During a recent trip to a market, I picked up a tub of cookie dough as a treat. It was delicious, but also incredibly full of sugar, the effects of which I felt for the rest of that day (think kid of E numbers).
Once the sugar rush subsided, I started thinking of ways to recreate the recipe using natural ingredients. This is the result.
It's still sweet, delicious, works well with added protein for that perfect after gym snack and causes no undesired side effects.
Plus, it's incredibly quick to make.
Ingredients to make 2 jars:
1 can of chickpeas
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 heaped tablespoons of peanut butter (80g approximately)
2 pinches of sea salt
75ml maple syrup
50g of 85% cocoa dark chocolate
optional: a scoop of natural protein
Blend all of the ingredients apart from the chocolate until smooth. This may take a small amount of effort dependant on the blender you have.
Chop the chocolate into small pieces. Stir the majority of the chocolate into the cookie dough mix and sprinkle any remaining chocolate pieces on top.
Refrigerate before serving.