This easy recipe will quickly become a favorite in your home with its rich chocolatey flavor and fudge-like texture that will remind you of your favorite brownie mix. All you need is a food processor to blend simple ingredients together to indulge in a high protein, high fiber snack or dessert.  This is a great option to satisfy an afternoon sweet tooth. Enjoy the versatility of this delicious dip with pita chips, pretzels or your favorite sliced fruit.


1 can (15-ounces) low-sodium chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained (keep the liquid from the can and set aside)
1/3 cup of aquafaba (the liquid from the canned chickpeas)
1/3 cup maple syrup
⅓ cup cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon sea salt


Place all ingredients together in food processor. Pulse until ingredients are smooth and scrape down the sides as necessary.

Makes 16 serving (2 tablespoons per serving).

Nutrition Facts per serving: 50 calories; 1.5g fat (0g sat fat,1g poly fat, 0g trans fat) ; 0mg cholesterol; 110mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g fiber, 5g sugar); 3g protein; 2% Daily Value (DV) calcium, 4% DV iron.

– Stacey Antine, MS, RDN, author, Appetite for Life, founder, HealthBarn USA, director, HealthBarn Foundation, and recognized as top 10 dietitians nationally by Today’s Dietitian magazine for her work with HealthBarn USA.

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