If any of you have ever had a Trader Joe’s Joe-Joe then you know the magical power they have to wreck your best intentions for eating healthy. Each 150 calorie, sugar-laden round of deliciousness is engineered to add lumps and bumps to your silohette.
One afternoon last week I decided that I would wrestle the crown of deliciousness from Joe-Joe and create my own healthy version – and here it is.
Start with as healthy of an Oreo type cookie as you can find. Go for double-cream if it’s available. I like Newman’s Own brand but any brand will do. You won’t find one that is perfectly healthy but do your best.
Melt grain-sweetened chocolate chips with a bit of butter in a microwave safe bowl. Carefully dip cookies in melted chocolate and lay out to cool on a wax paper lined plate or tray. You can stick the cookies in the fridge to cool faster.
A nice variation is to use grain-sweetened peanut butter chips in place of all or half of the chocolate chips.
POW – take THAT Joe-Joe!