This post was sponsored by S&W Beans and all opinions expressed in our post are our own.
School is officially in full swing and we aren’t complaining! It’s definitely nice to get the kids back on a schedule and out of the house. The start of school always gets us thinking about healthy lunch and snack ideas for hungry kids. Our kids share the same chocolate obsession that we both share, but obviously they aren’t getting chocolate for a snack every day!
Our goal when we came up with this recipe was to create something that tasted like a treat but it was important to keep it healthy and protein packed! With that, our healthy fudgy brownie batter was born! The bottom line here is if you name something healthy fudgy brownie batter, you’re gonna want to eat it right? I mean, how can you not? This trick is not just for kids you guys…it works for adults too!
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Garbanzo beans are one of those foods that are so versatile, you can use them in salads, hummus or in this case you can use them to make this healthy fudgy brownie batter. That’s called winning! For this recipe we combined organic garbanzo beans with natural peanut butter, pure maple syrup, cacao powder to give it that rich chocolatey taste, a splash of almond milk, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Whip everything up in the food processor and before you know it you have created the tastiest, healthiest, protein packed, sweet treat. This dip makes the perfect snack to fill your hungry kids bellies after school, you can even pack it in their school lunch. You might want to make a double batch because we guarantee it won’t last long!
You can pair this chocolatey dip with fresh strawberries, whole wheat pretzel sticks, plantain chips, bananas or really whatever you want to smother it on…you can’t go wrong! You can feel good about serving this fudgy brownie batter to your kids, even though it looks and tastes like a decadent dessert. We love it when that happens…score!
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- 1 16 oz can S&W organic garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- ¼ C creamy natural peanut butter
- 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 4 Tbsp cacao powder - can also use cocoa powder
- 3 Tbsp almond milk + more if needed
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼-1/2 tsp kosher salt
- **Optional - 2 Tbsp sweetened cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips
- Add all ingredients, except the cacao nibs, in a food processor. Blend until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides. Add more salt if needed, also use more almond milk to thin if needed.