I love cookie dough. I’m actually obsessed with cookie dough. I’m that crazy person who makes chocolate chip cookies just so I can eat the dough until I get sick.
I wish I was kidding.
If you use Pinterest you’ve probably seen 9837823945 recipes for Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt and they’re all pretty similar: 1 container greek yogurt, peanut butter, vanilla, honey and chocolate chips. Except there is 1 HUGE problem with all of these recipes.
The peanut butter flavor completely overpowers everything and these recipes don’t taste anything like actual cookie dough.
Let me introduce the secret ingredient for making Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt actually taste like cookie dough…
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Normally cashew butter is extremely expensive but good old Trader Joe’s sells it for only $7.99. I’ve seriously seen cashew butter at other places being sold for almost $20…no thanks.
Cashew butter works perfectly because it is naturally very creamy, sweet and has a very mild flavor. In my opinion other nut butters have very strong distinct flavors (which I love) but not for when you’re trying to disguise it.
I’ve been experimenting for months on the perfect combination of ingredients to create a Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt that actually tastes like cookie dough and I think I’ve finally done it. For this recipe you need the following:
- 1 container plain greek yogurt (0% or 2%)
- 1 tbsp cashew butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 tsp maple syrup
- 1.5 tsp honey
- pinch of salt
- chocolate chips
- Mix together and enjoy! Personally, I think this tastes best when you make it then let it cool for at least 30 mins in the refrigerator.
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You can use either 0% plain greek yogurt or 2%…honestly they both comes out tasting pretty much the same. The 2% just has a slightly creamier texture.
Regardless of your choice of yogurt this delicious treat comes out to be about 300 calories and has WAY less sugar and fat that actual cookie dough.
Eat it as a snack, as a dessert or whenever the heck you’re just craving something sweet and delicious.
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Have you ever tried Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt?
What is your favorite nut butter?
Do you prefer the cookie dough or the actual cookie?
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