This dip is soo yummy and addicting - and you would never guess what it is made out of! I served this at a party and no one could believe it when I told them there was chickpeas in it! Don't be scared by the fact that it is a bean dip... just think of it as "dessert hummus." It is so easy to make and is great for dipping graham crackers, fresh fruit, pretzels, or even more cookies in.
1 and 1/2 cup chickpeas (a little less than a full can), drained and rinsed
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter
1/4 cup milk or almond milk
1/3-1/2 cup brown sugar (sweeten to your taste preference)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup chocolate chips or carob chips (to make this vegan)
Combine all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor (a blender might also work but I haven't tried it) and process on high for about 5 minutes, until the mixture is very smooth. Scrape down the sizes of the processor with a rubber spatula as needed.
Transfer into a serving bowl and stir in the chocolate chips. Serve with graham crackers, fresh fruit, or anything dippable! Store covered in the refrigerator.
*Recipe adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie