This is going to be a fun snack that is a little more unique for your viewing party of a particular game that shall not be named but rhymes with Duper Goal.
Pork Rinds are great. Cheese crisps are awesome. I have even reviewed some bread that can be used for finger sandwiches, or protein puffs for the individual snacking. Though something that can be long term snacked on during the whole viewing experience? Shared and enjoyed as well? That is the plan, and I think I made something pretty tasty.
So, I read the title. What is it exactly.
It is a sweet dip with some cookies that resemble vanilla wafers! I am not going to lie to you and say that the cookies are perfect and you will never be able to tell the difference between the carby cousin. They are delicious, certainly…but there is a little of that tell tale almond flour texture, it does not take away from the experience though and they are crunchy enough to stand up to dipping but not hard. Better yet a recipe as follows makes 32 cookies!
The dip though… I have served it all the time with animal crackers or grahams for my non low carb friends and they love it. No one ever complains that it has any funny taste or seems “diet”, and that is a feat in and of itself. You can make it by itself and eat it with a spoon. It really is that good. (Low key, I have done that in 1/4 batches and I am not ashamed of myself for it)
Alright! Without further chit-chat, let’s get to the recipe.
What you need:
- 1 cup of Greek Yogurt (Fage 5% is my preference)
- 4 ounces of cream cheese
- 4 tablespoons of very soft butter
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Isopure and it is great for this)
- 1/4 cup sweetner
- vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Almond Milk I tbls at a time
- 1/3 cup of low carb chocolate chips (Lily’s is the best for this!)
Now for the Cookies:
- 1 cup almond flour
- 2 tbls coconut flour
- 1 ounce cream cheese
- 3 tbls coconut oil
- 3 tbls butter very soft
- 1 egg
- 1/2-3/4 cups of granular sweetner (I used 1 c. in my first attempt and it was WAY too sweet and had that cooling thing)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon & nutmeg (optional but gives it more of that “graham cracker” taste if that is your thing)
- Pinch of salt
- 2 bowls for mixing
- Measuring spoons
- Measuring cups
- Electric mixer
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
How it is done:
- Cream together the butter and cream cheese with the sweetener. Mix until it is fluffy. Unlike sugar it will not dissolve completely into fluff, you do not need it to.
- Add in the Yogurt, vanilla, salt and Protein powder and beat it until combined.
- Add the chocolate chips and fold in. If it looks too thick for your liking add some almond milk.
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Cream together the coconut oil, butter, sweetener, salt and cream cheese until homogenous. (I used Lakanto Gold.)
- Add the egg and vanilla whip it in for at least one minute on high.
- Add your almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Once it is all combined it is time to scoop it out. I used heaping teaspoons and spaced them out well. They will flatten so give them space for it. I had to do it in batches. Made 32 cookies
- Bake for 10 minutes. I started checking around 7 because almond flour browns fast. Take them out when top is golden and bottom edges are a little dark.
- Let cool completely so they set. When they come out they will be a little too soft.
- Enjoy! Makes 4 “servings”
That is it! It not that complicated but pretty tasty. Let me show those pictures for the visual learners.
All done! I think it will be a real hit at any event you just need something snacky. I miss the days of dunkaroos (I know they are back, but I am low carb now), animal crackers with whipped cream and all that stuff. This was a way for me to have some of that and not feel like I was missing out. I hope you try it and love it.
Macro time! Again, always check them yourself. I remove Erythritol from macros because you literally just flush it out without digesting. Per cookie, according to my fitness pal:
Total of 51 calories. 5 grams of fat. 1.1 grams of protein and 1.1 TOTAL carbs .5 NET. Less than one impact carb per cookie!
For the Dip, assuming 1/4 of the recipe and fage 5% greek yogurt: 346 Calories 27.8 grams of fat, 13.9 grams of protein and 7 TOTAL carbs 3 fiber for a total of 4 carbs! You can eat less and get less calories, obviously. I like generous snacks/fat bombs. 🙂
You read that right. You can have a total of 10 cookies and a good amount of dip for only 9 NET carbs. Snack away! Let me know if you try it and love it!
Just remember calories will add up. That is 856 calories, a meal replacement