I, like every "normal" person, LOVE cookie dough. If I could without any stomach ache/weight gain/generally disgusting repercussions, I would buy those tubes of cookie dough in the grocery store and eat them each and every day. But, alas, this is real life and we have to be a little bit wiser in the nutrition department.
Which is why I have experimented in the past with various versions of healthy forms of edible cookie dough. In case you missed it, be sure to check out my Healthy & Safe Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough recipe from earlier this year. It is made with chickpeas and tastes amazing.
However, I am deep in the planning and prep phase of getting ready for my son's Terrible Twos Birthday Party in a few weeks. Honestly, I have been wanting to do a monster party for him since he was one, but I just loved the play on words so much I waited until his second birthday to do so. Yes, I am a nerd for words. And proud of it.
Whilst scrolling Pinterest for different monster themed foods I came across this recipe from Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt for her Monster Cookie Dough Dip. It looked delicious so I decided to try it out early. Of course, like always, I never seem to have all of the ingredients to ever follow anyone's recipe, so I had to go off the path and make up my own.
Now you know I have a particular affinity for dark chocolate and with Halloween just around the corner I was able to find a plethora of different options at the store today, both in the baking aisle and the candy aisle. I just had to make a cookie dough dip using my signature add in.
This turned out so well and I cannot wait to share it at E's second birthday party. In the meantime I may play around with a hybrid of this recipe and my earlier, healthier chickpea recipe. Stay tuned.
Dark Monster Cookie Dough Dip
1 bag Dark Chocolate Peanut M&Ms (use as many or as few as you like)
1 bag of dark chocolate chunks--I used 72% cacao, but you can use whichever strength you like.
1 stick of unsalted butter
1.5 cups powdered sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup natural smooth peanut butter
8 oz. low fat cream cheese
Place cream cheese, peanut butter, butter and oats in mixer and mix on high until thoroughly mixed.
Slowly dump in powdered and regular sugar ad continue to whip until dip is fully mixed and has a whipped consistency.
Remove from electric mixer and carefully fold in both chocolate chunks and M&Ms by hand.
Serve with pretzels, Nilla Wafers, graham crackers, your bare finger, anything really! It all tastes good.