Sometimes I make chocolate chip cookies just because I want to eat the dough. By the time I get around to actually baking the cookies I have already consumed a fair amount of dough. I know you have never done that. 😉
Just the other day I was about to whip up a batch of cookies when it hit me. I have seen tons of recipes using bazaar ingredients to recreate brownies and cookies. I am not really a fan of taking something beloved like that and trying to make it into something healthy. It never tastes the same and doesn’t satisfy your cravings.
Instead of taking something decadent and making healthy, I decided to take super healthy ingredients and turn them into a decadent treat! See the difference? What I came up with is a winner, kids. For reals. I am eating the last bit by the spoonful as I type this.
Now when those cookie dough cravings hit you don’t have to feel guilty! Grab some pretzels (or a spoon) and dig in!
Good For You Cookie Dough Dip
By: Back For Seconds
- 15 oz can drained and rinsed chickpeas
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup cacao nibs or chocolate chips
- 1 Tbs chia seeds (optional)
- 1 Tbs caramel sauce (optional)
- M&M’s (optional)
- pretzels for dipping
In a food processor blend chickpeas, oats, peanut butter, brown sugar, baking soda, and vanilla until smooth. If you want to add a major health punch add the chia seeds. They give a slightly nutty flavor and a seedy texture, so if you want this to be more like traditional cookie dough omit the seeds. I personally loved the addition of chia seeds though 😉 Stir in chocolate chips and, voila! Cookie dough!
To make this a totally decadent treat pour on a bit of caramel sauce and sprinkle with M&M’s. It will still have all the nutrition….just a few extra calories this way 😉