Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sprinkles

There is a whole lotta ice cream going on in BRK since summer began. And what’s ice cream without toppings?  Neat. Virgin. Naked. Plain. If I had it my way, then fresh berries along with some fresh whipped cream would be my choice. We had our friends over the other night and between our two families the kids out numbered us, which meant I had to have a nice kid approved ice cream topping. After making the Strawberry Shortcake Bars, I got the idea of making Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sprinkles as I did the crumbles on the Shortcake Bars. What a hit they were too! I was telling my friend Sabrina about them yesterday and she said she could go for some of these sprinkles in or on her pancakes- great idea! I had suggested not only ice cream, but atop one’s morning oatmeal or yogurt, cupcakes, cake, or pudding. Or how about hot buttered popcorn? Swoon.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sprinkles
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Recipe type: Dessert, Topping
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Serves: 8
 
Sprinkles of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for where ever you want them, but start with ice cream first!
Ingredients
  • ½ stick or 4 T. unsalted organic butter, chilled
  • 3.4 oz. box vanilla pudding, non-instant kind, like Dr. Oetker Organics
  • ½ cup organic oat flour
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips, like Enjoy Life
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, using a fork or pastry blender, blend butter, pudding mix, and flour until small crumbles form.
  2. Blend in mini chocolate chips until small clusters form as in the photo. Store in a jar or air-tight container in the refrigerator.
  3. To serve, loosen or fluff the crumbles with a fork and pour into a nice serving bowl.

If you have been following me for a bit now, you know that my kiddos are not on board with the paleo lifestyle- they want rice, pasta, potatoes, and sweeties. The compromise is I make as many of their treats from scratch as possible, and lower the sugar as much as I can. No, I did not make the ice cream, but I did buy one that had normal ingredients and not a bunch of things I needed a science degree to understand.  Oh wait, I have a science degree.  We will get there eventually. Maybe. Maybe not. It took me 44 years to figure out what worked for me, I just hope it doesn’t take them that long.

I must confess too, that I did indulge in a bowl of ice cream with a touch of fresh whipped cream and berries with a bit of those sprinkles, and let me tell you, although it was all yummy and I enjoyed every bite, I paid the price. No guilt. Just consequences.

Do you have different dietary plans in your home? How do you compromise or cope?

10 Comments

  1. Posted July 9, 2012 at 2:08 PM | Permalink

    this has my hubby’s name written ALL over it – i think i’ll be surprising him with these this week!

  2. sharon
    Posted July 9, 2012 at 4:22 PM | Permalink

    Robin,
    I think you’ve got the right mindset with your kids. You want them to embrace the paleo diet willingly, not kicking and screaming. Meanwhile, they’re probably eating better than 85% of the population simply because you’re making everything from scratch, and with a much smaller ingredient panel than most store-bought foods. As far as ice cream, do you own an ice cream maker? We just purchased one. We happen to LOVE ice cream over here, so we decided it would be a wise investment to buy one so we could make our own. We made some chococolate coconut milk ice cream sweetened with raw honey and none of us missed the real deal. Decadent. I know you have food allergy challenges, but you could make some delicious sorbets–especially with all of the fresh fruit this time of year. I totally understand the no-guilt, just consequences in regards to food indulgences. We call them “foodovers”–totally sluggish, tired, foggy-head. We tend to be self-abusive though, because we indulge knowing how we’ll feel the next day–yeah, insanity. ~Sharon

    • Robin Sue
      Posted July 9, 2012 at 4:30 PM | Permalink

      Sharon,
      I do have an ice cream maker and just need to get my rear in gear and make some. I could use dates and honey and so much less that the store uses. Also I am buying the organic sugar cane too. My little girl loves to cook, so she would love this. I agree that we can’t force them into a lifestyle but live it for them to see. We are not perfect all the time, so they see us as humans too;-) Foodovers! That is a good one! Thanks for the encouragement, it is no easy getting kids to eat healthy and I am sure the paleo elitists would shame me, but they don’t have my kids! Hehe. We all do our best. I did just ty some coconut milk ice cream and it was delicious, do you have a recipe?
      Thanks
      Robin

    • sharon
      Posted July 13, 2012 at 4:55 PM | Permalink

      Robin,

      I find a lot of wonderful, nourishing recipes here: http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2012/07/homemade-coconut-milk-ice-cream-recipes.html You would enjoy many of her grain-free, sugar free, dairy free recipes too, I bet.
      ~Sharon

    • Robin Sue
      Posted July 14, 2012 at 9:11 AM | Permalink

      Thank you Sharon I will check this out!

  3. Posted July 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM | Permalink

    It’s hard because kids and adults have such different palates. When I first met my husband I said “Hannah eats everything I make!” Which back then was pizza, tacos, and spaghetti. 😀

    I had a great time in Virginia – even though there were tears there was way more laughter! 😀 Hugs!

    • Robin Sue
      Posted July 9, 2012 at 9:06 PM | Permalink

      God to hear you had a great time in VA, too bad it was for the loss of your dear uncle, but yes so much laughter too! Glad you got to go!!

  4. Posted July 11, 2012 at 5:57 AM | Permalink

    this is another really great idea, robin sue! i can’t see anything being better with it than ice cream, but i’m up for experimenting. 🙂

  5. Posted July 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM | Permalink

    I seem to have become addicted to anything cookie dough related. Oat flour and pudding mix are definitely going on my shopping list. 🙂

  6. Posted August 3, 2012 at 12:27 PM | Permalink

    This is such a great idea! Yum. Can’t wait to go make this 🙂

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