When you make cookie dough, maybe you're like me and have to snitch just a little bit more dough...10 more times! My kids love cookie dough too, maybe even more than cookies. So I was really excited to find this recipe from The Wannabe Chef. It's a healthy alternative to cookie dough, minus eggs.
Since my new Cuisinart 7-cup food processor just came in the mail today I had to try something fun and new. This definitely was both of those. It looks like cookie dough and is about 90% as tasty. Perfect for apple dipping...or finger dipping.
So I know this still has sugar in it - in the form of syrup, but play around with amounts. I'm excited to try Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Also, you could play with the different add-ins. I did mini semi sweet chocolate chips. I'm personally a fan of milk chocolate. You could add cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and some pureed pumpkin (with chocolate chips) for a fall variant. Definitely worth experimenting on!
from The Wannabe Chef
2 cups chick peas (about 1 can, drained and rinsed)
1/4 cup natural (no sugar added) peanut butter
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp syrup (I added less...start with a smaller amount and add gradually to taste)
1/2 Tbsp vanilla
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Using your food processor, puree the chick peas, peanut butter, syrup, and vanilla. Process until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and serve.
*Mine is in the fridge right now. I'm excited to taste it cold, I think it will taste even better. I'm thinking it would even be a good topping for my whole wheat pancakes (that are oil free and egg free).