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!
Serves about 15-20
- 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)
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!