What, does that sound weird to you?
You read it correctly. Cookie sammies. But with creamy dreamy chocolate in the middle. Chocolate made of chickpeas. Chickpea chocolate. Chocolate hummus.
WHY WOULD THERE BE ANY OTHER KIND.
I'm so weirdly obsessed with good ol' garlic hummus that I often forget about the wide world of sweet hummuses. I understand if that sounds weird to you. But it's about time you step outside of your savory hummus comfort zone. Times are changing, and you're gonna get left in the dust if you limit yourself to solely salty garbanzo spreads.
It tastes like... chocolate frosting. I mean I ate half the bowl with my finger as the dipping vehicle. Then I had the magical idea to stuff it inside my new favorite guilt-free cookies a la Ginny Bakes. It was a moment of genius.
When I was little I used to wait in line forever at the pool waiting for those unbeliebable M&M ice cream cookie sandwiches. They were the best thing that ever happened to my eight-year-old taste buds.
These sammies are the next best thing. They're perfect for my twenty-five year old taste buds. Instead of M&M's, try rolling them in cacao nibs or chocolate chips. Or relive your glory years and roll them in M&M's. I won't tell.
Let's chat about the outside of these 'wiches. The cookie "bread," if you will. Ginny Bakes is a family-owned company specializing in dreamy treats that'll satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the bank in the calorie/fat/sugar department. Because they aren't the size of your face, you can eat a few without feeling totally weighed down. These babies really are made with the finest ingredients, in addition to being gluten-free, organic, non-gmo, vegan (some varieties) and kosher.
These are a treat that everyone can enjoy mindfully. Perfection!
Ginny Bakes offers a bunch of cookie flavors including chocolate chip, double chocolate, coconut oatmeal, dreamy vegan, chocolate chip macadamia, sweet cinnamon, ginger crisp, cranberry pistachio, and butter crisp. In addition to cookies, they also make bars, crumbles, mixes, and mini bags of cookies for on-the-go sweet snacking. I rolled with the chocolate chip because...chocolate all the time.
Want to try some for yourself? You can find these yums at Whole Foods, Earth Fare, Fresh Market, etc. Check their store locator for more info.
The cookies taste perfectly sweet and crunchy in addition to being just the right size. I love that I can snack on a couple as a treat and not feel over-the-edge full. This is not a boring, healthy shmealthy cookie. You can taste the love in these gems! They're the ideal back-to-school treat for moms and kiddos alike.
The lunch box is calling!Print
A healthier high-protein version of the classic cookie sandwich!
For the chocolate hummus:
- 1-15oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tbsp creamy almond butter
- 1 tbsp almond milk
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp coffee grinds
For the cookie sandwiches:
- 1 sleeve Ginny Bakes Chocolate Chip Cookie Love (10 cookies, you'll have one leftover)
- Chocolate hummus
- Place all hummus ingredients in a large food processor. Process until completely smooth and creamy.
- Spread a couple spoonfuls of hummus on half of the cookies. Top with another cookie. (You will have plenty of leftover hummus. Use it as a dip for apples, rice cakes, toast, etc.)
- Refrigerate any leftover sandwiches.
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