I have a few vegan friends so my Facebook feed is often filled with things made with or from chickpeas. Seriously chickpeas can be turned into anything! They aren’t just for hummus anymore. I have seen recipes for everything from chickpea burgers to chickpea buttercream and other sweet treats. I’ve really been wondering how in the world in the world the chickpea does it. Yet alone how do all these chickpea creations taste. So I jumped right on into the deep end of chick pea recipes, Faux Cookie Dough Dip.
I think most people have memories of making cookies and eating bites of the cookie dough but never too much because of the raw eggs. It’s the best part of making cookies; it’s classic comfort food. With faux cookie dough dip I have found the perfect solution to having cookie dough and being able to eat it without much worry of salmonella or the calories. There is no egg, no butter and no flour and the recipe can easily be made completely vegan if desired. Healthy cookie dough yes please! I am all about healthy substitutions and this dip was a winner!
I know what you are thinking though, how in the world do you transform a can of beans into something sweet and delicious? I thought the same thing as I was opening my chickpeas but it works. I can’t tell you how other than chickpea magic. I threw my ingredients into my food processor and out came cookie dough deliciousness! My entire family loved the cookie dough dip and had no clue how healthy it really was, let alone it was made from chickpeas. The faux cookie dough dip pairs beautifully with apples. I loved it with a honey crisp apple while my daughter enjoyed her’s with a granny smith. Then again you could skip the apples and just dig into it with a spoon. I wouldn’t judge you if you did, i’d probably ask where is my spoon? Can I have some too?
Do you cook with chickpeas? What is your favorite chickpea recipe?
- 1½ cups cooked chickpeas
- 6 tablespoons brown sugar
- ¼ cup nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter,etc.)
- 3 tablespoons oats
- 1 tablespoon milk (dairy,almond, etc.)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips (carob chips may be substituted)
- Blend chickpeas, brown sugar, peanut butter, oats, milk, vanilla extract, salt, and baking soda together in a food processor until smooth; fold in chocolate chips
Recipe from Allrecipes.com