This brownie batter dip is an amazing, decadent dip recipe that will have your kids begging for more! But this is more than just a great tasting snack – easy black bean dip is a great healthy snack!
This easy dip is seriously the best thing that is going to hit your after school snack table! With just a few simple ingredients and a few minutes, you can create an amazing delicious recipe that will disappear faster than you know!
Kids love dips!
There is a reason why ketchup and ranch are so popular with children – toddlers and kids LOVE to dip their food! Dips are often known as a safe way to magically (and gently) expand palates, and try food that they might not otherwise eat. Dips are also easy to prepare, and a perfect food to start inviting kids to help cook, which helps them be more invested in trying them.
This “Dip, Baby, Dip” collection of easy dip recipes is designed to help your family explore and love nutrition-forward dips that are perfect for all family members as a way to try and love new foods.
Brownie Batter Dip is an awesome way to add a little boost of nutrition to your snacking. This easy bean dip recipe is made with black beans, plain greek yogurt, peanut butter and cocoa!
- Black beans contain a great source of dietary fiber, folate, antioxidants, B6 and protein!
- Greek Yogurt has tons of protein, probiotics, calcium and vitamin B12!
- Peanut Butter has got great protein, too.
Basically, your kids will be loving their “dessert snack”, and you will be totally smug about their protein packed dip that you have no guilt over!
How to make Black Bean Dip Kid-Friendly
Ok, this chocolate and peanut butter flavored black bean dip needs no talking up. Kids are going to LOVE this!
Conversations with Kids about Easy Black Bean Dip
One of the great ways to get kids interested in food is simply talking with them about it! Having great conversations around food that aren’t exhausted micromanaging of each bite is a great way to remove the pressure and anxious feelings that can be associated with trying new foods. Even when foods are delicious and “dessert-like”, its still a great time to talk with your kids about it!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- What was your favorite thing you liked dipping in brownie batter dip?
- What else do you think would be good to dip in this black bean dip?
- What do you think would make this chocolate peanut butter dip better?
How to Serve Brownie Batter Dip
This black bean dip is a great recipe that you can easily serve for a snack or as part of a meal. It will store for 3-4 days in an air-tight container in the fridge, so you can use it over several days.
Peanut Butter Brownie Batter Dip as a Snack for Kids
Brownie Batter Dip makes an excellent after-school snack for kids (and mamas, too!)! It is also great to put out when they are hungry and you need to finish cooking dinner. Because it is nutritious and you serve it with fruit, you don’t have to worry about them filling up on it and not eating their dinner. Its a win-win situation!
Serve it with:
- Fresh fruit like apple slices, strawberries, bananas and raspberries
- Graham crackers or pretzel chips
Serve bean dip family style. Place a bigger bowl of bean dip on the table for all the people snacking, and a large tray with all the dipping options. All sit around the tray together and talk as you eat. Make sure to set rules about double-dipping! Serving it this way is a stress-free option that allows kids to feel like they are in control of what they are eating. This often gives them the courage to try something new.
Black Bean Dip in a Meal for Kids
Simple Black Bean Dip is really great to incorporate into meals as well. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Serve it for breakfast! This is great on toast or an english muffin with fresh berries on top.
- Add a dollop to greek yogurt and sprinkle on the granola.
Kids in the Kitchen: How Your Kids Can Help You Cook
Getting your kids in the kitchen is an amazing way to help them be more interested in trying new foods and confident in their own abilities. This easy black bean recipe is great because it helps them learn to use a food processor and they get practice scooping and measuring a variety of textures like peanut butter, greek yogurt, and cocoa, and vanilla.
This recipe is perfect for beginner cooks because there are such few steps! And it is a great recipe for kids to experiment and become more comfortable with new flavors – which means they are more likely to eat it!
- Kids aged 1-3 can help you measure the ingredients and wash the canned black beans.
- Kids aged 4-6 can do everything above, plus help you add all the ingredients to the food processor.
- Kids aged 7-10+ can help you do everything above.
*Please note that these recommendations are generalized, and to please use your personal discretion with your child’s skill level. And always, always supervise! Read more about how to have your children help you in the kitchen.
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Brownie Batter Dip
- 15 oz black beans rinsed and drained
- ½ cup plain greek yogurt
- ¼ cup all natural peanut butter
- 4 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 Tablespoons real maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- dash of sea salt
- Rinse and drain the black beans.
- Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.
- Blend until well processed and has a smooth consistency.
Looking for a more visual approach? Try the how to make brownie batter dip story.