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Chocolate Tortilla Chips & Peanut Butter Bean Dip

April 8th, 2008

chocolate tortilla chips and peanut butter bean dip

A typical day at the grocery store… walking down the aisles… grabbed some cereal, grabbed some baking supplies… and then suddenly I see something new… chocolate tortilla chips?! Sweet! They’re from the company Food Should Taste Good.

chocolate tortilla chips

Instantly I thought a peanut butter bean dip would be a perfect match. And so the experiment began.

This dip is essentially a new twist on hummus. Peanut butter is used instead of tahini (sesame paste) and water is used to thin it out instead of olive oil. I decided not to use any spices so as not to muddle the lovely peanut butter flavor. It’s a healthy salty peanut butter dip perfect for a chocolate utensil. While my taste tester loved the dip, he was not convinced by my store-bought chocolate tortilla chips. I have to admit, I wasn’t totally convinced either. The salt hits you the second they touch your tongue (as is the case with any good tortilla chip) followed by a nice crunch and a sort of odd unsweetened cocoa flavor. They’re just okay.

The dip also tasted great on regular tortilla chips, but it’s saltiness would go especially well with the contrasting sweetness of chocolate wafer cookies. If you’re not in the mood for chocolate (does that ever happen?) and want a more savory snack, it would also go fantastically with carrots or celery.

chocolate tortilla chips and peanut butter bean dip

Recipe after the break.

Peanut Butter Bean Dip

Ingredients
1 (15oz) can White kidney beans (aka cannellini beans)
4 Tbsp Smooth peanut butter (I used Jif)
1 tsp powdered sugar
1/8 – 1/4 cup water depending on desired consistency (I used just over an 1/8)
1/2 tsp fine salt
Chocolate tortilla chips, for serving

Directions
1. Drain and rinse white kidney beans. Add to blender with peanut butter and pulse while gradually streaming in the water. Add the powdered sugar and salt and continue to blend until the mixture is nice and smooth.
2. Serve with chocolate tortilla chips.

chocolate tortilla chip with peanut butter bean dip

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24 responses so far:

  • Very interesting dip. I’ve seen those chocolate tortilla chips and while I do love everything chocolate, I doubted they could really come through that chocolatey. Thanks for trying them out for me! I had thought of a peanut butter bean dip a while back but never got around to trying it. I’ll be experimenting with this for sure (I bet it goes great with meats and/or my favorite cuisine, MEXICAN!) and see what concoctions I can come up with. I’ll definitely be featuring this on my blog soon, thanks!

    - The Peanut Butter Boy

    by NickApr 8, 2008 at 12:53 am
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  • That dip sounds great! I’ll bet I could get the kids to eat it, too. Thanks!

    by ElleApr 8, 2008 at 8:16 am
  • i’m too cheap to buy tahini, so i always use peanut butter when i make hummus. (can it still be called hummus if tahini isn’t involved?) it’s different, but still pretty darn tasty! next time i’ll try it with cannellini beans instead of chickpeas.

    by graceApr 8, 2008 at 8:50 am
  • You creativity never fails! How you think of these things, I will never know! Looks pretty tasty to me! :) And JIF is the by far the best peanut butter…..although reese’s peanut butter chips I could eat by the package…..LOL….love ya babe!!!

    by CarlaApr 8, 2008 at 10:42 am
  • Such an original treat! I’ve never seen these chips before, but I wonder how hard it would be to make your own?

    by DeborahApr 8, 2008 at 12:53 pm
  • Very interesting idea you have there. That could work on noodles too. Hmmmm. You have me thinking. Thanks for good ideas like yours!

    by LoriApr 8, 2008 at 2:50 pm
  • This may very well be the most DISGUSTING concoction that I have ever heard of. Of course, I am a PROFESSIONAL CHEF graduated from Peter Kump’s Culinary School in Brooklyn, NY, and EDUCATED people like me do not fool around with food.

    As a SENIOR ADVISER on SeriousEats website, I cannot recommend your website to serious eaters.

    Louise (Clearwater, Floirda)
    Posting as the internationally-famous “chiffOnade”.

    by chiffOnadeApr 8, 2008 at 3:22 pm
  • As the WRITER for The Chocolate Peanut Butter Gallery I find the above comment by said PROFESSIONAL CHEF pretty awesomely funny. Hooray for food experimentation leading to controversy. :)

    by adminApr 8, 2008 at 3:29 pm
  • Obviously, nothing says EDUCATED, PROFESSIONAL, and SENIOR ADVISOR like a MySpace page. chiffOnade is 16, I think!

    by NeedsMorePeanutButterApr 8, 2008 at 3:32 pm
  • chiffOnade, as an EDUCATED person currently engaging in the research of monodisperse nanoparticles for brain cancer treatment, I thoroughly DECLARE you a POMPOUS A-HOLE. As SENIOR ADVISER at The Peanut Butter Boy, I cannot possibly recommend SeriousEats to anyone with an imagination, creativity or a pulse.

    - The Peanut Butter Boy
    (universally-famous)

    by NickApr 8, 2008 at 3:51 pm
  • Cool! That looks so yummy…I love how you can take anything and make it into chocolate and peanut butter!

    by HillaryApr 8, 2008 at 4:11 pm
  • A peanut butter dip sounds really good!

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  • Wow, what a great blog! Chocolate and peanut butter. I think I have just died and gone to heaven! This recipe sounds intriging…but I can totally imagine it. Yum.

    by Simply…Gluten-freeApr 9, 2008 at 9:01 pm
  • As soon as I read this I was reminder by a snack I used to get a few years ago – choccy covered pretzels! (http://www.americansweets.co.uk/milk-chocolate-pretzel-flipz-75oz-bag-1819-p.asp)
    They would go sooooo well with this dip! :D

    Great blog!

    by kittieApr 10, 2008 at 11:13 am
  • This looks amazing. I have to try this.

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  • Hey – if anyone still cares, I am actually Chiffonade. The person who posted the above diatribe is a troll who enjoys impersonating me on foodie blogs. (Someone with too much time on his hands and idle hands = devil’s playground.) In any case, let me apologize for his inappropriate actions. I would never dis another foodie, it’s not how we roll. And FWIW your peanut butter hummus-y dip with chocolate tortilla chips looks amazing.

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    Chiffonade
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    by chiffonadeJun 11, 2009 at 11:34 am

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