Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on July 29, 2011


For those of you who don’t already know, The Great Fundraising Act organized by Janetha raised a whopping $26,432 for Susan!!!



I’ve said it before, but this community is truly amazing in every way possible!!



Susan writes, “I was running on a high all day yesterday watching the bids come through and keeping up on Twitter. My family and I were all texting each other with updates. You didn’t just save me, but you saved my family. The predicted amount for my chemotherapy drugs is $30,000 if I have to do the full 6 months. This covers almost all of it. That means my retired mother doesn’t have to cash in her RRSPs. My Nana doesn’t have to give up her “just in case” nursing home savings. I don’t have to work full-time when my doctors have advised me against it.

It doesn’t end here however. I am still going to work at getting the drug assistance my province owes me. This gives me a cushion while I go through the bureaucratic minefield of getting there. I originally wanted to give the remaining funds to buying items for the kitchen and family room in the oncology ward that I lived in for one month. But maybe this means we could renovate to give them a proper kitchen! I met SO many amazing people fighting cancer in that hospital, they and their visiting families certainly don’t deserve to eat food like this. I will be blogging all the details about where the money goes.”

Susan also appeared on CBC News and on the front page of the Fredericton newspaper!!

Kicking butt and taking numbers. Whooo!


In other exciting news, I’m having quite the week hosting my family during their stay in Ontario! We’ve been on the go all week doing fun activities with my nephews. (Thanks to some major blog pre-planning, I’ve been able to stay OFF the computer! Amen sista.)

I’ll be posting a recap with pictures soon. :)


I’m also here to tell you that it’s never too early in the day for Chocolate Peanut Butter dip.


Or strong coffee, but you knew that already.

We tested this theory after it called our names from the fridge at 8am. You can’t say no to peanut butter and chocolate when the moment presents itself. You just can’t.

Luckily, this isn’t your average sweet fruit dip loaded with sugar. It’s a dip that can be enjoyed at 8am…just because you are a cool Aunt and the kiddies will think they are doing the naughtiest thing in the world!

Just don’t blame me if they request this at home as much as that Dora character I keep seeing all week.



Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip

Adapted from ABU which was adapted from Heather.


  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter (all natural)
  • 1/4 cup to 3/4 cup almond milk, as needed
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, or to taste
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate, stirred in & to garnish


Directions: In a blender add all ingredients (start with the lesser amount of milk) except the chocolate. Note: If you want to make the swirl, also leave out the cocoa powder at first. Blend until smooth. To make the swirl, I simply portioned some out before adding the cocoa powder. I put it in a plastic bag with the ends cut off and I swirled it over top.

Now blend in the cocoa powder and pulse in the chocolate until chunky.  Garnish with more shaved chocolate.



Making sliced fruit look naughty since 1998. ;)


Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead

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Caroline @ chocolate & carrots July 29, 2011 at 7:55 am

Yum!!! What a perfect way to dress up fruit. I love the naughty way. ;-) P.S. I’m so thankful to be in a blogging community where we can pull together for one of our own like that. I love it! And congratulations on raising so much money with those amazing glo bars of yours! :-)


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 29, 2011 at 10:13 am

Thanks Caroline!


Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 29, 2011 at 7:55 am

This reminds me of fondue :)


Holly @ The Runny Egg July 29, 2011 at 8:01 am

That dip looks delicious!

I am so happy with how much money was raised for Susan — and reading about how she wants to use any leftover money to help the ward is so kind of her. This community is amazing!


Joy (A Little Bit Fit) July 29, 2011 at 8:03 am

Amazing job on the fundraising! Congratulations!

That dip looks amazing. It might also be dangerous because I kinda want to eat it with a spoon!


Joy (A Little Bit Fit) July 29, 2011 at 8:06 am

I think I need to expand my adjective repertoire! But, to be honest, “amazing” does apply to both instances. :)


Liz @ Blog is the New Black July 29, 2011 at 8:06 am

What Janetha did was amazing!

This dip also looks amazing!


Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} July 29, 2011 at 8:07 am

I’ll bet the kiddos are loving you after this dip! Looks fantastic.


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat July 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

Ooh yummmmm! I love the simplicity of this recipe Ange! Sounds like the kiddies are keeping you very busy! (PS. Dora’s got nothing on you!!) :) Have a fantastic day!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 29, 2011 at 8:10 am

Wow that looks incredible! I would drizzle that all over a massive bowl of ice cream!


Hayley @ Oat Couture July 29, 2011 at 8:12 am

I think I love you! No seriously!! ;D Two of my favourite things combined… and dare I say it ‘healthy’ as well! :) And thats so amazing about the money raised from TGFA! Just shows what an amazing community the blogging one is!


Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) July 29, 2011 at 8:13 am

THIS was made for meee!


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 29, 2011 at 8:27 am



chloe @ 321delish July 29, 2011 at 8:13 am

What a great way to kickoff the weekend!!! The success of TGFA + that chocolate peanut butter dip = awesome.


Ruth July 29, 2011 at 8:14 am

This looks yummy! Bring on the naughty fruit!


[email protected] healthy helper blog! July 29, 2011 at 8:15 am

HOLY YUM! Nothing could be better!


VeggieGirl July 29, 2011 at 8:17 am

FABULOUS dip recipe!


Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood July 29, 2011 at 8:20 am

You just combined the two things that I love most in the world: peanut butter and chocolate. Thank you!


Faith @ For the Health of It July 29, 2011 at 8:24 am

Cooking for kids is such fun – you get to be super creative in making it fun but also wholesome!


Brooke July 29, 2011 at 8:24 am

The libertarian in me just has to say something :-) It’s so beautiful to me that communities take care of each other like the blogging community took care of Susan. It doesn’t matter whether it’s physical or virtual communities, we don’t need the government to help us with healthcare costs (or retirement costs or food costs). I’m so happy to see Susan get the money that she needed. We are all on this planet together and we all are connected. Take care of your brothers and sisters. Peace and Love :-)


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 29, 2011 at 8:28 am

Well said Brooke!


Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy July 29, 2011 at 8:26 am

This dip looks fabulous! Sounds like you are having a great week! Cannot wait to see the picture recap! Happy Friday!


Claire @ Live and Love to Eat July 29, 2011 at 8:27 am

That total still amazes me. This recipe makes me worry about fitting into my wedding dress.


Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove July 29, 2011 at 8:33 am

Amazing that so much money was able to be raised for Susan! What wonderful Friday news!

PS – the dip looks awesome!!


Lauren C. @ FocusedToBeFit July 29, 2011 at 8:33 am

Wow – that’s truly amazing! This community rocks :)


Luv What You Do July 29, 2011 at 8:36 am

What a positive story to start the day! Thanks for the added sweetness with the dip!


Jen @ July 29, 2011 at 8:39 am

Congratulations on the fundraiser! Love the look of that peanut butter dip. Oh my!


The Teenage Taste July 29, 2011 at 8:43 am

This dip looks fabulous! Chocolate and peanut butter are such an amazing flavor combination. :-)


Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 29, 2011 at 8:45 am

That’s such an amazing story for Susan and a great start to the day!
Glad you got some time away from the computer, we all need it every now and then!


Jenna July 29, 2011 at 8:57 am

this looks amazing and so simple. I bet your nephews were all over this!

thanks so much for sharing susans story! such an inspiration.


[email protected] Tell Stories July 29, 2011 at 8:59 am

I am glad Susan was able to benefit from the generosity and kindness of others. A feel-good story.

I can’t help but think though that all provinces should be providing equivalent care. At least according to the Canada Health Act. I hope that changes are able to be made.


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 29, 2011 at 10:12 am

I think the interviews she’s received in the media are bringing attention to this important issue! It’s an added bonus, I guess!


Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 29, 2011 at 9:01 am

It really is amazing how generous the blogging community is :)

Looks delish Angela! Hope all is going well with your nephews.


Laura July 29, 2011 at 9:06 am

Just discovered your site a few weeks ago. I am SO in love! You have SOO many recipes and I love that you have a sweet tooth like me! Thanks for all the awesome recipes!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 29, 2011 at 10:12 am

Aww thanks Laura!


Beach Bum Beauty July 29, 2011 at 9:08 am

The blogging community surprises me every day, I’m so happy for Susan. You look like you’re having so much fun with your family too :-)


Charlie July 29, 2011 at 9:12 am

I would definitely eat this for breakfast!!!
And then maybe again for lunch.


Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy July 29, 2011 at 9:13 am

I’m so glad the fundraising is going so well! :) Makes me heart happy!

And the dip looks so good! I love that your recipes never use refined sugar!


Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans July 29, 2011 at 9:17 am

I was so inspired by the response to the auction and the out pouring of love and concern for Susan. This community is amazing!!


Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) July 29, 2011 at 9:18 am

That dip looks really simple to make :)

I hope you’re having a blast with your niece/nephew!


Heather (heathers dish) July 29, 2011 at 9:24 am

Heaven in a bowl is what it should be called!


Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine July 29, 2011 at 9:25 am

That looks amazing. :) And as always, your pictures are beautiful! You are so great at making food look pretty! Happy Friday and enjoy your family. :)


Katie @ Katie Rose Fitness July 29, 2011 at 9:33 am

Thanks for the recipe! I’m going to make it this afternoon to bring to the cabin with friends!


Nikita July 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

Thats great news about the fundraising!
You must be such an amazing hostess and “cool aunt.” Your family is lucky!


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit July 29, 2011 at 9:40 am

It looks so delicious! I’m glad to hear you’re all having a great time. Enjoy the long weekend!


Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing July 29, 2011 at 9:44 am

Aw, I can definitely see why Aunty Ange is popular with the kiddos! ;) Looks divine! Hope you have a great time with your family <3


Katie July 29, 2011 at 9:54 am

Never too early for chocolate or coffee = my motto in life!


Cait's Plate July 29, 2011 at 10:03 am

The things you do with chocolate and peanut butter make me swoon every time.

And yay!! I’m so glad the fundraiser was such a success! The blogging community really is amazing, isn’t it?


Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 29, 2011 at 10:11 am

It is so fantastic how much money was raised!!! This dip looks amazing.


VeggieGirl July 29, 2011 at 10:18 am

its never too early for chocolate, but I have recently given up coffee!!


VeggieGirl July 29, 2011 at 10:21 am

I cant quite believe I have actually, or that I just typed that :O

PS- what an AWESOME fundraiser!!!!!!!!


Dani Delicatessen July 29, 2011 at 10:25 am

This looks great! Definitely the perfect excuse to have dessert for breakfast : )


Haleigh July 29, 2011 at 10:32 am

Wow! What amazing results for the fundraiser.

I can’t wait to try the chocolate peanut butter dip. Two of my favorite foods made into one… I don’t know how I could not give it a try!


Cat @Breakfast to Bed July 29, 2011 at 10:35 am

I just want to pour it in my mouth. I don’t care how bad it would look.


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 29, 2011 at 10:43 am



The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh July 29, 2011 at 10:41 am

That dip looks amazing and I’m sure it’ll taste even better in mah belly! :-)

Thank you for sharing the fundraising info. It truly has restored my faith that there are good people left in this world. We’ve seemed to be exposed to the bottom of the barrel over the past week so this was very uplifting!


Nicole July 29, 2011 at 10:49 am

I am having a BBQ when I head home for a week next month and I’m already racking up apps & desserts to put out…this is sooooo going on the list!


Shannon ~ My Place In The Race July 29, 2011 at 10:59 am

The dip looks AMAZING! :P

It is truly wonderful how much money was raised for Susan! XOXO


Jessy (squeezetheday) July 29, 2011 at 11:10 am

Oh yum, this looks delicious!!


Amber K July 29, 2011 at 11:11 am

That looks absolutely delicious!!


Jackie @ That Deep Breath July 29, 2011 at 11:16 am

You have such beautiful photography! And the auction completely blew me away. Over $26,000… amazing!!


Carly July 29, 2011 at 11:17 am

I can’t wait to make that ASAP! Anytime a dip or anything creamy pops up, I have a sad face as 99% of the time they contain cashews which I’m allergic to. Thanks for this nut free bowl of deeelish! (I just use rice milk vs. almond milk!)


Beth July 29, 2011 at 11:19 am

Chocolate. Peanut butter. Dip. What’s not to like?!


Aja July 29, 2011 at 11:25 am

Wow, that is so great of them to raise all that money for her.

Also, peanut butter and chocolate is the best thing ever. I can’t wait to try this dip.


blossjoss July 29, 2011 at 11:29 am



Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty July 29, 2011 at 11:30 am

This sounds SOOOOOOOOOOO good!! Nothing like a little fruit fondue for breaky!!

I’ve made one similar with tahini!!


Eat Hike Sleep Repeat July 29, 2011 at 11:34 am

The dip is great, but the fundraiser is the real success. Well done!


Corrina_R July 29, 2011 at 11:40 am

mmmmmmmmmmmm nothing beats peanut butter and chocolate!!! That looks divine :)


Emilie July 29, 2011 at 11:41 am

Congrats on your amazing fundraiser and that tasty-looking dip! YOU are a success! Have a wonderful weekend. -Emilie and the Chew on That Blog


laura July 29, 2011 at 11:44 am

It warms my heart that the fundraiser was a success for Susan!
Pb + chocolate + fruit & coffee? = my favourite things :)


Zestful Lou July 29, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I want to pour that on my salad right now? Is that wrong?


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 29, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Of course not ;)


Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes July 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm

MMMMMMM! Peanut butter and chocolate…what’s not to like! :)


Kilee July 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Yum!!! This looks delicious! I love your photography skills for this post too.


DORIS July 29, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I thought you stopped drinking coffee?? :)
I always have one cup in the morning with a lot of foamy vanilla soy milk! LOVE IT and wouldn’t give up on it everrrrrrr


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm

lol, I like to have a cup now and then when sleep is low :)


Keri July 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm

oh my gosh i have to try this…it looks so good!


Susan July 29, 2011 at 1:41 pm

You forgot to mention Glo Bars have a cameo in that news piece! ;)



Angela (Oh She Glows) July 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I never got to see it! shucks! That is really cool though! What did they do?


Susan July 30, 2011 at 10:09 am

I used them as an example of the items that were sold in the auction. They showed a nice close-up of the label :)


Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm

chocolate and pbutter=perfection. :)


[email protected] July 29, 2011 at 2:03 pm

wowww this really touched my heart: “My Nana doesn’t have to give up her “just in case” nursing home savings” Thank you to everyone who participated/supported! I’m thankful to be a part of this community :D


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 29, 2011 at 2:13 pm

The dip looks fabulous! I think peanut butter mixed with chocolate, white chocolate, coconut oil/butter, or mixed with Nutella is a beautiful thing! (vegan Nutella is called Rawtella).

I make soooo many of my nobake bars and dessert recipes by starting off with 1 c of PB and then mixing it with other things to create the filling. Or boiling 1 c of peanut butter with 1 c of brown sugar. Crazy good.

I love PB spreads and dips (and fillings!) of all kinds. GREAT WORK!

And the words about Susan are so touching and when I wrote my post about it, I was practically crying at the outpouring of support from this entire community!


Michelle July 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm

As if I need another excuse to eat more fruit!


janetha @ meals & moves July 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I am salivating at my desk. That dip looks incredible!


Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine July 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip: it’s what’s for breakfast.

That’s what’s up :)


Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 29, 2011 at 3:03 pm

You are my saviour. I literally have been craving chocolate and peanut butter all freaking day, would you judge me if I used this as salad dressing?


Living, Learning, Eating July 29, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Yum…maybe I should have put THAT on this ( instead of olive oil? :P


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 29, 2011 at 4:04 pm

haha yes please


Ragnhild July 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm

OMG, I think I just fell in love with a bowl of dip :O
Its never too early to enjoy chocolate <3 You are welcome to be my aunt anytime ;)


Molly @ RDexposed July 29, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I’m sorry, did you mean to call this heaven in a bowl? Because that’s what it looks and sounds like.


Christine (The Raw Project) July 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Wow, this dip looks like the perfect breakfast! Agreed, never too early for chocolate!


Junga July 29, 2011 at 5:31 pm

When I freeze bananas in chunks they get rock hard. Are they supposed to go into the food processor like that?


Maxwell July 29, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I just made your fruit dip, but I am planning on using it as a banana soft serve topping and ice cream topping. It doesn’t look exactly like yours but it tastes amazing! Thanks for the recipe!


Alexandra (Veggin' Out in the Kitchen) July 29, 2011 at 7:03 pm

It’s so great that there are people like Susan to help those in need! :)

And I think I just about died and went to heaven when I read the title of this post! You’re definitely right that it would make a great breakfast! I mean fruit, healthy fats, antioxidants from chocolate… sounds pretty healthy to me ;)



Laura @ Special Treats July 29, 2011 at 7:33 pm

This is right up my alley, must try soon! :)


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 29, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I love thinking ahead to plan for posts for an entire week when I have something going on. I’m glad you’re having a nice time with your family, and this dip looks so so good!


[email protected] July 29, 2011 at 7:58 pm

WOW! that looks so good… I know what I am making this weekend!


Shelley July 29, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Oh my gosh! I don’t think i have the guts to make this cuz i seriously think i will just eat it…with a spoon.. by myself. Thats ok right :)


Jessi @ Quirky Cookery July 29, 2011 at 9:30 pm

It’s truly amazing what people can do when they work together. Just….amazing. I don’t even know what else to call it. <3


Kris July 30, 2011 at 6:16 am

Dora needs to step up to the times and get a GPS ;)

But in all seriousness, I’ve been enjoying your blogs for weeks and think you’re fantastic! I can’t wait to read more!!!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 30, 2011 at 6:56 am

true words! ;)



Michaela July 30, 2011 at 10:01 am

you are such a fabulous aunt!!
and I am smitten by the support for Susan, that is awesome.


Bee @ Icky Bee's Piece O' Cake July 30, 2011 at 10:19 am

I just made this dip and sheesh, I am trying (unsuccessfully) not to eat it with a spoon. I promised my husband some of this with apple slices, but I think it’s all going to be gone before he gets home! Mine turned out much fluffier, almost like a mousse, than your photos and I think it would make a great icing. Now, I’m off to find more things to put in/on this.


Jolene ( July 30, 2011 at 3:31 pm

That dip is inane. In an awesome way.


Sarah Williams July 31, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Wow! I just made this and it is phenomenal!!! I dipped graham crackers and melon in it and MAN was it delicious! Cant wait to eat left overs in my lunch at work tomorrow!


Kristin August 1, 2011 at 9:29 pm

This dip sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try it!


Maggie Wilson August 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Hi Angela, I made this today for my kids and my daughter’s friend. They LOVED it. Thanks for another great recipe. Love your blog :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) August 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Glad to hear you enjoyed it Maggie!


kate August 2, 2011 at 9:49 pm

OMG…..I made this this afternoon for my kids and we were literally ohhing and ahhing the entire time! Thank you for the great treat and all of your wonderful ideas! I love reading your blog!


Carissa August 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Yes please! This is getting added to my breakfast list. Yum!


Marianne August 5, 2011 at 2:54 am

The dip looks delicious, but what I really want to know is – where are those spoons from? I see them everywhere on blogs, but have no idea where they come from!


Kate August 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Wooow that looks so good! I have a hard time saying No to peanut butter and chocolate myself! Actually I’ve got a bunch of recipes on my healthy vegan blog with either or both of those as the stars. I’ve posted about your blog on a couple of occasions because you have so many wonderful recipes over here! Thanks a bunch for all the inspiration! =)


Anita Pepita January 20, 2013 at 4:07 am

Omg Angela… why tempt me at 8pm at night? 12 hours after you say you may eat this! I made it but I had to change it as I of course didn’t have all the ingredients. I used half peanut butter and half sunflower seed butter, and didn’t use chocolate but instead added some raw, organic coconut and extra cocoa powder. To. Die. For.


Annie October 9, 2013 at 4:53 pm

is there any way to make this with less sweetener? any suggestions for something i can replace the maple syrup with? I’m on a really restricted diet and sugar isn’t allowed but it just looks so tempting…


Tracy October 29, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Thanks for this recipe! I made this dip for a chips and dip party and served it with banana chips. It was a big hit! However, I will say that mine came out super thin – more of a sauce than a dip. I ended up adding a little extra PB, cacao powder, and some oat flour to thicken it up. That worked, but I am left wondering why my initial version came out so thin. Thanks again!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 30, 2017 at 7:40 am

Hey Tracy, Thanks for letting me know! It could be due to variations in thickness for nut butters. Sometimes they can be on the oily side or very thin, sometimes very thick and dry. I love that you were able to thicken it up by adding more PB and cocoa powder though! Good call.


Laura January 25, 2018 at 6:10 pm

I just attempted this and (like Tracy wrote in October) it came out very thin. I didn’t even use a full cup of almond milk. Tried adding extra cocoa, extra PB, and finally a little cornstarch. It’s finally become as thick as a milkshake. Tastes good, but definitely not a dip.


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 26, 2018 at 8:42 am

Hey Laura, Thank you so much for your feedback! I have made a note to test this recipe and update the amounts. So sorry it was too thin for you!


Ashley Andres February 2, 2020 at 4:25 pm

Oh my goodness! This is SOOOOOOOO good! Made it just now to take to a SuperBowl Party (Go 49ers!). Serving it with blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and apples. My daughter said she would eat this every day. Vegan, healthy and delicious!! Thank you!


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