Regardless of if you're into the Super Bowl or not, I think we can all benefit from some cookie dough footballs. I was feeling inspired today to create something festive/themed and at first I thought that maybe it's a little too late to be sharing a Super Bowl recipe when it's only one day away. But if you're last minute like me, then I've got you covered!
A lot of what I make and share here is very much what I am eating lately. If I'm sharing sugar filled cupcakes, that's what I'm eating. If I'm sharing raw vegan desserts, I'm into that. It's all really clearly shown here and I am very much on the health train lately. I'm just not feeling too many sugary sweets which is so strange to me because sweets are (were?) my jam.
So today is all about the cookie dough footballs, but in a healthy way. There's no reason that you can't sit down to watch the game, halftime show, or commercials and eat healthy treats at the same time.
You can catch me tomorrow scavenging for a decent meal because I need groceries big time and eating my way through these cookie dough footballs. What do you plan to eat for the game?!
COOKIE DOUGH FOOTBALLS
1 can chickpeas
1/2 cup almond butter
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons flax seed
1 teaspoon plant milk
Pinch of salt
Drop of vanilla
8 oz. chocolate
2 tablespoons coconut butter
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Drain chickpeas and pat them dry. In a food processor blend together chickpeas, almond butter, maple syrup, flax seed, milk, salt, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. I just poured in as many as I desired. Probably a little more than 1/4 cup. Pour onto baking sheet and fold over parchment paper, pressing dough out to be about 1 inch thick. Place in freezer for 30 minutes. Remove from freezer, remove parchment paper from the top of the dough, and cut out football shapes. I used a football cookie cutter but you could use a knife if you don't have one available. Place back in freezer for 1 hour. Before removing, melt chocolate. Remove cookie dough from freezer and dip in melted chocolate until covered. Melt coconut butter and pipe the laces onto the footballs. Serve, enjoy!
Can be stored in refrigerator for a few days or in the freezer for a few weeks.