I love making things that the kids absolutely LOVE and that are good for them! I discovered the recipe for chick pea cookie dough dip from Chocolate Covered Katie. The recipe is super simple (go to her site for quantities if you are an exact person, or if you are like me and “wing it” then keep reading). We used two cans of chick peas, took out as many of the skins as the kids were willing to pick out, then dumped them into the food processor along with some coconut oil – enough to make them all wet and then another splash. The original recipe calls for peanut butter, but we have peanut allergies over here – so we used the coconut. We blended the beans till it was smooth and added some salt, vanilla, brown sugar, and handfuls of quick oats till it tasted right. The kids had a great time taste testing. We used more vanilla and salt than recommended. We added a dollup of condensed milk (probably 2 rounded tablespoons) to help our dip be “smooth” and creamy. Then the kids added chocolate chips (and I threw in a handful of ground flax seed).
This fiber-full brain-fat-rich dip was a HUGE hit with the kids. The whole bowl is gone in mere minuets with them begging for seconds! We served our dip with pretzels, but Katie recommends graham crackers – yummy!
Other recipes that your kids will enjoy:
Dessert smoothies for the kids – lots of blueberries!
Blondie Brownies - this recipe uses up leftover holiday candy.
Playdough that you can eat – make your own spaghetti noodles.
Bread recipe easy enough for the kids to bake.
How have you made a dessert food good for your kids? We’d love to hear your suggestions on our facebook wall!