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Rocky Road Brownie Batter Dip #Blogtober

Greek yogurt is the base of this delicious and healthy fruit dip!


 Today is the final day of Blogtober! I've had such a fabulous time sharing a new recipe with all of you, everyday during the month of October. For my last recipe, I wanted to share what I have made as a fun treat for today- Halloween. It is not Halloween themed, but the kids love this dip and I thought it would be a great time to share it. After all, how often does Halloween fall on a Saturday? This dip will be a great yummy addition to your Halloween weekend plans!


My kiddos and I are BIG fans of dips. You can bet that any time we go out for lunch, or dinner, we're ordering shrimp and lobster dip, or spinach artichoke dip as an appetizer. The kids are obsessed with any type of cheese-ball with crackers, onion dip, ranch dip..... the possibilities are endless. Heck, I'd be happy with a bowl of dip and chips/crackers for dinner! There is just something so comforting about dipping into a nice smooth flavourful dip. While most people think of dips as something savoury, I decided to go with a sweet dip.

When creating this dip, I knew I wanted to try making a chocolate dip, but I wanted it to be a little healthier. So, I went with a coconut Greek yogurt as the base. This dip with SO awesome. My kids dove right in and I loved that they were enjoying the healthy dip-ables that I served with it. The texture is smooth and there is a slight tang to the dip, thanks to the yogurt and cocoa powder. The pecans and marshmallow bits add a nice crunch and texture contrast. If you can not find marshmallow bits, you can use mini marshmallows, which have been cut into thirds, using clean kitchen shears.



Rocky Road Brownie Batter Dip

1 C 0% fat coconut Greek yogurt
1 1/2 Tbs cocoa powder
1 Tbs almond meal
2 1/2 Tbs powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 Tbs milk, if too thick
1/4 C pecans, finely chopped
1/4 C vanilla marshmallow bits
red and green apple slices
sliced bananas
graham crackers

In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt, cocoa powder, almond meal and powdered sugar; until smooth. Whisk in vanilla and almond extract and 1 Tbs of milk, if the dip feels too stiff and thick. Fold in pecans and marshmallow bits and transfer to a pretty bowl. Serve with apple slices, banana slices and graham crackers. When in season, strawberries would also be good with this dip.

Notes: to prevent apples and banana from browning, submerge into a bowl containing 2 cups of water and 3 Tbs lemon juice; and let soak for a few minutes. Remove to a paper towel and pat dry before placing on serving platter.


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Comments

  1. love the tip about how to prevent apple/banana from getting brown. Also this dip I can finish in one sitting I just have to find dairy-free yogurt. Thank you for this easy sweet treat.

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    1. Totally! I often buy dairy free coconut yogurt. It would be great in this!

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  2. I can taste this through the screen! Looks amazing! Will have to try this as an afternoon snack!

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    1. Thank you! It's such a simple yet delicious recipe

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  3. Wow, this looks SO good! I'd like to try to figure out a low carb version of this!

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