Happy April Fool’s Day!

Happy April Fool’s Day!

Do you celebrate April Fool’s Day? This holiday—a day to prank your friends, family, and colleagues—dates back to the sixteenth century Netherlands. Or maybe it was France? Or fifth century Constantinople? The mystery of its origins could be a prank, of course!

With the ever-expanding holiday celebrations my kids now know about (Dr. Seuss’ birthday, 100th day of School, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day), I don’t typically voluntarily embrace yet another one. It’s too much! But, when the folks at Family Fun magazine, which I have read for years now thanks to a subscription from my mom, shared their Faux Cookie Dough Dip recipe, I thought it might be time to embrace April 1.

This recipe is just the kind of prank I would try on my kids. They, after all, love chocolate chips (they get that from me), and I am always looking for a new snack options.

If you give it a try, tell me what you think!

Cookie Dough Dip

Faux Cookie Dough Dip

Ingredients: Chickpeas, brown sugar, peanut butter, oats, milk, vanilla, salt, baking soda, chocolate chips, and apple slices

Directions: In a food processor, blend 1 1/2 cups chickpeas, 6 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 cup peanut butter (such as the natural, unsweetened variety), 3 tablespoons oats, 1 tablespoon milk, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and baking soda. Fold in 1/3 cup chocolate chips. Serve with apple slices or other fresh fruit. When snack time is over, tell your kids they are now full of beans!