Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip

"This stuff is awesome! It's like eating peanut butter frosting!" Jack said as he popped a second bite of the peanut butter cookie dough dip in his mouth.

"So you really like it?" I asked him as I was gearing up to break the news to him.


"GOOD!" I clapped my hands. "Because now I'll tell you what's in it."

Jack's face froze.

"It's got dates that soaked to release their sweet juiciness... and garbanzo beans. And natural peanut butter!"

Jack's face started to lose color, "I can taste the beans now. I feel like I've been hoodwinked."

"You cannot taste the beans," I chided him. "It's awesome. You loved it. It's OK to admit it."

He rolled his eyes and admitted that he would never have known this dip was actually healthy if I hadn't told him. Tee-hee!

This deliciousness passed the Jack test. I'm sure it'll pass your family's taste test too. You will seriously never guess the base of this dip is protein and fiber packed garbanzo beans. For reals. But you don't have to take my word for it... :-D


Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dip
recipe adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

1 15oz can of garbanzo beans (also called chick peas), drained and rinsed
1 1/4 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup water
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Place dates in a small bowl and cover with water. Let sit for 6-8 hours (or overnight).

In the bowl of a food processor, place the dates and liquid. Process for 30 seconds. Add garbanzo beans, vanilla extract, and peanut butter and process until very smooth. Spoon mixture into a bowl and stir in chocolate chips.

Serve with apple slices, cookies, crackers, or just eat straight up outta the bowl!


  1. Hey Jack and Erin - I've made this several times for various events and oh my NOONE knew about the beans and dates. I love Chocolate Covered Katie's website!!! ANd I am majorly excited about Stephanie coming on the show today - her blog rocks (and so do her recipes).

    Thanks and have a great day!!!

  2. Diane - that is awesome to hear! I'm planning on making this again for a little get together for some friends. I'm a huge Stephanie fan too. Can't wait to talk with her and we'll be sure to post the interview on our blog :-).

    -- Erin


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~ Jack & Erin

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