Monday, April 9, 2012

Cookie Dough Dip (it's good for you!)

I pinned this recipe a long time ago, but it leapt to mind again when I was having a friend over who'd just recently started a diet. (Unfortunately, her diet precluded this, so I had to eat it myself. Darn.)

It's like a bowl of cookie dough—only instead of being full of butter, sugar and raw eggs, this uses yummy alternatives that happen to be better for you. (Okay, except for the chocolate chips. Those are still the same, if you want them to be.)

Photo by Chocolate-Covered Katie

Chocolate-Covered Katie, creator of the recipe, freely admits she has no sweet tooth. Meanwhile, I'm the opposite. So I can tell you: go for the full 1/4 cup sweetener. (I used agave nectar since I had it on hand [because I bought it to use on my hair. I'm weird, huh.]) I also found that both chilling it and storing it seemed to make the chickpea/hummus flavor more pronounced, so every time I pulled it out (yes, somehow our family made this last three days), I added a little more peanut butter and agave nectar to counteract that.

As per Katie's request, I'm not reposting the recipe here—just telling you that if you pinned this and haven't tried it yet (okay, even if you haven't pinned it!), give it a try!

One suggestion: do not mention that there are chickpeas/garbanzos in this when you serve it. Do like Katie did and let people try it on their own before they know it's healthy.

5 comments:

Smallgood said...

Healthy cookie dough dip that tastes good? Seriously? I may have to make this fro the family. My husband hates hummus, but I wonder if disguising it as cookie dough dip would get him to eat it. :)

Just Jaime said...

This is very intriguing!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Looks good to me! I could never tell my husband it had garbanzo beans in it....even if he liked it!! Thanks for sharing!

Tracy said...

I am not one for eating raw cookie dough, but my girls are.
But the chickpeas and beans....well now I'm not sure, lol.

Katie said...

yum! i love cookie dough!

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