Monday, March 19, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

You probably think this is some kind of mean trick.  Let me assure you, it isn't.  This stuff is for real.  Trust me, I've made it about eleventy-thousand times now.  Really, I should just do myself a favor and start quadrupling the recipe.  Maybe then it would last more than 25 seconds.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip (no sugar - no kidding)    
1 1/2 cups chickpeas (1 can, drained)
heaping 1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda (a bit more)
1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup nut butter (can decrease but I use 1/4 cup)
1 and 1/4 cup pitted dates, soaked
1/3 cup chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand)
2 Tablespoons oats
few drops of stevia
nondairy milk as needed (I use it to thin it out just a bit - few T. at the most)

In a bowl, cover the dates with 1/2 cup water.  Let this sit for several hours (the original recipe says 8 but you can get away with 2-3).  Add all ingredients (including the date water), except chocolate chips, to a blender and blend until very very smooth.  Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes and then stir in chocolate chips.

Serve as a dessert dip (with apple slices or crackers???) or pudding, mix into oatmeal, stuff into cupcakes or my personal favorite, top pancakes with it.  You just can't go wrong with this one.  And let me tell you, my baby is a HUGE fan.  It was especially awesome when she ate it for breakfast yesterday and then had trumpets in her trousers throughout the  duration of our church service.  Good times yo.


McKelle said...

Oh...those trumpets can cause some major embarrassment!

Elizabeth said...

How many dates make up 1 1/4 cups?

Annie said...

I just use about 1 handful of dates. I never measure anything. And yesterday I didn't soak them and it worked fine. So yeah, it's hard to screw this one up.

Lisa said...

I'm excited to try this one! My son is having to go gluten, dairy, sugar free for a while. This will make his week! And mine : )

Heather J. said...

Our kids LOVED this--we called it "dessert dip" and they thought it was the coolest thing that I let them eat it mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and even before dinner.