This Healthy Salted Caramel Cookie dough is the perfect indulgent treat that also happens to be healthy. If you have been following me for a while, you know that I am always looking for treats that satisfy my sweet tooth without guilt. This recipe is just that.
You are probably wondering, but CHICKPEAS? Won’t this “cookie dough” taste like chickpeas? The answer is no! It tastes like a sweet hummus, but without the chickpea taste, because the chickpea taste is masked by the sweetness of the dates, the vanilla, and of course, the chocolate! And, if you like your cookie dough even sweeter, add an extra date or a tablespoon maple syrup.
This recipe makes about 2-3 cups of cookie dough, so there is plenty for you to share. I recommend storing it in a glass container and keeping it in the refrigerator for up to one week.
And by calling this recipe “cookie dough,” you probably think that this can only be eaten for dessert. But NOPE! You can eat it for breakfast too. Chickpeas are so good for you. They are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, and have been known to possess a variety of health benefits, such as improving digestion, aiding weight management. They are also high in protein. So don’t be afraid to indulge, get your chickpea on!
As you can see in the instructions, I recommend that you soak your dates overnight so that they get nice and soft, and make for a creamier cookie dough. If you forget and don’t want to do that, it is ok! I promise your cookie dough will still turn out perfect.
Hope you enjoy this recipe!
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in your posts and I’ll re-share!