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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Faux Cookie Dough Fruit Dip

Ever have one of those weekends where you need another weekend just to recover?  Yea, that was my weekend.  I had so much fun on our girls weekend in Kansas City shopping, eating, and laughing but I'm pooped.  Friday night we went to see comedian, Amy Schumer.  We laughed so hard we had tears rolling down our faces.  Totally offensive and inappropriate but my friends and I have the maturity of a 16 year old boy so we thought she was hilarious.  Saturday we shopped til we dropped then enjoyed a amazing dinner at a mexican restaurant.

I did score some great tanks from Athleta.  Now I just need some warmer weather to enjoy them!

I'm so excited about these headbands.  I bought two and they fit like a glove.  Does anyone else have the problem of finding headbands that stay on when you move?  Maybe it's my head….

Moving on….I have a great recipe that your kids are going to eat up (pun intended).  It's a unique spin on a fruit dip with some surprising ingredients.  I first saw this in Family Fun, and was a little hesitant at first when I read the directions but I could eat this by the spoonfuls.  It's amazing.

My kids are dippers.  Give them a food with some dip (any kind will do) and that food suddenly becomes much more attractive.  Although this dip holds some great nutritional value I did not bother to calculate the calories/macros because with just a few spoonfuls my kids each ate a whole apple.  It's a tradeoff I'm willing to make for them to not just eat fruits and veggies but to ENJOY them.  This dip is definitely enjoyable to say the least.

Ok here it goes…


  • 1 1/2 cup chickpeas
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar (I used light and it was still great)
  • 1/4 peanut butter
  • 3 tbs. oats
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt and baking soda
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips 


1. In a food processor blend your chickpeas
2. Mix in brown sugar, peanut butter oats, milk, vanilla, salt and baking soda.
3. Fold in chocolate chips
4. Serve with apple slices (or other fruit of choice)

Chickpeas!  Who knew?  And unlike real cookie dough, chickpeas are high in iron, protein and fiber.

This dip would be a huge hit at a party for kids and adults alike and no one ever has to know it's chickpeas.

Your turn: Do your kids like "dips"?  If so, what is your favorite healthy dip?


  1. So glad you had fun with the girls!! I LOVE that gray top, its gorgeous!!!! For dips, I love any kind of hummus...never had a sweet dip like that though, sounds amazing!

  2. Hi Annie!

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  3. Annie,
    Tried this myself today with celery!! Too good to be true!!
    Cheryl Tomlinson