Healthier Chocolate Fruit Dip
If you need me, you can probably find me standing in front of my fridge grabbing a spoonful of this healthy chocolate fruit dip. Or scooping up an obscene amount with a fresh strawberry. Or layering it in a little bowl with some fruit and chocolate chips.
A little sweet bite after lunch? Sureeee. How about a pre-dinner snack. Okay fine, twist my arm. Or of course at night when dessert reigns supreme.
This is what you are led to when you make three different versions of this dip over the course of probably a little over two weeks.
This tends to happen when you are completely obsessive, cannot let things go and recipes don’t turn out *exactly* how you envision them. It’s a sickness I tell you.
On the plus side, I have not gotten tired of this dip yet. It’s actually turned into quite the dirty little habit. But! There’s nothing all that bad in this awesome treat – so maybe it’s not such a horrible habit after all.
Made up of just a few ingredients like coconut milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup and vanilla extract, this dip is hard to resist (and comes together in a pinch!).
And then there’s the magic ingredient. Avocado. It helps make the dip richer and creamy but it’s all sneaky and you can’t taste it. All you think you are eating is an awesome sort of chocolate pudding-y dip.
Now, let’s address one last point. I know when you look down at the recipe 1 ½ avocados seems like an odd amount. But I promise, just do it. Save the other half for avocado toast. I speak from experience here (hence all the versions of the dip). And the 1 ½ is just right. 1 is too little, 2 is too much.
I’m like the goldilocks of chocolate fruit dip.
- 1 (13.5 ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
- 1 ½ ripe medium avocados, pitted and roughly sliced
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- cacao nibs or chocolate chips, for garnish (optional)
- assorted sliced fruit and / or berries, for serving
- Add the coconut milk, avocados, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt to the bowl of a food processor. Process until completely smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed (it takes a minute or more to smooth out in mine).
- Transfer the mixture to a container with a lid and sprinkle the top with the cacao nibs for garnish (if using). Refrigerate for several hours, until well chilled and it has set up a bit (I like to let it chill overnight).
- Serve with fresh fruit (or whatever your heart desires!) for dipping.
If you want to pump up the chocolate even more, fold extra chocolate chips into the dip itself instead of just garnishing with them on top - so good!
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