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Spicy Chocolate Bean Dip

This Spicy Chocolate Bean Dip is a delicious union of spicy and sweet flavors. This dip is a perfect snacking option when chips are around.

Lately, I find myself indulging in a large amount of self-evaluation. At the end of the day, instead of throwing blame on someone else for something said or done; I find myself reflecting on what I said or did that exacerbated a situation; or, what I could have said or done to handle a situation better. Weird as it might sound, it was this self-evaluating that led me to ponder my recent indulgence in a large quantity of chocolate.


You see – just having the letters c.h.o.c.o.l.a.t.e roll of my tongue in that order, makes me fill up with hope! Hearing myself say those letters in that order has me fill up with anticipation; seeing and smelling chocolate has those salivary glands in the back of my mouth kick into overdrive; and, well – tasting it just transports me away! Just me? Or, do I happen to have another chocolate lover reading along? 


I adore chocolate in all its splendor. Yes, I adore chocolate skillet cakes and chocolate cookies and try to convince y’all, my fellow bloggers, to send me any chocolate creations y’all whip up; but, I also adore the depth of flavor chocolate brings to savory dishes – like this one.


This is a flavor-packed dip, guaranteed to send all your senses into overdrive. As my daughter has been having some of her friends come over to help her explain the rules of basketball to me during the ongoing college games; the least I can do is to feed these ever-obliging teenagers – what else than something containing chocolate?!  😉 

But, juggling a crazy hectic schedule, and teenage appetites, and finicky choices, brought me to the conclusion that making a couple of dips and having a vast variety of eats for them to graze on, would be ideal. This chocolate bean dip incorporates some of the ingredients used in a Mole Sauce; and, since my daughter and her friends love Taquitos, I picked up some Delimex Chicken Taquitos and some Delimex Beef and Cheddar Rolled Tacos from the freezer section of our neighborhood Walmart to be enjoyed with this dip.


While this vegetarian Chocolate Bean dip is a complicated collaboration of flavors – putting it together is a cinch and can be pulled together in less than 30 minutes – with the most time taken for cooking the onions!

1- You start off by putting a couple of tablespoons of Olive Oil into a pan

2- Then you add a chopped up onion to this and saute it for about 15 minutes, stirring constantly

3- Then, a cup and a half of vegetable broth is added in

4- After that, add in a tablespoon of tomato paste and a teaspoon each of cumin, coriander, paprika, chili powder, chili flakes and salt to the pan and bring it to a slow simmer for about 2 minutes

5- Add a cup and a half of black beans (canned or soaked and cooked)

6- Add one once of dark chocolate (100% cacao) and stir till melted

7- Add 2 teaspoons honey and 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice and a cup of diced tomatoes and increase flame for about 10 minutes till – till extra liquid is absorbed (depending on your stove, this might take less than 10 minutes or more).

8- Top with sambol olek and chopped chives and cheese and enjoy!

Spicy Chocolate Bean Dip

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Shashi
This Spicy Chocolate Bean Dip is a delicious union of spicy and sweet flavors. This dip is a perfect snacking option when chips are around.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes can be omitted it you don’t like it too spicy
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust to your taste
  • 1 1/2 cups black beans canned or soaked and cooked
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate 100% cacao
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • To garnish – Sambol olek cheese, chives or any of your preferences.


  • Add the onions into a pan with the olive oil and let cook for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently
  • Pour in the vegetable broth and bring to a slow simmer (about 2 minutes)
  • Add in the tomato paste and spices and salt and stir till well incorporated
  • Add the black beans, dark chocolate, honey, lime juice, and tomatoes and let cook for about 10 minutes – or till excess liquid is absorbed
  • Top with sambol olek, cheese, and chives, and enjoy
  • Any leftovers can be thinned down with water and enjoyed as a soup!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 1265mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 9g
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  1. Diane says:

    What is a great wine to pair with this?

    • Shashi says:

      I am not a wine expert but if you have a Costco or Sprouts near you, the people who work in the wine section might have a suggestion? Good luck!

  2. nagimaehashi says:

    Hi Shashi! I found you from a comment on my blog – wow! I adore your recipes – they are DIFFERENT but familiar with lots of big flavours, just my type of food! This one really caught my eye. LOVE it!

  3. mamasick says:

    I envy your talents
    ! It looks so yummy! Stopping by from the Saturday Sharefest.

  4. Kelly says:

    This is such a creative dip! I love that you added chocolate to a savory recipe! The spicy chili paste is such a welcome hint of heat too! The dip looks amazing with those taquitos and would make a great appetizer while watching the game!

  5. I can only imagine how good this dip tasted!

  6. Kristen says:

    Wow, this is SO original and I love the combo. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  7. Christine says:

    Okay, you officially have several chocolate-loving readers popping up on the blog! Here’s one more…and I love how inventive this is. I am totally going to try this one night (and not tell anyone the secret ingredient;).

  8. ashley says:

    I am all for this combination of flavors!! Great job!

  9. Jessie says:

    I can’t speak for anyone else, but this chocolate lover was following along through the whole post. You had me sold at the c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e 🙂

  10. This is such an interesting combination of flavors, Shashi! Yum!!

  11. The dark chocolate! Ah! love!

  12. Howie Fox says:

    Wow, that is an interesting combination of flavors! Definitely pinned. The most awesome thing about this is that all ingredients are easy to get hold of. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  13. This looks unreal! Can’t wait to make and enjoy.

  14. I AM VERY unsure about chocolate and beans together, but I know it’s a big deal in Mexican Cuisine!

  15. Kim says:

    Yum – this looks amazing!!! This would be so much fun to make and play our guessing game (the boys like to guess ingredients)!!

  16. Mira says:

    I love Delimex, but this dip is outstanding!!! Need to definitely try it!!!

  17. Emily says:

    This flavor combination sounds AMAZING! I’m looking forward to trying it the next time we’re having Delimex Mexican foods! #client

  18. I love chicken mole so this is right up my alley. The spice mix sounds particularly awesome.
    Great recipe Shashi!

  19. Love it! Awesome looking dip and your photos are beautiful.

  20. spicedblog says:

    What a fun idea, Shashi! We made mole sauce the other night with a friend, and it turned out great. But I’ve never thought about turning it into a dip for taquitos! Sign me up! (And that’s something that I don’t need to think too hard about…haha!)

  21. I am a chocolate lover too and I really need to experiment more with using it in savory foods. I am loving this spicy bean dip!

  22. Farrah says:

    This sounds so good! :D! I’m gonna attempt to try it when I get back home! My friend isn’t too keen on throwing chocolate into a usually-savory recipe, haha. (But maybe I can convert her! 😛 )

  23. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    I have never tried the chocolate in a savoury recipe. This sounds and looks amazing!

  24. Natalia says:

    It sounds interesting!

  25. Now that dish would be a celebration at my house! Lovely photos too!