Friday, December 23, 2011

No need for fat pants!

After some yummy treats this week we need to have something that is healthy and will not make us grab those fat pants!   So today I am posting  Cookie Dough Dip.   I know what you are thinking.  That can't possibly be healthy.  But it is.  There is a secret ingredient that makes it healthy.   Chickpeas.
Here is the recipe:

Cookie Dough Dip
Recipe courtesy of
  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas (1 can, drained) (250g)
  • 1/8 tsp plus 1/16 tsp salt
  • tiny bit over 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup nut butter (You can get away with using only 3 T. If you use peanut butter, it’ll have a very-slight “pb cookie dough” taste, so if you don’t want this, you can sub oil.)
  • up to 1/4 cup nondairy milk (Start with 1 T, and add more as needed)
  • Sweetener (see note below, for amount)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 to 3 T oats (or flaxmeal) (You can omit, but also omit the milk if you do)
Add all ingredients (except for chocolate chips) to a blender or food processor, and blend until very smooth. Then mix in the chocolate chips.
I made two batches.  One with the peanut butter/biscotti butter and one with oil.  The one on the left is made with oil and not as firm.  Michael loved both of them which says a lot!  He is one picky eater!  Of course both kids liked them but Kyra is not a fan of peanut butter so the second batch was made for her.  

Hope you enjoy it!

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