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Edible Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Dough

June 13, 2017

Have that craving for raw cookie dough, but want to keep things healthy? This Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is raw, vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free but still tastes amazing. And it’s ready in 5 minutes!

Have that craving for raw cookie dough, but want to keep things healthy? This Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is raw, vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free but still tastes amazing. And it's ready in 5 minutes!

I used to live with so many food rules. No eating after 9:00. No carbs after noon. NO DESSERT.

I know, what a horrible way to live. And well I wish I could have a very stern talking-to with this misinformed 21 year old, she’s shaped the person I am today, including becoming a woman who never ever turns down dessert.

So many of the choices I used to make for my health seem so foreign to me now. All those rules and lists of foods I could or couldn’t eat just don’t exist in my life anymore. But I’ve also retained some great habits I learned like actually being able to cook and make something out of, well, nothing. I also truly fell in love vegetables. The difference now is that I also love peanut butter and chocolate too. Life is so much more awesome when you can enjoy both.

Have that craving for raw cookie dough, but want to keep things healthy? This Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is raw, vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free but still tastes amazing. And it's ready in 5 minutes!

People ask me frequently what “intuitive eating” means to me and it’s precisely this. It’s understanding that there’s foods that fuel our bodies and foods that feed our souls and we need a good balance of both to feel great.

I like using cookie dough as an example, because I think it explains it well. Cookie dough is basically the best thing ever, right? Minus the whole salmonella and that gross icky feeling we all get when we eat too much sugar. That doesn’t mean sugar, or fat, or carbs are evil. It just simply means that eating too much of it can make us not feel great.

If you want to eat it, I say go for it! Dream big, my friends. But if you can make a substitute that tastes as delicious, and also doesn’t give you a sugar crash, why not try it? If it can fuel my body, AND my soul, I am sold.

Have that craving for raw cookie dough, but want to keep things healthy? This Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is raw, vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free but still tastes amazing. And it's ready in 5 minutes!

So what’s in this edible peanut butter cookie dough? Just 6 simple ingredients:

-Chickpeas: an awesome source of protein and fiber
MaraNatha Organic Peanut Butter: love this brand! It’s so creamy and has a sweetness with no refined sugar.
-Ground Flaxseeds: A natural thickener and great source of omega fatty acids.
-Maple Syrup: An awesome natural sweetener 
-Vanilla Extract: Adds sweetness and that cookie dough flavor
-Chocolate Chips: Because we all could use a little more chocolate in our lives.

Just throw it all into a food processor or high speed blender and you’ve got a delicious dessert or snack that tastes awesome and makes you feel great.

How many calories/fat/carbs? I don’t know! And truthfully, I don’t care. Let your intuition guide how much you should have. Listen to your body. Love your body and eat the damn dessert.

That is all 🙂

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Edible Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Dough

PREP TIME 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Serves 8     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 15oz cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup MaraNatha Peanut Butter
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/3-1/2 cup maple syrup (depending on how sweet)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • optional: 1/2 tsp baking soda (for added cookie taste)

Instructions

  1. Add the chickpeas, peanut butter, flaxseed, maple syrup, vanilla and baking soda (if using) to a food processor or high-speed blender.
  2. Process until mixture comes together, scraping down sides as needed. Should take 1-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.

To Serve: eat with a spoon, on apple slices, with animal crackers or vessel of choice.

  1. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to one week.

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Have that craving for raw cookie dough, but want to keep things healthy? This Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough is raw, vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free but still tastes amazing. And it's ready in 5 minutes!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by MaraNatha. I was compensated for my time, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make THM possible! 

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  • Reply
    Juliette | Namastay Traveling
    June 13, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Ohhh this looks os delicious for fruit slices or graham crackers! I don’t think anyone would even realize what’s in it 🙂

  • Reply
    Karlie
    June 13, 2017 at 7:00 am

    I LOVE these kinds of posts <3 thanks for sharing. And the recipe too of course because.. cookie dough
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    Carrie this fit chick
    June 13, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Oh my gosh, YES. Literally, my favorite dessert in the world is cookie dough and all involved with it. 100% trying this one!
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    DNN
    June 13, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Hey Davida,

    That Peanut Butter edible looks so good to much morning, noon, and night. So I saw the part about not eating past 9 p.m. it’s actually good to not eat after 7 PM, because you give your body time to three hours before falling asleep to break down the unhealthy fat in your body as you lose weight while you sleeping. So that part I do agree with. But back to this peanut butter thingy… I wish I could reach my hand through the computer screen and grab that because it just looks so good.

    Whee did the Chickpea idea come from to mix with Peanut butter and Chocolate kisses? Did you like see that on Martha Stewart or Rachael Ray? lol

    Do you eat gluten-free ice cream by the way or any kind of organic ice cream? If so, what’s your thoughts on that? 🙂
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    Lori
    June 13, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Looks delicious! How do you store leftovers?

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    Heidi Kokborg
    June 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    This looks so yummy! I love cookie dough – it’s not really a thing in Europe but I do love to make it myself, and whenever I’m in the States I always buy some. It’s just SO good!
    And I used to be exactly like you. I had so many food rules but no more, and it feels so freeing and I am so much happier today than back then.

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    jordan @ dancing for donuts
    June 13, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    this looks unreal!!! i love that it has some added nutrients from the flaxseed and chickpeas – definitely going to make this asap! thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply
    Lee
    June 13, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    GOD HELP ME THIS LOOKS GOOD. I also love that bowl and want to make it in pottery.
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    andy johnson
    June 14, 2017 at 1:46 am

    It looks so yummy. All ingredients were very healthy last night I made this recipe to my grandpa. she really like it. I am always make your healthy recipe to her and she always like it.

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    Shivani Paul
    June 27, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Nice recipe ..I love chocolate..I will definitely try this at home..Thanks for sharing this.

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    Cassie Autumn Tran
    July 3, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    This is probably just because I have eyes that can eat more than my stomach, but I thought that bowl of peanut butter cookie dough dip was meant as a breakfast porridge or something, haha! Then again, if I can eat it with a spoon, I just might do that! XD
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    Becky
    July 22, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    Hey! How much vanilla should you put in? 1 tbsp?

    Thanks!!

  • Reply
    Lauren
    August 28, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Are there alternatives to chick peas and flax seeds that you can recommend if I don’t have either on hand but desperately NEED this in my life RIGHT now!

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