With Super Bowl 50 less than 2 weeks away, it’s time to start planning your Super Bowl menu. I know, I know, you’ll probably just order a pizza and some wings, but why not have at least one nutritious menu item? And why not serve a secretly nutritious dessert, like this delicious cookie dough dip???
Since discovering Katie’s cookie dough dip recipe on ChocolateCoveredKatie.com, I’ve adapted her recipe and made it 4 times in the past two weeks. I’ve even eaten a couple of spoonfuls for breakfast on the busy days, but that’s okay because it’s healthful!
What could possibly be in this cookie dough dip that makes it good for you?
I’m glad you asked!
This dip is made primarily of chickpeas, oats, almond butter, tahini (sesame seed paste), and vanilla. My recipe is sweetened with a little maple syrup, but you can use any sweetener you prefer. I also add mini vegan chocolate chips, but if you’re an absolute purist, carob chips would work too.
From these ingredients you get fiber, protein, healthful fats, good carbs, calcium, and other important vitamins and minerals!
The thought of eating chickpeas in a dessert might concern you, but if you rinse them well, you won’t detect any bean flavor. Trust me!
I like to serve this cookie dough dip with apple slices, but my husband likes it on graham crackers. Or, if it’s just for your family, you can shovel it into your faces with spoons! Gotta get all of those nutrients, right?
- 1 15-oz can chickpeas (low sodium), drained and rinsed well
- ¼ c. rolled oats (certified gluten-free if needed)
- ¼ c. pure maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
- 2 T. almond butter
- 2 T. tahini (or 2 more T. almond butter)
- 2 t. vanilla extract
- ¼ t. sea salt
- ⅓ c. vegan chocolate chips (I prefer mini chips)
- Sliced apple and graham crackers for serving
- Combine all dip ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor until smooth. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides once or twice.
- Add all but about one Tablespoon of the chocolate chips into the food processor and pulse a few times to incorporate.
- Transfer the dip to a serving bowl, lightly cover, and place in the fridge at least one hour to chill and thicken a bit.
- Before serving, sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on top of the dip so your guests can tell what it is.
- Serve with apple slices and graham crackers, or eat with a spoon!
You can try making this in a blender if you don't have a food processor, but it will be much more difficult.
This dip keeps in the fridge about 4 days (but I doubt it will last that long!).
It’s a good thing this dip is nutritious, because I typically keep all of these ingredients on hand. Sometimes, after a hard day of being on my feet, working out, etc., I find that I’m still hungry an hour after dinner. This dessert would be so easy to throw together and eat with an apple for a healthful and satisfying snack!
Okay, now that we’ve established what you’re making for your Super Bowl dessert, let’s talk about the game.
I grew up in Nashville, so by default I’m a Titans fan for life (unfortunately). But I married a long-time North Carolina dweller and Panthers fan, so I’m legitimately aboard the bandwagon.
I’ve even been to a few of the Panthers games, and I’m in love . . .
Just kidding, I’m happily married!
For now 😉
Now I have a lot of respect for Peyton, and normally I’d be rooting for him to have a Super Bowl win before he retires, but this year I hope the Panthers ABSOLUTELY CRUSH the Broncos.
No mercy. None.
So anyway, I hope you make my cookie dough dip and love it, but most of all, I hope you cheer for my Panthers.
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Another great game day dip is my vegan queso! Check it out!