When I first started doing Trim Heathy Mama, I stuck to the basics. I’m not a foodie, so experimenting with recipes is not my forte. However, as I’ve gotten more confident in building and changing recipes, one of my favorite things to do is THMify favorite recipes. This is one of those recipes.
About a year ago, I came across an amazing Cookie Dough Dip recipe from Add A Pinch. It is decadent, let me tell you! The kids were asking me to make it again, but I knew it was going to be an instant sugar overload, so I decided to experiment and see what I could come up with that would taste just as wonderful, but not send my blood sugar through the roof.
This is the result of that experiment…
I first set out ingredients for a double batch of the Add a Pinch recipe because I have a large family and knew I wanted to have enough extra to make some of it by the recipe and some of it THM’d for me.
Once I had the butter and cream cheese creamed, I took out 1 cup of the mixture and set it aside as “mine”. (You could definitely use a lower fat cream cheese to help cut down on calories.)
From there, I continued on with the original recipe for the kids.
While they dipped their ooey-gooey goodness up with graham crackers, I started throwing together my version.
To the 1 cup of butter/cream cheese mixture, I added 1/4 tsp caramel extract and 1 Tbsp Trim Healthy Mama Sweet Blend. (If you don’t have the Sweet Blend, take a look at this conversion chart and find an alternative sweetener you do have.)
Lastly, I stirred in 1 oz of chopped unsweetened baker’s chocolate. It’s what I had on hand, but you could use any plan approved chocolate, including skinny chocolate!
The result was so YUMMY! I chose to simply use my spoon and savor tiny bits of this dip at a time – no carby graham crackers needed!
You can do what I did above and make some for you and some for the rest of the family by taking out a portion for yourself and THMifying it, or you can use the recipe below and share the sugar-free goodness! The recipe below will make plenty to go around!
Trim Healthy Mama Cookie Dough Dip
2 – 8 oz cream cheese
1 c. butter
3/4 tsp caramel extract
3 TBSP Trim Healthy Mama Sweet Blend
(or other sweetener of your choice)
3 oz of plan-approved chocolate, chopped
Enjoy! Share! Save some for later!