Hi, I am Brianne, former-Chemical-Engineer-turned-Stay-at-Home-Mama-and-Blogger over at Cupcakes & Kale Chips. I am so excited to be guest posting here at Southern Mom Cooks, and I’ve got some Monster Cookie Dough Dip for you. We are huge college football fans in my house, so I love a good tailgate. And when I am thinking gameday snacks, I’m thinking dip. So why not a dip for dessert? Just save a few of those pretzels, make some cinnamon sugar tortilla chips, or find these awesome chocolate tortilla chips!
As you can probably tell from the name of my blog, I believe in a balance between the healthy and the indulgent, and this recipe is exactly that. You’ve seen those recipes for Monster Cookies, right? Basically they are a peanut butter oatmeal cookie loaded with chocolate chips and M&M’s or other candies. Well, imagine a bowl full of the cookie dough. Sure, this dip is packed with chocolate and peanut buttery goodness, but it’s actually made with a secret ingredient and doesn’t have any flour. What the what?!?! Yup… trust me on this one!
It would also make a super-fun after school snack with some fruit or graham crackers. Heck, it’s chickpeas – I sent it to camp with my little guy for lunch on some apple slices. Pay no attention to the M&M’s in my kid’s lunchbox 🙂
One 15 oz. can chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and dried on a paper towel
1/4 c (half a stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/4 c peanut butter
1/2 c brown sugar
2 t vanilla extract
1/4 t salt
1/2 c semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c old fashioned oats
Two single serving (1.69 oz.) bags or about 1/2 c M&M’s
Pretzels, cinnamon sugar or chocolate tortilla chips, graham crackers, fruit, etc. for serving
1. Place the chickpeas, butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt into a food processor, and process until smooth. You may need to scrape with a spatula or break up clumps of brown sugar once or twice in order to get it completely smooth.
2. Scoop the mixture into a bowl, add the oats and chocolate chips, and mix in completely.
3. Add the M&M’s and stir briefly to combine (see Note).
4. Serve with pretzels, cinnamon sugar or chocolate tortilla chips, graham crackers, fruit, etc. for dipping or spreading.
Once you’ve added the M&M’s, be careful not to overstir, or the colors will run and get all smeary. If you want to have those bright pops of color, reserve a few M&M’s and press them into the top of the dip just before serving.
Dip can be stored for several days in the fridge, but the oats will soften a bit and the dip will firm up, so you may want to serve with a knife for spreading.
I want to thank Kelli for having me in the kitchen for the Tailgating Party today, and I hope you’ll stop by and see me at Cupcakes & Kale Chips or follow along to see more yummy food (and maybe a few cute pic of my boys)…
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