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Almond Chocolate Dip

Almond Chocolate Dip

Serves: 10

Category: Desserts
Tags: Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy

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Adults and kids alike will love this irresistible dip. Serve it with a beautiful plate of fresh fruit.

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1 1/3 cups raw almonds or 2/3 cup raw almond butter
1 cup soy, hemp or almond milk
1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
1 tablespoon natural cocoa powder
2/3 cup dates, pitted
strawberries or other fresh fruit for dipping


Blend the ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth and creamy, adding more non-dairy milk if needed to adjust consistency.

Serve with fresh fruit.

Calories 163; Protein 5 g; Carbohydrates 17 g; Total Fat 10 g; Saturated Fat 0.8 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 11 mg; Fiber 4.2 g; Beta-Carotene 6 ug; Vitamin C 42 mg; Calcium 104 mg; Iron 1.2 mg; Folate 28 ug; Magnesium 67 mg; Zinc 0.8 mg; Selenium 1.1 ug

Comments (35):



06/24/2006 11:37 AM

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Works just as well with raw carob powder too. I prefer raw almonds to almond butter. I soak the dates as well as the almonds, overnight, removing the "skins" before blending them--makes for a smoother result.


07/17/2006 09:37 PM

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Our family absolutely loves this - we use it as a dip
with sliced apples and anytime we want something chocolaty,
we also soak the dates, and have used carob powder. Big hit.
This comment was last edited on 07/17/2006 09:39 PM


08/25/2006 01:22 PM

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I made this with Dr. Fuhrman's Almond Butter and Cocoa Powder, and it turned out fantastic. I've been getting many quarts of driscoll ORGANIC strawberries, as they are on sale for $2.99 right now at the Hyvee. The dip goes great with strawberries. Its a wonderful combination.


12/30/2006 01:56 PM

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Just curious, why not use Dutch processed cocoa?


01/16/2007 10:03 AM

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This was outstanding. It gets better after chilling an hour in the refrigerator. We took strawberrys and the dip to a football party received rave reviews.


05/04/2007 01:12 PM

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This is a fabulous recipe. Whenever I feel tempted to go off the ETL diet I whip up a batch and eat with apples, bananas, strawberries or whatever handy. I keep raw almond butter on hand. I slice the dates into small pieces and put it all in the vitamix and let it sit (to soften the dates) for about 1/2 hour, and then blend easily. Non-ETLers love it too!


07/11/2011 09:27 PM

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I was hesitant to try this recipe but after reading the reviews I decided to give it a try. It is so good! Our entire family loved it. We will be making this again.


12/05/2011 10:11 PM

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is sure to cure any chocolate cravings!
really easy, really quick & so so tasty!


03/23/2012 08:58 PM

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This is pretty good. Very rich. I had to add more milk to thin it, but is still very much a thick dip. Good on fruit. On banana if you crave something really rich and sweet.


03/29/2012 06:48 PM

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I liked it. Delicious treat for us, but tasted a little chalky. All I had on hand was Hershey's cocoa, and maybe that is what made it chalky. Is that why they way "not dutch processed"? Maybe. Next time, will got the right type of cocoa.


12/30/2012 10:40 PM

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Fantastic! We've already made this twice since we found this recipe. Dipped sugar snap peas firsttime and sliced apples the second. Like the others, even non-ETL friends like this. I think the quality of the cocoa makes a difference because in other recipes, we've used brands that were less well known and was somewhat disappointed with the results. We used Ghirardelli Unsweetened this time.


01/11/2013 09:11 PM

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Can anyone recommend a high-powered blender that isn't as expensive as a VitaMix Blender?

Stanley M Posey

01/27/2013 01:34 PM

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This was a hit as a dip for fresh strawberries.


02/25/2013 12:52 PM

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Ninja is a good not too expensive blender option.


02/28/2013 04:12 PM

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I love my Ninja mixer! I got it as a gift last year and I've likely used it every day since, mostly for smoothies. Bed, Bath and Beyond carries them, and if you have pa 20% off coupon, the price is very reasonable, IMO.


02/28/2013 05:20 PM

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This dip is amazing. It is a huge hit with our kids.

Rev Anna Marie

03/02/2013 10:20 AM

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I went through a couple of high powered blenders over the years, nothing beats the Vita- mix. Watch the shopping channels for specials or check out the websites to see if the are running a special on easy pay. That's how I got mine.


03/03/2013 11:48 AM

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I use the Ninja for big jobs and the NutriBullet for smaller jobs. The NutriBullet (by Magic Bullet) is amazing.


03/09/2013 11:51 PM

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Thanks to this recipe I could overcome my chocolate addiction. I've stopped eating any sugar containing foods over two months ago and I do not crave it anymore. My favorite are orange pieces dipped in this delicious chocolate cream! Thank you doctor Fuhrman!


03/12/2013 12:31 PM

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This recipe is delicious! Easy to make and totally satisfies the chocolate urge. It is really nice to eat such a chocolatey creamy spread and know it is healthy. I give it 5 stars!
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04/05/2013 09:08 PM

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The dip is so so much better when you blanch the almonds. Just put the almonds in boiling water for 40 seconds and peel off the skins. The bitter taste is gone and the dip tasted so much better.


04/19/2013 03:38 PM

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I just used raw almonds without blanching and it was smooth and creamy enough for me and it tasted great! I used a VitaMix. I like the fiber personally. Great recipe! I dipped pear, orange and strawberry and I can't wait to try it with Dark chocolate powder and dip some cherries in it!


06/15/2013 09:53 PM

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This is great when the kids want chocolate and I want some too! I really don't have to go off the lifestyle to have some sweet bliss!


06/28/2013 03:24 PM

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I thought this was a little bland. Honestly if I'm going to use up my chocolate intake on something, it will be something more flavorful. I did like it but not enough to use regularly. The chocolate cherry smoothie is another story... thank god for that thing!


02/05/2014 09:55 PM

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A note to SMEathealthy - I have the Ninja Triple Prep set. Comes with small, medium, large blender containers - each with its own double or triple blades on the stem. One motor unit fits all 3 containers. Unbelieveable power - my smoothies are so creamy. Goes after the dates, frozen bananas, greens etc. and even ice if you need it.
I got it at Kohl's - under $50.00 with a coupon last fall. Easy clean up - nothing complicated !!!


03/04/2014 06:20 AM

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I've been making this one for years. I use raw almond butter and soft dates. Comes out great just using the processor. DH eats it happily instead of the Nutella he grew up with. Always use high quality cocoa.


09/08/2014 12:39 PM

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This recipe is fantastic. I hosted a party one night, and I used this as icing on top of the fudgy black bean brownies from the ETL Cookbook. They were a hit.


01/27/2015 05:32 PM

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@ Mamali
@ Barbara
Anything processed is a big no no in the Fuhrman nutritarian way of eating. Raw cacao powder is the best (or Dr. Fuhrman's) at any given time.


01/27/2015 08:51 PM

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SMEatHealthy check your local Costco store for Bendtec Blenders. Currently Costco is carrying a $299 Blendtec blender. Call ahead and ask someone to confirm the Blendtec is in that location's inventory.

Also, we found same model with extra pitcher for $299 at Marshalls.

The cheaper blenders wear out sooner and the blades go dull.

Definitly worth the investment in the high speed higher quality blenders.


01/25/2016 09:16 PM

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OMG!!!! This is the most amazing chocolate heaven. It is truly as good if not better than chocolate treats you find in the SAD world. It has a delicious rich chocolate taste. It helps me resist temptation when I'm out and about. I think, "I'll go home and have my chocolate dip, that will be much better than whatever the temptation is. I think it would be good on the black bean brownies. The recommended frosting tastes like avocado. You could easily double or triple the cocoa powder in this and it tastes even more heavenly.

Elaine Garces

02/12/2016 04:55 PM

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This was good - but more like an icing or topping; I didn't think of it as a "dip". The chocolate icing recipe using avocado and raw cocoa powder I really liked as either a decadent tasting icing or perhaps even a dip because it has a dark chocolate taste and thinner/creamy texture. But it's all great, healthy eating! THANK YOU


02/12/2016 07:04 PM

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Thanks for the helpful comments. Soak the dates in the milk. Use as a dip for small pieces of the sweet potato brownies!


02/27/2016 02:07 PM

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Fabulous recipe! Made it with soy milk and it worked beautifully. Served it with pieces of fruit for dessert and everybody loved it!


03/11/2016 05:04 PM

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to SMEatHealthy + anyone wishing they had a vitamix: i was able to purchase the amazing (and expensive) vitamix blender using the QVC iphone app with their "6 easy payments" option. best money I've ever spent! your vitamix is delivered to you asap and you have the next six months to pay for it in installments (no extra fees). i use it every day and its the best health investment ever, so worth the money. ive had it for a few years now and am still in love with it. it makes creating dr fuhrman's recipes a breeze. the tamper makes creating things like banana ice cream so much easier. with the 6 easy payment option i was also able to buy one for my mother in law who loved her nutri bullet until she got her vitamix. she uses hers every day and gave her nutri bullet to her grand daughter. check out QVC, they have a lot of great kitchen appliances and tools to help make healthy meals a breeze. and no, i dont have any affiliation with QVC lol ;)
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01/13/2019 09:54 PM

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How much is a serving? all of the recipes on this site have the calorie information per serving but none of the recipes tell you how much a serving is! It's very frustrating