A Healthy Vegan Dessert: Try Chubbies!

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As a child, my mother used to make a dessert called Chubbies…

The base was oats with melted butter and sugar, topped with a layer of melted chocolate and peanut butter. It was one of my favorite desserts EVER!

I stopped eating this dessert decades ago, but suddenly craved them while prego for my second kid. A light bulb went off as I thought why don’t I combine the flavors in a healthy way. Thus, Lulu’s (Lulu was my nickname growing up) Chubbies…which are actually good for you… a healthy vegan dessert!

LULU’S CHUBBIES

Serves about 15-20

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • ½ cup raw almond (or other nut/seed butter)
  • ½ cup amber coconut nectar OR 10 medjol dates
  • pinch of pink sea salt
  • ½ cup raw cocoa powder
  • OPTIONAL:  1/3 cup cocoa nibs, coconut, or dried bananas (or dried cherries would be lovely, too)

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a food processor, beginning with the oats.  Combine until it starts to form one large ball.  You may have to add a little more nut/seed butter or nectar depending on its wetness.
Roll into small balls, about golf ball size.  Place balls into a ziplock freezer baggy or container and stick in freezer.  They are ready after a few hours, but keep the rest in the freezer door.  They don’t freeze completely and are an amazing cold chocolate treat that will make your 6 year-old self squeal!

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Lindsey Bogard
Lindsey Bogard is a passionate plant based wellness coach and fitness enthusiast with BS in Holistic Nutrition. After overcoming several eating disorders, she is a firm believer in living life with an abundance of health and a freedom from chronic dieting. Lindsey is also very passionate in using food as medicine, as she thrives medication free living with Multiple Sclerosis, using a plant based diet and active lifestyle as her lifeline.
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