Now that credit has been given where credit is due, let me rave about this for just a minute. This recipe is basically a sweet twist on hummus - a garbanzo bean dip for those looking for a healthy and satisfying dessert option. I made the sugar-free version this morning (sweetened by the naturally high sugar content of dates soaked overnight in water) and it is AMAZING. I really, really like cookie dough and now I can get all the flavor and fun with no eggs, butter, or flour.
Have fun - leave out the chocolate chips and this can definitely be shared with toddlers and older babies since it has a good squishy consistency. There are other dessert dips on the blog including a chocolatey brownie batter dip.. I have a feeling our garbanzo bean consumption is going to go up dramatically in this house!
This is going to be our afternoon snack, dipped up with apple slices and celery sticks. Mmmm...
Copied straight from Chocolate Covered Katie:
"Cookie Dough Dip
Inspired by this awesome recipe.
- 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 milk of choice (Start with 1 T, and add more as needed)
- Sweetener (see note below, for amount)
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips or sugar-free chocolate chips
- 2 to 3 T oats (or flaxmeal) (You can omit, but also omit the milk if you do)
See the following link for a Sugar-Free Version.
Sweetener Notes: I used 2/3 cup brown sugar when I first made this for the party. Liquid sweeteners (agave, maple, etc.) are fine as well, as is evaporated cane juice. You can easily get away with less sugar– some people will be perfectly fine with just 3 T for the whole recipe! And if you don’t want any sugar, be sure to check out the “no-sugar” version linked above. (You can also use stevia, if you like the taste of stevia-sweetened desserts. Try 2-3 packets of NuNaturals stevia, and add more sweetener if needed. I wouldn’t recommend serving an all-stevia version to party guests, though.)"