Double Chocolate Brownie Dough Blizzard

 

Sounds unbelievably unhealthy right? WRONG. While this recipe is based off one of DQs Blizzard flavors, it has been remade in a surprisingly healthy and nutritious way. Thanks to Wesleyan’s very own superstar athlete, Kaylie Williams, I was able to sample this recipe. Let me tell you, it tasted better than an actual Blizzard and I didn’t feel gross and sick afterwards.

 

“I was committed to eliminating processed and refined sugar from my diet for 30 days. While saying no to a lot of my favorite desserts became easier with time, my cravings for sweets never went away. So, I researched some processed sugar-free dessert recipes and came across this one! Oh She Glows is actually an awesome vegan cooking and baking website–I have the recipe book too. The creator is committed to making easy delicious vegan cuisine, which is exactly what I needed after eating much of the same things at school the past few years while being vegan.”

 

–Kaylie Williams

 

It’s a two-step process involving essentially two recipes, but it’s pretty simple. Check out the ingredients and recipe below:

 

***Kaylie has modified this recipe to make it her own!

 

 

Double Chocolate Brownie Dough Balls

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Yield: 12 balls

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 12 Medjool dates (1 cup packed & pitted)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp unprocessed honey
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweet. coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds

 

1. In a food processor, add the cashews and process until a fine crumb. Be sure not to over process and release the oils too much.

2. Now add in the pitted dates and process until chunky. Add in the rest of the ingredients (except almonds) and process until a dough forms. Stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Pulse in almonds so they remain chunky. Add a bit more liquid sweetener if dough is too dry.

3. Form into balls and store in fridge or freezer.

 

Double Chocolate Brownie Dough ‘Blizzard’

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  • Banana Soft Serve or your favourite ice cream
  • Cocoa powder & peanut butter, to taste
  • Brownie dough balls (from above)
  • Toasted coconut, for garnish

 

1. In a food processor, process your desired amount of frozen bananas until a creamy soft serve forms. We use 3 large bananas for 2 people. OR, simply grab your favourite ice cream and scoop it into the processor.

2. Add cocoa powder and peanut butter, to taste and process until combined.

3. Crumble 2-3 brownie dough balls into the processor and pulse until just combined.

4. Scoop into bowls or glass and crumble another ball on top with toasted coconut, for garnish. Enjoy on a hot summer day!

 

Hope you enjoyed!

- Amanda Roosa