Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chocolate Cookie Dough

What do you get when you combine chocolate and cookie dough?

Only the most delicious brownie and cookie hybrid you've ever tasted.  I give you, Chocolate Cookie Dough!

I've been playing around with this idea for a while now.  At first it was a brownie batter dip, but that version ended up in the trash.  Time for a change of plans!

I decided to simply take my Healthy Cookie Dough recipe and make it chocolate.  It worked like charm!

This Chocolate Cookie Dough has the thick texture of cookie dough, but the chocolate taste of a brownie.  The taste is very similar to an unbaked version of these cookies minus the caramel and oats.

It's super good and disappeared within 24 hours at my house.

Chocolate Cookie Dough
(based on this recipe)

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 dates
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients but chocolate chips in the bowl of a food processor.  Blend until a thick mixture has formed.  Make sure there are no chickpea clumps.  This could take a bit, so keep blending until you get there.  Add chocolate chips and process until broken into small pieces.  Transfer cookie dough to desired serving dish and store in fridge.  Recipe makes about 1 1/4 cups.  See below for ideas on how to use it.

You can use this Chocolate Cookie Dough any way you would use the normal cookie dough.  Top cupcakes with it, make it into whoopie pie filling, eat it by the spoonful.  For a cute and fun dessert, you can roll a bit up into little balls like in the above picture.


Revisited Recipe of the Day:

Chocolate Banana Cake

(P.S. Life's getting pretty busy, so posts may get a bit less frequent.  Sorry about that!  I still plan on posting as much as possible though.)

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  1. How does everything you make look super amazing?? Can't wait to try this.

    1. Awww, thanks Erika. I can't say it's all me, though. The food just looks amazing in the first place!

  2. Can these actually be baked up as cookies?

    1. I'm not sure, as I haven't tried it, but you could certainly give it a shot.

  3. I imagine that the cookie dough balls (above) could be dipped into melted chocolate and decorated. ^.^

  4. Just curious but has anyone had a bad experience with chickpea 'cookie dough's'? I have tried a few with little success and can always taste the chickpea, which is a little off putting. I like that this recipe has oats though and I'm also thinking the cocoa disguises the flavor a little.