting to lick the spoon and I realized the batter was actually safe for eating! So rather than putting the brownies in the oven, I scooped it into a bowl and started dipping in fruit, pretzels, and vanilla wafers. I was hooked!

This would also be a great dip to make for a party because you can easily prepare it in advance and keep it in the fridge for a couple of days. Then you can serve it with any of your favorite dippers. You could even pre-portion it into individual servings if you wanted to make it easy for people to grab a little dip!

Brownie Batter Ingredients

  • Chickpeas– Yep, chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are the base of this dip! Be sure to rinse them well, especially if there is added salt in the can.
  • Cocoa powder– This gives the brownie batter a chocolatey flavor. Cocoa powder isn’t sweet on its own so you can use your favorite sweetener.
  • Sugar– I’ve made this with brown sugar or coconut sugar and both options work great!
  • Coconut oil- The coconut oil adds a little fat and helps create a rich smooth batter.
  • Salt– I recommend tasting the batter first and then deciding if you want to add salt. If your peanut butter and chickpeas are salted, you may not need any additional salt.

How to Make Brownie Batter Dip

Can this recipe be made in advance?

Absolutely! This dip can be made up to 2 days in advance. It’s perfect for a party or a picnic because you can make it in advance and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy it.

Can I make this into brownies?

Yes! With just a few tweaks, you can turn these into chickpea brownies. They’re just as rich and fudgy as this dip!

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. You may want to let it sit at room temperature for an hour or two before serving, so it can soften slightly, making it easier for dipping.

What to Serve with Brownie Batter Dip

  • Fruit — Strawberries, bananas, and apple slices are some of my favorites. I recommend larger pieces of sturdy fruit as this dip is thick.
  • Kabobs — Use toothpicks or longer wooden skewers and add a mixture of fruit to each skewer. You can even add marshmallows for a sweet treat! These are great for parties.
  • Sweet snacks — Some sweet options include graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or waffle cone pieces.
  • Salty snacks — Pretzel sticks or honey-wheat pretzels are always a favorite! It’s a great sweet and salty combo.

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chickpea brownie batter dip

Brownie Batter Dip

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Brownie Batter Dip is perfect when you’re craving a treat but you want to enjoy something healthy! The secret ingredient? Chickpeas! I promise, no one will no this dip is secretly good for you!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 15oz can chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons liquid from the can
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add the chickpeas and 2 tablespoons of the chickpea liquid into a food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add the peanut butter, melted coconut oil, and vanilla and continue to blend.
  4. Add the brown sugar, cocoa powder, and salt and blend until combined.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Keywords: brownie batter dip