Peanut Butter and Chocolate Dip/Pudding

As you may have guessed from the title, this little delight can be used as a dip for all your favourite things OR you can jazz it up and use it as a healthy pudding alternative!

This is a great alternative to shop bought chocolatey dips that are often PACKED with sugar. As well as this, our option is vegan, gluten free, wheat free and free from any refined ingredients! PLUS it’s a delicious source of protein since its packed with beans and a good dollop of peanut butter. If you aren’t a fan of peanut butter, then just sub in your favourite nut butter. You can’t really go wrong with it. If you are serving it as a dip, it goes perfectly with our superfood cookies that are super easy to whip up. If you want to serve it as a pudding, then you can pop it in a nice bowl/ glass and serve with your favourite pud sides. Treat it a bit like a mousse.

 

When you see the list of ingredients, it may just become your favourite weekend treat to satisfy that pesky sweet tooth and share with friends. It’s packed with goodness!

If you want to make alot of it, then just double up the recipe, using the whole tin of beans.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tin rinsed butter beans
  • 30g dates (if they are quite hard then pre soak them)
  • 50-60g palm oil free peanut butter – if you don’t like PB then use another nut butter.
  • 100ml milk of choice
  • 3 tablespoons maple (adjust depending on how sweet you like things)
  • 20g oats (gluten free if you have an allergy/intolerance)
  • 2 tablespoons cacao/cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon maca (if you have it, if not just leave out and add a little extra cacao/cocoa powder)
  • Optional – chunks of your favourite chocolate to stir in at the end

Method

  • If your dates are a bit hard, then soak them for an hour or so.
  • Add the beans, dates, peanut butter and about 1/2 of the milk milk to your blender and blitz until smooth.
  • Add the remainder of the milk, the oats, cacao and maca (if you are using it) and blend for a good few minutes so it is creamy and smooth.
  • Give it a try and you can add more cacao, peanut butter or maple to adjust it to be the way you want it.
  • Finally, add some chunks of your favourite chocolate (or make your own) if you want to take it that one step further!
  • Serve it up in a bowl for sharing as a dip or put in to individual little portions as a pudding.
  • If you are keeping it for later, store it covered up in the fridge. Check the consistency before you serve it as you may need to add a little milk if the oats have thickened it up a bit too much.
  • ENJOOOY!

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