Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tasty Snack Tuesday - Faux Cookie Dough Dip

Friends, it is Tuesday, and you know what that means - time to balance out with a super tasty healthy snack!

When you make cookies, (or, if you're me, cakes, scones, bars, etc), do you find yourself always nibbling as you work through the recipe?  No?  Is it really just me?  It can't be.  Someone's lying here. :-)  At any rate, check out the recipe:

Faux Cookie Dough Dip

1 1/2 cups canned chickpeas, rinsed, and drained well
3 tablespoons nut butter butter of your choice
pinch of baking soda
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons brown sugar
few splashes milk of your choice

It doesn't get much simpler than this - add everything but the milk to a food processor and puree.  Add milk as needed until you get the consistency you want (less for a thicker dip, more for thinner), and taste along the way.  I was very happy with only 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, but you may want it sweeter.  Enjoy this spread on toast, graham crackers, anything you want - the possibilities are endless.  The best part?  Divide this recipe into 8 servings, and each servings is barely 100 calories, and packed with protein!

I don't have a picture for you today, sorry - but I assure you, if you make this, you won't be disappointed!

Have a great Tuesday!

Recipe adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie