Skinny Red Velvet Cookie Dough Dip is secretly healthy that is full of cookie dough flavor but none of the guilt! A dessert you can feel good about indulging in!
It’s about time we have some sweets!
It’s been a long month of eating healthy so I thought a well deserved dessert was in order. Between the slow cooker Hawaiian burrito bowls to homemade teriyaki garlic wings to greek yogurt dips, I thought our stomachs could use some sugar!
I mean it’s Friday, so all things sweets are a go. At least in my book. Because let’s be real no meal for me is complete with something sweet at the end. Even if my meal is slightly sweet, I need a real dessert to classify the end of my feeding session. Don’t act like I am the only one!
When those sugar cravings strike, which are often, I start to rummage in my pantry or fridge for anything chocolate covered or peanut butter filled. During the holidays I had all the cookies I could handle but its been a ghost town these days. Never good for a girl with zero patience.
Last year we decided that Valentine’s Day deserved chocolate. Which rightly so. It is a holiday centered around love. And I sure do love chocolate. This year, I revamped my cookie dough recipe to be a bit more festive, you know puts its party pants on. It decided red velvet was the way to go because let’s be honest….red velvet is every.wh.ere. this holiday.
I do love red velvet but my heart belongs to my Grandma’s red velvet cake because it was authentic with buttermilk, cocoa and completed with a cooked icing that was .omygawd. good. There is no replacing the cooked icing. Not even the cream cheese imposters these days can stand up to my Grandma’s recipe. Yes. I may be bias but everyone that was able to experience her baking would stand behind me. I haven’t put her recipe up here because, well, it tips the scale of unhealthy. But would anyone care for it? If so, my Mom and I would love to whip it up and snap a few pictures for you all! You just say the words!
We have all seen the healthy cookie dough recipes out there, but I have yet to see a red velvet cookie dough that does not contain cake mix! I added a bit of dark cocoa powder to bring out that red velvet flavor and the bitterness from he cocoa works perfectly. A bit of sugar and red food coloring, and you both will be Valentine’s Day ready!
- 1½ cups chickpeas (drained and rinsed very well)
- ⅛ tsp plus 1/16 tsp salt
- tiny bit over ⅛ tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
- ¼ cup nut butter
- 2 T Maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp dark cocoa powder
- Few drops red food coloring
- ¼ - ½ cup truvia (depending on how sweet you want it)
- 2 Tbsp Oats
- Up to ¼ cup almond milk, only if needed
- 3 T mini dairy free chocolate chips
- To serve: Strawberries, Graham Crackers
- Combine all ingredients in a blender, except chocolate chips.
- Puree very well. May need to use a spatula to move mixture around. Add milk to help combine mixture if needed.
- Once pureed very well. Taste for sweetness. If you want it sweeter, add more maple or stevia.
- Transfer to mixing bowl and fold in chocolate chips. Serve with strawberries and graham crackers! The possibilities are endless on what to serve this delicious dip with...marshmallows, pretzels and apples would be great as well!
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If you make this recipe, make sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #HOUSEWIFEINTRAININGFILES. I’d love to see what you are cooking up in your kitchen!