Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough

What is “black velvet” you ask?  Oh, it’s just like red velvet, only jet-black.  It’s sweet, chocolatey, and 100% delicious.  Because it’s so dang hot out here in Texas, instead of baking a cake, I decided to make a no-bake treat…  cookie dough it is!  Not only is this Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough safe to eat raw (yup, no eggs here!), it’s got a secret ingredient too.  Can you guess what makes it black?  Hint, it’s not yucky artificial food coloring…

This rich and addictive, chocolatey Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough is all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, AND vegan…  oh, but you’d never know it.

No need to pinch yourself because you’re not dreaming.  This is real life.

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only jet-black. This sweet, rich, addictive, and chocolatey, secret ingredient Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough is all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Oh, and it’s safe to eat raw! -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

So what’s in this cookie dough?  Lemme tell ya:

  • Oat Flour
  • Brown Rice Protein Powder
  • Almond Butter
  • Black Beans
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Activated Charcoal Powder (yes, for real)

Surprised by the ingredients?  Surprised at how CHARCOAL got into your dessert?  Don’t be.  You don’t taste it at all.  I was seriously skeptical myself at first, but couldn’t detect it one bit.

This Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough tastes just like regular cookie dough — it’s sugary sweet (without the refined white sugar), it’s buttery rich (without the butter, synthetic margarine, or hydrogenated shortening) and it’s doughy in texture (without the refined and bleached white flour).

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only jet-black. This sweet, rich, addictive, and chocolatey, secret ingredient Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough is all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Oh, and it’s safe to eat raw! -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

This Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough is meant to be eaten raw, so no hassle or baking required for this sweet, sweet indulgence.

No eggs = lick the spoon (and bowl) all you want!

WINNING  😉

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only jet-black. This sweet, rich, addictive, and chocolatey, secret ingredient Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough is all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Oh, and it’s safe to eat raw! -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

5 from 1 vote
Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only jet-black. This sweet, rich, addictive, and chocolatey, secret ingredient Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough is all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Oh, and it’s safe to eat raw! -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)
Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies & Crackers
Servings: 2 ½ cups
Calories: 330 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add stir together the protein powder, oat flour, cocoa powder, charcoal powder, and salt.
  2. In a blender (I used my NutriBullet), puree together the beans, almond milk, almond butter, vanilla extract, butter flavor, and stevia extract until smooth. Scoop this mixture over the dry ingredients and fold together.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. For the best texture, cover and refrigerate overnight.  Otherwise you can serve it immediately for a slightly softer brownie batter texture.  Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 1g
Protein 23g 46%
Calcium 15%
Iron 35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Here is the recipe’s nutrition label:

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only jet-black. This sweet, rich, addictive, and chocolatey, secret ingredient Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough is all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Oh, and it’s safe to eat raw! -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

Wow.  Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW.  Can you believe this cookie dough is packed with a whopping 23g of protein and 11g of fiber??  Plus, it’s free of the deadly trans fats and has none of processed white sugar typical to storebought cookie dough.

I’d go as far as to say that my recipe is guilt-free.  I mean, it’s filled with complete proteins, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals.  I could go on, but I think I should let you go so you can make some of this cookie dough for yourself 😉

Black Velvet is just like red velvet, only jet-black. This sweet, rich, addictive, and chocolatey, secret ingredient Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough is all natural, sugar free, high protein, gluten free, AND vegan, but you'd never know it. Oh, and it’s safe to eat raw! -- Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)

I am still a little shocked at how delicious and addictive this Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough is.  I could NOT stop eating it.  I mostly ate it straight up with a spoon, but it’s also delicious with graham crackers and animal crackers.  Try it.  It’s just TOO GOOD!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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24 comments on “Healthy Black Velvet Cookie Dough”

  1. Very cool looking! Who dosnt love cookie dough!

  2. Looks delicious! But confusing to my brain because it looks like icecream LOL. If someone doesn’t have charcoal powder they can make it the same color using black tahini – tahini made from black sesame seeds

  3. Jessica, this looks amazing, as does the black velvet fudge! I’m absolutely in love with your grey/black theme, and I think I might need to try some of this soon because it is just too gosh darn beautiful (and HEALTHY whaaaaaat). Also, I have always thought that the best part about eating vegan, hands down, is the freedom to eat as much raw cookie dough as you want 😉 I’m totally inspired by your healthy black velvet invention. Rad thinking!

  4. Could I replace the protein powder with more oat flour and leave out the butter flavor? Thanks!

    • I haven’t tried that but I think it would work out just fine! Just be sure to compensate for the missing chocolate protein powder with additional cocoa powder (maybe 1 tbs) and a tad bit more stevia (maybe 10-20 drops, or instead just more chocolate chips!). I haven’t tried omitting the butter flavor either, but maybe sub it with more vanilla extract. Hope you like the cookie dough!! 🙂

  5. Janet Squire
    5

    Can you actually bake it into cookies?

  6. This cookie dough looks fabulous! Charcoal is seriously making a striking debut, and it shows that you crushed this recipe! I would love to try it out!

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  10. Question about the charcoal…First off, love the colour. I see it now in a lot of your recipes…Are you doing it for detox? Or just colour?

    Also – I am very allergic to oats. Any chance coconut flour, almond flour or more protein powder would do the trick?

    • I’m using charcoal simply because it looks awesome and I love the color! But some people do consume it for detoxing purposes.
      I haven’t tried this recipe without the oat flour so it’s hard to give an answer. If you want to test some of those flours, feel free! I’d probably do 3 tbs coconut flour and keep some extra on hand in case you need more.

  11. How long will this keep after I make it?

    Delicious recipe,btw. I made it with raw honey instead of stevia and left out charcoal since I don’t have any.

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  15. Im not going to be the one to take the time to make this as I have SEVERE fibro etc. BUUUUUUT if someone, ever makes it & sells it online….somebody puhlease let me know!

  16. IT is 330 calories for 1/2 cup, that is more than Ben and Jerry’s. This is NOT guilt free, protein or not

    • Just because something has calories doesn’t make it unhealthy… it’s about quality, not quantity. If you’d rather have Ben and Jerry’s ice cream that’s full of sugar and highly processed ingredients, that’s your choice. Personally, I’d rather have a sugar free, high protein, low glycemic, and FILLING sweet treat rather than store-bought ice cream that will make you hungry again in 20 minutes…

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